How to register to vote in Oklahoma

You can register to vote by mail in Oklahoma by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. Or you can fill out the voter registration form online and mail it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.

Who can vote

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 or older on or before the date of the next election (individuals who are 17.5 years old may pre-register to vote; applicants must be 18 in order to vote and their application must be approved by the County Election Board)
  • 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
  • not now be under judgment as an incapacitated person, or a partially incapacitated person prohibited from registering to vote
  • submit the printed, signed, dated voter registration application. The signature must be the original, handwritten autograph or mark of the applicant. No one may sign on the applicant’s behalf, and no facsimile, reproduction, typewritten, electronic or other substitute signature, autograph, or mark will be valid.
  • *find more information on voting rights restoration here

Online voter registration

Oklahoma does not offer online voter registration.

By-mail voter registration

Use the Oklahoma voter registration form

You can also register to vote using the Oklahoma voter registration form. Be sure to read the instructions carefully and fill it out completely. Send the completed form to your local election official. To register by mail, the form must be postmarked by Friday, October 9, 2020.

Use the National Voter Registration Form

  1. Print and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Box 6 – ID Number: You must provide one of these numbers: either your valid Oklahoma driver’s license number or state identification card number or the last four digits of your Social Security number.
  3. 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.
  4. Box 8 – Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank. This information is not required.
  5. Review the “Who can vote?” section above and check that you’re eligible.
  6. Sign the form.
  7. Send the completed form to your local election official. To register by mail, the form must be postmarked by Friday, October 9, 2020.

Election Day registration

Oklahoma does not offer registration on Election Day.

In-person voter registration

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Military and overseas voters

Active-duty military, their families, and overseas citizens 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. Please fill out and send back your ballot as soon as you receive it. Following are recommended return dates to make sure your ballot arrives at your election office on time:
    • 35 days before election – On a ship at sea: September 28, 2020
    • 30 days before election – Outside of the US: October 2, 2020
    • 11 days before the election – Stateside: October 23, 2020
  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. You can also call 1-800-438-VOTE or email vote@fvap.gov

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 3, 2020.
  • The deadline for registering by mail to vote is (postmarked by) Friday, October 9, 2020.
  • The deadline to register in person to vote is Friday, October 9, 2020.
  • The deadline to request a ballot by mail is Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
  • The early voting period runs from Thursday, October 29, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.

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