Voting in Oklahoma
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To vote in Oklahoma, you must be at least 18 years old, a United States citizen and a resident of the State of Oklahoma.
When and where
The deadline for registration is 25 days prior to the election. Voter registration applications are available at your County Election Board, post offices, tag agencies, libraries and many other public locations. You will be offered a voter registration application when you get your driver's license and when you apply for assistance at some government agencies. You also may download an application form.
Once you have been successfully registered, the county election board will mail a voter identification card to you.
As of May 2013, Oklahoma is one of the 37 states that have not implemented online voter registration.
Voting on election day
Oklahoma State Question 746, approved in 2010, requires every voter to show proof of identity before receiving a ballot. Valid forms of identification are required to contain the name of the voter, a photograph and an expiration date that is after the date of the election.
- See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times
All voters are eligible to vote absentee in Oklahoma. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.
To vote absentee, an absentee ballot application must be received by the election office at least 6 days prior to the election. A returned absentee ballot must then be received by the elections office by the close of polls on election day.
Military and overseas voting
For full details, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program here.
Oklahoma is one of 33 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting is held on the Friday, Saturday, and Monday immediately preceding election day. The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.