Oklahoma

Step 1: Apply

Can I vote-by-mail in my state?


Yes, Oklahoma will allow any registered voter to request a ballot. Follow the application steps below. Click here to register as a new voter or to check your existing registration. (It's always a good idea to double-check.) https://www.ok.gov/elections/OVP.html




Where should I send my completed application?


Submit your application online or deliver your completed application to your County Election Board Office via mail, email, fax, or in-person. https://www.ok.gov/elections/About_Us/County_Election_Boards/




When is the application due?


Technically, applications must be received by October 27, 2020. To avoid delays within the election office and the postal service, we recommend you send it immediately and no later than the middle of October. New voters must register by October 9, 2020.




***Shenanigan Alerts***


Things to look out for:

  • Hand-delivered ballots must be returned no later than the end of business hours on the day before the election.
  • The voter must show the same identification required for in-person voting.
  • Generally, it is unlawful to hand-deliver another person's absentee ballot.
Senate Bill 210 created new alternatives for absentee voters to verify their identity during the COVID-19 state of emergency. It may or may not apply to the general election in November. This will be determined 45 days before the election. Read the instructions that come with your ballot. For standard absentee ballot affidavits (yellow stripe), the affidavit may be notarized OR the voter may submit a copy of a valid ID. For “physically incapacitated” absentee ballot affidavits (pink stripe) or caretaker absentee ballot affidavits (pink stripe), the affidavit may be witnessed by two people OR the voter may submit a copy of a valid ID. Many financial institutions and other organizations across Oklahoma are offering free absentee voter services to assist voters with absentee ballot affidavit verification. https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Absentee_Voter_Verification.html




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://www.ok.gov/elections/About_Us/County_Election_Boards/





Step 2: Vote-by-Mail

When do I have to mail or drop off my completed ballot?


Technically, ballots must be received by 7pm on Election Day. (November 3, 2020) To avoid delays within the election office and the postal service, we recommend you return your voted ballot as soon as it arrives and no later than the middle of October. For standard absentee ballot affidavits (yellow stripe), the affidavit may be notarized OR the voter may submit a copy of a valid ID. For “physically incapacitated” absentee ballot affidavits (pink stripe) or caretaker absentee ballot affidavits (pink stripe), the affidavit may be witnessed by two people OR the voter may submit a copy of a valid ID. You may also drop your ballot at your local election office. It's a good idea to call and check first. https://www.ok.gov/elections/About_Us/County_Election_Boards/ Voters who requested a "standard" absentee ballot (Yellow Affidavit), which is the most common type of absentee ballot, may hand-deliver their own absentee ballot in-person to the county election board during regular business hours. Hand-delivered ballots must be returned no later than the end of business hours on the day before the election, and the voter must show the same identification required for in-person voting. Generally, it is unlawful to hand-deliver another person's absentee ballot.




Does it require a stamp? Two?


Read the outside of the envelope to see if additional postage may be required. The US Postal service will deliver any ballot, regardless of whether or not it has the correct postage, or any at all. They will charge the local election office for any unpaid postage. https://time.com/4547550/absentee-mail-ballot-postage-stamp-postal-service-usps/




Can my ballot be dropped off at a polling site or dedicated drop box?


There will not be drop boxes available and you may not drop your ballot at a polling site. If you would like to deliver your ballot in person, please bring it to your county election office no later than November 2, 2020. You must deliver your own ballot and you will be required to show ID. https://www.ok.gov/elections/About_Us/County_Election_Boards/




Is there any way to check if my ballot was received?


https://www.ok.gov/elections/OVP.html




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://www.ok.gov/elections/About_Us/County_Election_Boards/





Early In-Person Voting

Does my state offer any in-person early voting days?


October 29-31, 2020




Link to information and locations:


Voters may cast an absentee ballot in person at the county election board office from 8 am to 6 pm on Thursday and Friday and from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday. In-person absentee voters must fill out and sign an application form when they arrive to vote. https://www.ok.gov/elections/Early_Voting.html




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://www.ok.gov/elections/About_Us/County_Election_Boards/





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