Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an absentee ballot is the third Monday (15 days) prior to an election. You can return your absentee ballot request form through mail, in person at your local elections office, or online. Voted ballots must be received by 7pm on Election Day in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your State Election Board website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day.
Those who requested an absentee ballot but end up voting in person: Voters must surrender their absentee ballots before receiving a regular ballot, otherwise they must vote by a provisional ballot. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. For specifics, you can find your local county clerk contact info here.
Any registered voter in Oklahoma may request an absentee ballot with no excuse. If you prefer to request an absentee ballot by mail, you may write a letter to your county election board. The letter must contain the following information:
- Your name
- Your birth date
- Your address
- Identification number that matches the identification number on your voter registration record
- 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 during the calendar year in which the application is submitted.
An absentee ballot must be received by the county election board before 7:00 pm on Election Day to be counted.
If you prefer, you may vote absentee in person at the county election board office from 8am-6pm on the Thursday and Friday before all elections. If the election is a state or a federal election, in person absentee voting is available from 8am-2pm on the Saturday before the election.
If you become incapacitated after 5:00 pm on the third Monday (15 days) before 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 saying 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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