OKLAHOMA

VOTING GUIDE

Including Student Information

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+ Registration Deadlines and Election Dates

  • Voter Registration Deadline: 24 days before Election Day
  • General Election Registration Deadline: October 12, 2018
  • General Election: November 6, 2018

+ Official Election Websites

+ Register at School or Home

Students have a choice about where to register to vote.
Students attending college may register at their campus address or choose to remain registered or register at their permanent or home address.
You may only be registered and vote in one location.

+ What Type of ID Do I Need to Register?

Oklahoma’s voter registration form asks for your Oklahoma driver’s license or ID number, or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. Be sure to provide one of these numbers if you have it.

+ What Type of ID Do I Need to Vote?

All Oklahoma voters must present ID or sign an affidavit before casting a ballot. The ID must show the voter’s name, photograph, and include an expiration date. Acceptable forms of ID are:

  • Oklahoma driver’s license or non-driver ID
  • A current and valid passport
  • A current and valid military ID
  • A current and valid tribal ID
  • The voter ID card issued by your county election board

A student ID is acceptable only if it is issued by a public university and has your name, photo and an expiration date after the date of the election you are voting in.

+ Where Do I Vote?

Make a plan. Look up your voting site and hours at: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/index.html

+ How Can I Vote?

By Mail

  • Voters may vote an absentee ballot by mail without an excuse.
  • Voters can request an absentee ballot using an online application. Voters can also fill out a paper absentee ballot application, or write a letter with the same information, and deliver it to the county election office in person, by mail, or by email. Applications are available at the county election board’s office. Voters may use one absentee ballot application to request absentee ballots for all elections occurring during the calendar year.
  • Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday before the election.
  • Absentee ballots must be returned to the county election board by 7 p.m. on Election Day. Voters casting absentee ballots must complete and sign the affidavit accompanying the ballots and have their signature notarized (there is no charge for notarizing an absentee ballot).

Early In-person

  • Voters may vote early in-person without an excuse.
  • A registered voter may apply for an in-person absentee ballot at a designated location from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday immediately preceding any election and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday immediately preceding a state or federal election

Election Day

  • Voting sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. If you are in line by the closing time then you will be allowed to vote.

+ Common Questions/Concerns

Registering to Vote Does Not Affect Your:

  • Federal Financial Aid
    • Where you register to vote will not affect federal financial aid such as Pell Grants, Perkins or Stafford loans, or your dependency status for FAFSA
  • Status as a Dependent on Your Parents’ Taxes
    • Being registered to vote at a different address from your parents does not prevent them from claiming you as a dependent on their taxes
  • Tuition Status
    • Being deemed out-of-state for tuition purposes does not prevent you from choosing to register to vote in your campus community

Will registering to vote in Oklahoma affect my driver’s license or car registration?

  • Oklahoma does not require newly registered voters to obtain an Oklahoma driver’s license or register their vehicles there.

Fair Elections Center and Campus Vote Project intend the information contained herein is used only as a general guide. This document should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a licensed Oklahoma legal professional.

Last updated June 2018