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Voter Registration in Oklahoma


To be eligible to vote in Oklahoma you must be:

  • At least 18 years old
  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Oklahoma
  • Not convicted of a felony, or if you have been convicted, a period of time equal to the original judgment and sentence has expired*
  • Not adjudged to be an incapacitated person prohibited from voting

You pay preregister to vote if you are at least 17 and a half years old, however, you cannot vote in an election until after your 18th birthday.

*If you were convicted of a felony, you may register to vote when you have fully served your sentence, or if you have been pardoned. Person judged incapacitated by a court may not register to vote.


Source: Oklahoma State Election Board


  • March 24, 2024, was the registration deadline for the June 2024, Primary Election
  • October 11, 2024, is the deadline for registration for the November 5, 2024, General Election.
  • Guidelines
  • Election Calendar

Online registration

To use the online voter registration system you must have a current and valid Oklahoma driver's license or identification card issued by the Department of Public Safety.

Mail-in registration

Printable form (in English)

Updating registration      

To update registration after a move, name change, or change of political party affiliation, you must fill out another voter registration application form, or you can update your voter registration information online.

Cancelling registration

Complete a Request to Cancel Voter Registration form and send it to the County Election Board in the county where he or she is registered to vote.

  • The request must be notarized or witnessed by two person.

Source: Oklahoma State Election Board

ID Requirements for Oklahoma

ID Requirements for Registration

Online Registration

  • Register online using the OK Voter Portal's Online Voter Registration System.  (An Oklahoma Driver License/State ID and a signature on file with Service Oklahoma is required.)

Mail-in Registration

  • Fill out a Voter Registration Application using the OK Voter Portal “wizard.” (You must print, sign, and mail or hand deliver the application to your County Election Board to complete the process.)
  • Download a Voter Registration Application from the State Election Board website. Applications are also available at your County Election Board, most tag agencies, libraries, and post offices.
  • Applications must be mailed or hand-delivered to your County Election Board to complete the process.

You must provide your residence address, mailing address, and county of residence.

If you cannot meet any of the above requirements, you may sign an affidavit and cast a provisional ballot subject to verification of your eligibility to vote.

Source: Oklahoma State Election Board

ID Requirements for Voting

All Voters

Voters must present proof of identity which include:

  • Voter Identification card issued to you by your County Election Board
  • Oklahoma Driver's License
  • Oklahoma ID Card
  • U.S. Passport
  • Tribal ID 
  • US Military ID

Where to get an ID

Request New Voter ID Card

You can request a new Voter ID card through the OK Voter Portal, or by contacting your County Election Board or the State Election Board. When contacting your County Election Board or the State Election Board, please provide the following:

  • name
  • date of birth
  • registration address

There is no charge for a replacement card.

Cards must be mailed to the voter and can only be sent to the address on file.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

Source: Oklahoma State Election Board

Oklahoma Department of Public Safety

Obtaining a Driver’s License

Casting a Ballot in Oklahoma

Absentee Voting

Opening and Closing Dates

  • The deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is always 5 p.m. on the third Monday (15 days) preceding the election.
    • Monday, October 21, 2024, at 5 p.m. is the deadline for the 2024 Election.
  • An absentee ballot must be received by the County Election Board by 7 p.m. on Election Day night to be counted.

Military and Overseas Voters

Uniformed services members, their spouses and dependents, and U.S. citizens who reside outside of the country are eligible to apply. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements of 26 O.S. § 14-137.

Voted absentee ballots must be returned with an affidavit signed by the voter. 

Apply or learn more.

Who is eligible to use an absentee ballot?

Any registered voter in Oklahoma may vote by absentee ballot. It is not necessary to give a reason for voting absentee.

Apply or learn more.

Application for Absentee Ballot (English)

Source: Oklahoma State Election Board

Early Voting

In-person absentee voting – more commonly referred to as “early voting” in Oklahoma – is available to all voters. No excuse is needed.

You can vote early in your county at your designated early voting location from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Thursday and Friday preceding an election. You must vote in the county where you are registered.

In addition to early voting the Thursday and Friday preceding an election, early voting is also available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Saturday immediately preceding a state or federal Primary Election, Runoff Primary Election, General Election, or Presidential Preferential Primary Election.

Early voting is also available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. the Wednesday preceding the General Election

Find Your Early Voting Location

Source: Oklahoma State Election Board

Polling Places 

Oklahoma's OK Voter Portal (OVP) provides a "one-stop shop" for voting needs, including polling place information. Voters must provide their name and date of birth


Primary Election Day - June 18, 2024

  • 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

General Election Day - November 5, 2024

  • 7:00 am to 7:00 pm


Rides to the polls

Many organizations offer free or discounted rides to polling places. Check your local League of Women Voters chapter for more information.


Voter Assistance

Oklahoma voters who have visual or physical disabilities may vote independently and privately at their polling places on election day and during early voting at the County Election Board office preceding every election. Some voters choose to vote with the assistance of another person. The Precinct Officials at your polling place are trained to offer assistance to voters who request it. Assistance is available at all elections for:

  • voters who have physical disabilities and are unable to mark their own ballots
  • voters who have a visual impairment
  • voters who have physical disabilities or infirmities and are unable to enter the polling place
  • voters who cannot read

Choosing Your Assistant

If you need assistance to vote, you may choose anyone you want to help you, as long as the person is not your employer or an agent of your employer or an agent of your union. You may be assisted by a relative, a friend, or by one of the Precinct Officials at your polling place.

Absentee Voting

Absentee voting is also a choice for voters with visual or physical disabilities. Any registered voter may request absentee ballots. You do not have to give a reason for voting by absentee ballot.

However, voters who have physical disabilities may give that as a reason for voting by absentee ballot. By stating this reason, you may take advantage of some special conditions that may make absentee voting even easier.

Voters who are blind, as defined by Title 7, Section 72, may apply for an Accessible Absentee Ballot to be delivered to them electronically through the Electronic Accessible Delivery System (EADS). The EADS allows the voter to receive and mark the ballot electronically. However, the ballot must be printed and returned by mail, private delivery service, or in-person to the County Election Board using the Ballot Return Packet, which is mailed to the voter by the County Election Board.

Qualified voters can apply for Accessible Absentee Ballots through the OK Voter Portal.

Polling Place Accessibility

Oklahoma election officials are working to locate all polling places in buildings that are accessible to voters with disabilities.

In rare, extreme circumstances, some voters with physical disabilities still may be unable to enter their polling places. These voters may be assisted by two Precinct Officials outside the polling place. Call your local County Election Board for more information.

Other Assistance for Voters

If you need help to fill out the Oklahoma Voter Registration Application form, you may ask a friend or relative to help. The helper must write his or her name and address in the space provided on the application form. If you want to apply for voter registration but are unable to sign the form or even to make a mark on the form, contact your local County Election Board or the State Election Board for more information.

For more information, please visit the Oklahoma State Election Board.


Primaries vs. general elections

  • Primary elections are conducted to select each party’s candidates in the general election.
  • In Oklahoma, voters who are registered members of a recognized political party may vote for the party's candidates in primary and runoff primary elections.

Source: Oklahoma State Election Board


Offices/Measures That May Appear on the Ballot

Federal (even years)

President/Vice-President (elected every four years; next election in 2020)

Senator (elected every six years for staggered terms; next election in 2020)

Representative (elected every two years)

State (even years)

Governor/Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Comptroller, Attorney General, Judges of Probate (elected every four years)

State Senator (elected every two years)

State Representative (elected every two years)

Statewide ballot measures

Municipal (odd years)

School Board and other boards and commissions

Mayor or First Selectman

Town Clerk

Registrar of Voters

Tax Collector


Aldermen or Selectmen


Local ballot measures

Who are the candidates, and what else is on the ballot?

Candidate Information - List of Individuals running for County, State, and Federal Offices on the Oklahoma election ballots

State Questions - Initiatives, referendums, and legislative referendums are filed with the Oklahoma Secretary of State. When a State Question qualifies to be on the ballot, the Secretary of State notifies the State Election Board of the State Question number, the ballot title, and the date of the election. 


Use the Sample Ballot Lookup Tool to view ballots in elections you will be voting in.

Source: ballotpedia


Important Dates

Visit the Oklahoma State Election Board's Dates and Deadlines website for information about scheduled elections.

Who conducts elections?

Voter Bill of Rights

Oklahoma does not have a Voter Bill of Rights.

Where to go with complaints about candidates or how elections are conducted

To report election fraud or voting rights abuse call:

• State Election Board: (405) 521-2391

Campaign finance

The Oklahoma Ethics Commission runs The Guardian System, a database that is used for "both a filing and disclosure system that contains financial detail and related information that lobbyists, candidate committees, political party committees, political action committees, special committees, and certain state officers and employees are required by law to disclose."

How to contact your elected officials:

Oklahoma Elected Officials Contact list.

General Resources on Voting and Elections

General Resources on Voting and Elections

Election Protection Hotlines

1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)

1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682) (en Español)

1-888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683) (Asian multilingual assistance)

1-844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287) (Arabic)

Voter Registration & Election Day Resources

Find useful voter information including:

  • Local Election Office and Contact Information
  • Address, Telephone and Email for Local Election Offices
  • Upcoming Federal Election Dates and Deadlines
  • Upcoming State Election Dates and Deadlines
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Identification Requirements
  • Voter Materials Transmission Options
  • State Lookup Tools – Am I Registered? Where’s my Ballot?

Population-Specific information and Resources

Voting Rights: Laws, Cases, Policy

Voter Engagement

Voter Education

Campaign Finance/Funding Information

Primary Sources, Lesson Plans & Exhibits


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