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Voter Registration in Oklahoma

Attention: Voter information and identification requirements may change prior to an election. Please check with the State Election Board website to make sure you have the most current information.

Oklahoma residents can register to vote at their local tag agent when they conduct motor vehicle-related business – such as driver license and vehicle registration processes – or they can apply directly with the Oklahoma State Election Board.

OK Voter Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible to vote in Oklahoma, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be an Oklahoma resident.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Not be a convicted felony within the time period equal to the original judgment and sentence, even if you are no longer incarcerated.
  • Have not been legally determined to be incapacitated.
  • Have not been legally determined to be partially incapacitated with a prohibition on voting.

You must have your voter registration card at least 24 days before any election in which you wish to vote. Voter registration cards cannot be issued during the 24 days prior to an election.

If you apply during the 24 days, you will not receive your voter registration card until after the election.

Registering to Vote in OK

In order to register to vote, you'll need to fill out a Oklahoma Voter Registration Application. Courtesy of the Oklahoma State Election Board website, you can download it or just pick one up from your local tag agent.

You'll need to provide the following information on your registration application:

  • Name and address.
  • Political affiliation.
  • Birth date.
  • Driver's license number.
    • If you don't have a driver's license, provide your Social Security number.

There is an oath on the registration form. You must sign and date the oath, swearing that you are eligible to vote.

You may mail your application to the address on the form.

If you complete your voter registration application at your local tag agent's office, they will mail it to the State Election Board for you.

NOTE: You can also use this application to make changes to your voter registration.

Voter Identification Card

You are not considered registered to vote in Oklahoma until your application for voter registration has been approved by the State Election Board in your county.

Once you have been approved, you will receive a voter identification card in the mail, stating your name, address, political affiliation, and the polling place for your voting precinct.

Make sure all the information is correct, and if there are any problems notify your local State Election Board at once.

Military & Overseas Voter Registration

In Oklahoma, you are permitted to vote absentee if you are:

  • A member of the U.S. military or their spouse/dependent.
  • A Merchant Marine or their spouse/dependent.
  • Living/working outside of the United States.

You can register to vote, update your voter registration information, and/or request an absentee ballot by using the Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request Federal Post Card Application (Form 76). You can either:

Absentee Voting in Oklahoma

Oklahoma's out-of-state citizens can register to vote using the mail-in application (see Register to Vote in Oklahoma above).

However, anyone can apply to vote absentee – whether or not they're out of state on Election Day.

You can apply to vote absentee by using:

  • The Oklahoma Online Absentee Application (online application).
    • Application deadline is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday before Election Day.
  • The Oklahoma Absentee Ballot Application (paper application).
    • Application deadline is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday before Election Day.
    • Mailed applications postmarked on or before the deadline do not count if they are received after the deadline.

Once you receive your absentee ballot, you must complete it and deliver it to your county election board by mail before 7 p.m. on Election Day.

Cancelled/Inactive Voter Registrations

A voter registration can be cancelled or deemed inactive by the local election board for any of the following reasons:

  • The death of the voter.
  • The voter is convicted of a felony.
  • The voter is legally determined to be incapacitated.
  • The voter moved out of the area and registers elsewhere.
  • The voter receives a Voter Address Confirmation notice, but does not return it within 60 days.

You may also request cancellation of your voter registration by sending a written, notarized request to the county election board, asking them to cancel your voter registration.

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