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How to Register to Vote

1. Get the voter registration form.

Download and print the Oklahoma state voter registration form or call (405) 521-2391 to request one by mail.

Get the form


2. Fill out the form

Step 1 · Provide your name

Step 2 · Provide your birthday

Step 3 · Provide your driver’s license number. If you don’t have one, provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. Check box C if you don’t have either of these.

Step 4 · (Optional) Select your political party

Step 5 · Provide your street address where you live

Steps 6–7 · Provide your mailing address and county

Step 8 · If you’ve been registered to vote before, enter information about your former address

Step 9 · Indicate if you’re a US citizen and if you’ll be 18 on or before Election Day, Nov 8. Sign and date the form.


3. Send the form.

Your completed form must be postmarked by Oct 14 and mailed to this address:

Oklahoma State Election Board
P.O. Box 528800
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-8800


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1. Get the voter registration form.

Pick up the registration form at your county board of elections, any BMV office, any public library, or any post office.


2. Fill out the form

Step 1 · Provide your name

Step 2 · Provide your birthday

Step 3 · Provide your driver’s license number. If you don’t have one, provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number or check box C if you don’t have either of these.

Step 4 · (Optional) Select your political party

Step 5 · Provide your street address where you live

Steps 6–7 · Provide your mailing address and county

Step 8 · If you’ve been registered before, enter information about your former address

Step 9 · Indicate if you’re a US citizen and if you’ll be 18 on or before Election Day, Nov 8. Sign and date the form.


3. Return the form.

Your completed form must be returned in person by Oct 14 to your county board of elections.


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Registration requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Live at an Oklahoma address by Oct 14
  • Be 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 8
  • Not be in jail, on parole, or on probation for a felony
  • Not currently be judged incapacitated by a court
Mail
October 14

In Person
October 14

How to Vote

Vote early
November 3-5

You’ll need to complete and sign the application to indicate you haven’t voted a mail absentee ballot and will not vote in the polling place on Election Day


Vote on Election Day
Nov 8

Voting locations are open 7 AM–7 PM. If you’re in line at your voting location by 7 PM, you’re allowed to vote.


Who can vote early

Any Oklahoma registered voter can vote early.

Who can vote by mail

Any Oklahoma registered voter can apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.


1. Get the absentee ballot application

Download and print the absentee ballot request form, or visit the online absentee ballot request website and follow the instructions to submit your ballot request online.

Get the form


2. Fill out the application

Step 1 · Check the box to indicate you want to vote by absentee ballot. If any apply to you, check one of the boxes to indicate you’re physically incapacitated, a caregiver to someone who is, or are confined to a nursing home or veterans center.

Step 2 · To receive an absentee ballot for the general election on Nov 8, write Nov 8, 2016 on the line provided

Step 3 · Provide your name, birthday, address where you’re registered to vote, and county. You can also provide your phone number and email address (optional).

Step 4 · If any apply to you, check one of the boxes to indicate you’re in a nursing home or a veterans center, or physically incapacitated or a caregiver for someone who is.

If you’re in a nursing home or veterans center, give the address of the home or center where you want your ballot mailed. If you want someone else to deliver the application to your county board of elections for you, provide that person’s name

Step 5 · Provide the address where you want your ballot mailed

Step 6 · Sign and date the application


3. Submit the application

Mail, fax or scan and email the completed form so your county board of elections receives it by 5 PM on Nov 2.


4. Vote
  • When you receive your ballot, follow the instructions to fill it out
  • Find a notary and have your completed ballot return envelope notarized
  • Send your absentee ballot so it’s received at the address on the ballot return envelope no later than 7 PM on Election Day, Nov 8
  • Check the status of your ballot at services.okelections.us
Absentee ballot received by
November 8

Vote early

November 3-5

You’ll need to complete and sign the application to indicate you haven’t voted a mail absentee ballot and will not vote in the polling place on Election Day.


Vote on Election Day
November 8

Voting locations are open 7 AM–7 PM. If you’re in line at your voting location by 7 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Voting requirements
  • Be a US citizen
  • Be registered to vote in Oklahoma. Check if you’re registered to vote.
  • Live at an Oklahoma address by Oct 14
  • Be 18 by Election Day, Nov 8
  • Not be in jail, on parole, or on probation for a felony
  • Not currently be judged incapacitated by a court

In person ID requirements

All voters must bring one of the following forms of ID to vote in person:

  • A current Oklahoma driver’s license
  • A current photo ID issued by Oklahoma, the US government, or a federally recognized tribal government
  • A military photo ID
  • A county election board voter ID card

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, in Oklahoma you can. Check out our Early Voting page for details.
You do not need to provide ID if you’ve already voted in Oklahoma at least once. If you are voting for the first time in Oklahoma and you did not include a copy of your ID with your voter registration form, you must include a copy with your absentee ballot application. You may provide a copy of a current driver۪s license or other photo identification that shows your name OR a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and Oklahoma address.
If you are incapacitated or hospitalized after 5 p.m. on the Tuesday before election day, you may vote using an emergency absentee ballot. You must submit a written request to your local county election board, and your request must include a statement from your doctor that you are incapacitated and unable to vote in person on election day. (Your county election office can also provide a form for your voter request and your doctor’s statement). Find someone to hand-deliver your written request and your doctor’s statement to the county election board office. This person is considered your ‘agent.’ The county board will give your agent your absentee ballot. After your complete your absentee ballot, your agent must return it to the county election board office before 7 p.m. election day. 5 p.m. on the Tuesday before election day, 7 p.m. election day.