Oklahoma  

Voting Guide

Voter Registration Deadline: 25 days before Election Day

 

2020

  • Presidential Primary Election Registration Deadline: February 7

  • Presidential Primary Election: March 3

  • Primary Election (Other Offices) Registration Deadline: June 5

  • Primary Election (Other Offices): June 30

  • General Election Registration Deadline: October 9

  • General Election: November 3

  • Voter Registration Deadline: 25 days before Election Day

  • 2020

  • Presidential Primary Election Registration Deadline: February 7

  • Presidential Primary Election: March 3

  • Primary Election (Other Offices) Registration Deadline: June 5

  • Primary Election (Other Offices): June 30

  • General Election Registration Deadline: October 9

  • General Election: November 3

Students have a choice about where to register to vote.

 

Students attending college may register at their campus address or choose to remain registered or register at their permanent or home address.

 

You may only be registered and vote in one location.

Oklahoma’s voter registration form asks for your Oklahoma driver’s license, or the last four digits of your Social Security number. Be sure to provide one of these numbers if you have it.

All Oklahoma voters must present ID before casting a ballot. Voters may present a voter ID card issued by their county election board, or a ID issued by the U.S. government, state government, or tribal government that provides the voter’s name and photograph and that is current as of the date of voting.

Voters who lack the appropriate ID may file a sworn affidavit and cast a provisional ballot.

Make a plan. Look up your voting site and hours at: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/index.html

By Mail

  • Voters may vote an absentee ballot by mail without an excuse.

  • Voters can request an absentee ballot using an online application. Voters can also fill out a paper absentee ballot application, or write a letter with the same information, and deliver it to the county election office in person, by mail, or by email. Applications are available online or at your county election board’s office. Voters may use one absentee ballot application to request absentee ballots for all elections occurring during the calendar year.

  • Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday before the election.

  • Completed absentee ballots may be returned to the county election board by mail, but the board must receive the ballot before 7 p.m. on Election Day. Completed ballots may also be return in-person no later than the end of business on the day before the election.

 

Early In-Person

  • Voters may vote early in-person without an excuse.

  • A registered voter may apply for and vote an in-person absentee ballot at a designated location from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday immediately preceding any election and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday immediately preceding a state or federal election.

 

Election Day

  • Voting sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. If you are in line by the closing time then you must be allowed to vote.

Registering to Vote Does Not Affect Your:

  • Federal Financial Aid

    • Where you register to vote will not affect federal financial aid such as Pell Grants, Perkins or Stafford loans, or your dependency status for FAFSA

  • Status as a Dependent on Your Parents’ Taxes

    • Being registered to vote at a different address from your parents does not prevent them from claiming you as a dependent on their taxes

  • Tuition Status

    • Being deemed out-of-state for tuition purposes does not prevent you from choosing to register to vote in your campus community

 

Will registering to vote in Oklahoma affect my driver’s license or car registration?

  • As a full-time student in Oklahoma, you may have to make these changes regardless of whether you register to vote in Oklahoma. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.

Fair Elections Center and Campus Vote Project intend the information contained herein is used only as a general guide. This document should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a licensed North Carolina legal professional.
 
Last updated March 2019