Oklahoma Election Deadlines: Register to vote, absentee ballots and early voting

Oklahoma Election Deadlines: Register to vote, absentee ballots and early voting

TULSA, Okla. — Oklahoma voters will return to the polls for 2020′s polarizing general election on Nov. 3.

The election is highlighted nationally by the race for President of the United States between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

In Oklahoma, several state seats are on the line as well as U.S. congressional seats.

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The Oklahoma State Election Board has an Online Voter Portal where voters can:

  • Request Absentee Ballots
  • Verify Voter Registration Information
  • View Voting Districts
  • Find Polling Place Information
  • View a Sample Ballot
  • Check the Status of Absentee Ballots
  • Respond to an Address Confirmation Notice

Here are the deadlines to know for Oklahoma voters for the Nov. 3 general election:

DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE: Oct. 9

The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the Nov. 3 election is Oct. 27 at 5 p.m.

Absentee ballots should be delivered by mail or by hand to the Election Board officer Aug. 24 by 5 p.m. Valid ID is required when turning in a ballot.

YOU DECIDE 2020: What you need to know about absentee voting

There are special procedures in place for the Nov. 3 election due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Instead of having a signature notarized (if the voter’s affidavit envelope has a yellow stripe) or witnessed by two people (if the voter’s affidavit envelope has a pink stripe), voters now have the option of attaching a copy of an identification document to an affidavit envelope instead.

Here is the schedule for early voting for the Nov. 3 election:

  • Thursday, October 29, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Friday, October 30, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 31, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.