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You can register to vote in Oklahoma by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing or hand-delivering it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person. The deadline to submit a voter registration application by mail or in person is 25 days before Election Day.
Who can register to vote?
To register in Oklahoma you must:
- be a United States citizen and Oklahoma resident
- be 18 years old or older on or before the date of the next election (you may pre-register to vote if you are 17.5 years old; you must be 18 in order to vote and your application must be approved by the County Election Board)
- not be under judgment as an incapacitated person or a partially incapacitated person prohibited from registering to vote
- handwrite your autograph or mark and date your voter registration application using ink. No facsimile, reproduction, typewritten or other substitute signature, autograph, or mark will be valid
- If convicted of a felony, you must have fully served the sentence of court-mandated calendar days, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court. You may register if you have been pardoned for a felony conviction
Can I register to vote online?
- Oklahoma offers online voter registration.
- You should know: to use Oklahoma's online voter registration system, you will need a valid Oklahoma driver’s license or state identification card issued by Service Oklahoma, and a digital signature on file with Service Oklahoma. If you don't have an Oklahoma-issued ID or digital signature on file with Service Oklahoma, you can still submit a voter registration application by mail.
Can I submit voter registration forms by mail?
Use the National Voter Registration Form
- Print and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
- Box 6 - ID Number: When submitting your application by mail in Oklahoma, you are required to provide your Oklahoma driver’s license or state ID number if you have one. If you have not been issued one of these ID numbers, you must provide the last four digits of your Social Security number.
- Box 7 - Choice of Party: Oklahoma requires that you register with a party to participate in partisan primary elections. You should register with the party whose primary you would like to vote in. However, some parties allow unaffiliated voters to participate in their primary elections.
- Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank. This information is not required.
- Review the "Who can register to vote?" section above and check that you're eligible.
- Sign the form.
- Send the completed form to your local election office
Can I register to vote on Election Day?
Oklahoma does not offer registration on Election Day.
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How do I vote if I'm in the military or live overseas?
Active-duty military, their families, and overseas citizens can register to vote and request their absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). The FPCA process is done by mail, but your state may offer other options to request and return ballots. Please contact your local election office for more information about delivery and return methods, including email, fax, and state online portals. To follow the FPCA process:
- Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or download a copy. Your local election office may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
- Send the application to your local election office.
- It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible.
- Please fill out and send back your ballot as soon as you receive it.
- 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 local election office 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.
How can I check my 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.
Which election office should I contact?
- In Oklahoma, your local election office runs the elections in your area. They can help you with questions about registering to vote, voting by mail, and local elections.
- The State Election Board oversees elections and election administration in Oklahoma. They can help you with questions about voting in your state, election security, or issues you might have at the polls. If you have concerns about voter intimidation, reach out immediately.
How do I contact my local election office?
Visit your state’s site to find your local election office.