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Oklahoma Absentee Ballot Process

Any registered voter in Oklahoma may vote by absentee ballot. It is not necessary to give a reason for voting absentee. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is always 5:00 pm on Wednesday preceding the election. You can apply for an absentee ballot online here. However, you are not required to use the form. 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 election(s) for which you are requesting ballot(s)
  • The address where ballot(s) 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, fax it, send it via telegram or deliver it personally to the county election board office. However, you may not deliver an application for another person. 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 7:00 pm on Election Day to be counted.

If you become incapacitated after 5:00 pm on the Tuesday preceding an election, you may receive an absentee ballot through special emergency procedures. You must make a written request to the county election board. The request must be accompanied by a statement from a doctor stating you are incapacitated and will be unable to vote in person on Election Day. Your request and the doctor's statement must be taken to the county election board office by the person you choose. This person becomes your agent. The county election board can provide a form to be used for both your request and the doctor's statement. The agent will receive your ballot and will deliver it to you. After you mark the ballot, the agent must return it to the county election board office before 7:00 pm on Election Day.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

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