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Register to vote in Oklahoma

How to Register to Vote in Oklahoma

This article describes how to register to vote in Oklahoma. You can register to vote by mail in Oklahoma by printing a copy of the National Voter Registration Form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.

Register to vote in Oklahoma In-person

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 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

Register to vote in Oklahoma By-mail voter registration

  1. Print and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Box 6 – ID Number: The last four digits of your Social Security number are required (Oklahoma Title 26, Section 4-112) In addition, your Oklahoma driver’s license number is requested. If you don’t have either number, please write “none” on the form.
  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.
  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 12.

Military and overseas voters Register to vote in Oklahoma

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. And, in person is Friday, October 12.

Click here to view How to Register to Vote in Other States.

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