You must fill out a voter registration application form. Voter registration applications are available at your County Election Board, post offices, tag agencies, libraries and many other public locations
Click here to download the Mail-In Voter Registration Form
Who Can Vote in Primary Elections in Oklahoma
Both Democrats and Republicans hold Semi-closed Primaries
Oklahoma is a closed primary state. Registered voters of a political party may only vote to select their party's nominees.
I am registered as Independent (No Party). Can I vote in party primary elections?
Only if the party gives permission for all Independents to vote in their primaries. In November of each odd-numbered year, recognized political parties declare whether or not they will permit Independents to vote in their primary elections during the following two calendar years. For 2016 and 2017, the Democratic Party granted permission for Independents to vote in its primaries and runoff primaries. Independents cannot vote in Republican primaries.
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Who Can Vote Absentee in Oklahoma
Any registered voter in Oklahoma may vote by absentee ballot. It is not necessary to give a reason
for voting absentee. DOWNLOAD AN ABSENTEE BALLOT FORM
Title 26 of the Oklahoma Statutes provides that any person who knowingly executes a false
application for an absentee ballot shall be deemed guilty of a felony. Any person deemed guilty of a felony under provisions
of Title 26 shall, upon conviction, be confined in the State Penitentiary for not more than five (5) years, or fined not more
than Fifty Thousand Dollars, or both.
How to Apply
- Applications for absentee ballots must be made in writing. Absentee ballot application forms are available
from all county election boards and from the State Election Board. Or, download a form here.
You are not required to use the form, however. You may write a letter to your county election board to apply for absentee ballots. The letter must contain the following information
- your name
- your birth date
- the address at which you are registered to vote
- the address to which the ballots should be mailed
- your signature
You may apply for absentee ballots for one election, for several elections or for all
elections in which you are eligible to vote during the calendar year in which the application is submitted.
You may mail your absentee ballot application to the county election board, you may fax it or
you may deliver your own application personally to the county election board office. You may scan your signed application and e-mail it to your county election board.
You also may send a telegram to apply.
The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is always 5 p.m. on Wednesday preceding the
Returning Your Ballot
If your absentee ballot is mailed to you, you must return it to the county election board by mail.
An absentee ballot must be received by the county election board before 7 p.m. on election day to be counted.
In-person Absentee Voting
Voters may cast an absentee ballot in person at the county election board office from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
on Thursday and Friday before all elections. For state and federal elections only, in-person absentee voting also is available
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. In-person absentee voters must fill out and sign an application form when
they arrive to vote.