How to vote in Oklahoma

This guide contains information about the 2018 midterm election held on November 6. It may be out-of-date.
 
Election day is Tuesday, November 6. Oklahoma allows any voter to request a ballot by mail. You can also vote in person. Oklahoma offers early voting.

Who can vote

You have to register to vote before election day in Oklahoma. You can find the deadline to register to vote in the "Dates and deadlines" section.

To register in Oklahoma you must:
  • be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of Oklahoma
  • be 18 years old on or before the date of the next election
  • have not been convicted of a felony, for which a period of time equal to the original sentence has not expired, or for which you have not been pardoned
  • not now be under judgment as an incapacitated person, or a partially incapacitated person prohibited from registering to vote

Vote in person

Vote on election day

Voters registered in Oklahoma can look up where to vote on Oklahoma's site or at GetToThePolls.com.

Vote early

Oklahoma voters can also vote before Election Day. The early voting period runs from Thursday, November 1 to Saturday, November 3, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live. You can look up when and where to vote early at GetToThePolls.com.

What to bring

  • You will need to show ID to vote in Oklahoma. You may show your Voter Identification card issued to you by your County Election Board. You may also show any document issued by the United States, the State of Oklahoma, or a federally recognized tribal government if it includes your name (must substantially match your name in the precinct registry), a photo, and an expiration date that is later than the election in which you are voting. Acceptable forms include: Oklahoma driver's license; Oklahoma ID Card; US passport; tribal ID; or US military ID.
  • Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot and prove your identity by signing a sworn affidavit.

Vote by mail

  1. Request your mail-in ballot with a mail ballot application.
  2. Fill out the application completely.
  3. Submit the request to your local election office. You should request your ballot as far in advance of the election as possible. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is Wednesday, October 31.
  4. When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.

See what's on the ballot

Learn more about what will be on your ballot at GetToThePolls.com or Ballotpedia.

Get step-by-step help

TurboVote can help you fill out your ballot request form, send you election reminders, and more. If you'd like more help planning how to vote, we can walk you through the process!

Military and overseas voters

Active-duty military, their families, and voters living outside the US can register to vote and request their absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). To do so:
  1. Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or download a copy. Your election official may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
  2. Send the application to your election official.
  3. It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible. You can look up recommended mailing dates by country and region.
  4. When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.
  5. States begin mailing absentee ballots at least 45 days before Election Day. If you haven't received your ballot by 30 days before Election Day, contact your local election office.
If after submitting your FPCA, your ballot does not arrive, contact your election official first. Then:
  • You can still vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Print, sign, and mail your FWAB to your local election office.
  • If you mail a FWAB and then receive your regular absentee ballot, you should complete and mail your absentee ballot also. Election officials will ensure that only one ballot is counted.
The Federal Voting Assistance Program – FVAP.gov offers additional information on military and overseas voting in Oklahoma.

Check your voter registration status

You can look up your voter registration record and verify that your information is correct using Oklahoma's voter registration lookup tool.

Dates and deadlines

  • Election day is Tuesday, November 6.
  • The deadline for registering to vote by mail is Friday, October 12.
  • The deadline to register to vote in person is Friday, October 12.
  • The early voting period runs from Thursday, November 1 to Saturday, November 3, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.
  • The deadline to request a ballot by mail is Wednesday, October 31.

Election contact information for Oklahoma

Address:
State Election Board
2300 N Lincoln Blvd, Room G28, State Capitol Building
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Phone Number:
405-521-2391