How to vote in my state

Oklahoma

Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

November 8, 2022

Oklahoma General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked: October 14, 2022
  • In-person request by: October 14, 2022
  • Online Request By: No online voter registration in Oklahoma
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Received by: October 24, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Mail received by: November 8, 2022
  • In-person received by: November 7, 2022
Early Voting: November 2 – November 5, 2022

Helpful Resources

Register
to vote

Check if you are registered

What's on your
ballot

Absentee Voting

Any registered voter in Oklahoma may vote by absentee ballot. It is not necessary to give a reason, although some voters may qualify for special conditions.

In most cases, absentee ballot requests must be received no later than 5 p.m., the third Monday (15 days) preceding the election. Except as allowed by law, only the voter may submit his or her own absentee ballot request.

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.

Find your early voting location here

What to Expect
on Election Day

On Election Day, polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time. 

Find your polling location (log onto voter portal)

Voter ID Requirements

A document used for proof of identity for voting must have been issued by the United States government, the State of Oklahoma, or a federally recognized tribal government.
 
The law requires a document used for proof of identity for voting to contain the following information:
  • The name of the person to whom it was issued
  • A photograph of the person to whom it was issued
  • An expiration date that is after the date of the election, unless the identification is valid indefinitely
The law requires the voter’s name on the proof of identity document to “substantially conform” to the voter’s name in the Precinct Registry.  In other words, your name on your proof of identity must match your name in the Precinct Registry.
 

COUNTY ELECTION BOARD VOTER IDENTIFICATION CARD

In addition, voters may use the free voter identification card they received by mail from the County Election Board when they registered to vote.  The law allows use of the voter identification card even though it does not include a photograph.
 

AFFIDAVIT WITH PROVISIONAL BALLOT

If you do not have or if you refuse to show proof of identity, you may vote by provisional ballot and prove your identity by signing a sworn affidavit.
 

Click here for more information on voter ID in Oklahoma

Language Access

Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters. 

Section 208

Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.” 

It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose. 

Have questions or need help voting?

Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. Click here for more information.