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Steps for Voting by Mail in Oklahoma

Step One: Request a Ballot

Request an absentee ballot from the Oklahoma State Election Board using their online application form. You may apply for absentee ballots for one election, for several elections or for all elections in which you are eligible to vote during the calendar year in which the application is submitted. The following is a link to the absentee ballot request form:

Step Two: Returning Your Application

Return your absentee ballot application to the county election board, you may mail it, fax it, scan your signed application and e-mail, or you may deliver your own application personally to the county election board office. (You may not deliver an application for another person, however. It’s the law.) This MUST be done by 5 p.m. the Wednesday before the election. A list of county election boards and their addresses can be found at this link:

Step Three: Receive and Fill Out Your Absentee Ballot

Your county election board must mail out the absentee ballots 40 days before the election. After that first wave, they will be mailed out daily as more requests come in. Fill out your ballot and get it notarized by a notary public. A notary is not required this year if you enclose photo identification.

Step Four: Return Your Ballot

If your absentee ballot is mailed to you, you must return it to the county election board by mail. An absentee ballot must be received by the county election board before 7 p.m. on election day to be counted. Absentee ballots may also be delivered in-person to your county election board during regular business hours. Ballots delivered by hand must be returned no later than the end of business hours on the day before the election.