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How to Vote in Oklahoma’s 2024 Elections

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Important dates and election information

Key dates

  • State primary: Tuesday, June 18
  • General election: Tuesday, Nov. 5

Voting at a glance

  • Absentee voting: All registered voters can cast an absentee ballot. Most absentee ballots must be notarized.
  • Early voting: You can cast your ballot using an absentee ballot before Election Day. Check the state elections website for dates and locations.
  • Voting at the polls: Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Find your polling place at the state's election website. 

Voting in Oklahoma

What to know about recent changes

Online voter registration is now available. Use the state's voter portal, known as OK Voter Portal, to submit a voter registration application online.

Voters who are visually impaired can now apply online for an accessible absentee ballot using the state’s voter portal.

Several U.S. congressional districts have been redrawn, which may change which candidates appear on your ballot and the location of your polling place. Use the state's voter portal to find your polling place.

Voter registration

Register to vote by mail, in person or online:

  • In person: Register to vote at your county election board. You can also register to vote during an appointment for a driver’s license or state ID.
  • Online: Register online using the state’s voting portal. An Oklahoma driver’s license or state ID and a signature on file from those documents are required.

The last day to register to vote is Friday, May 24, for the state primary.

Registering to vote on Election Day

You cannot register to vote on Election Day in Oklahoma.

Primary voting and party affiliation

Only registered Republicans can vote in Oklahoma’s Republican primaries, but both registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters can vote in Democratic primaries in 2024 and 2025. You can update your party affiliation through the state’s voter portal or by submitting a new registration form. For the state primary, you must change your party affiliation before Monday, April 1.

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Ways to vote

Requesting an absentee ballot

Any registered voter can request a no-excuse absentee ballot.

  • In person: Visit your county election board office to fill out an application or to drop off a completed application.

The last day to request an absentee ballot is Monday, June 3, for the state primary.

Returning your absentee ballot

Complete your ballot, place it in the ballots envelope and seal the envelope. Then place that sealed ballots envelope in the affidavit envelope. You must fill out the affidavit envelope completely, sign it and have it notarized. Most people using a standard absentee ballot will need to get their ballot notarized. There are different requirements for voters who are residents of nursing homes or veterans centers or are incapacitated and can’t make it to the polls, along with those who are caring for someone who is incapacitated. The state board of elections website has more information.

You must return your own ballot if you are submitting a standard absentee ballot. However, there are exceptions for some people, including those who are incapacitated or a resident of a nursing home or veterans center.

  • By mail: Ballots returned by mail must be received by your county election board by 7 p.m. on Election Day.
  • In person: You must return your ballot by the end of business on the day before Election Day and show proof of identity such as an Oklahoma driver’s license or voter ID card. 

Track the status of your ballot through the Oklahoma voter portal.

Voting in person before Election Day

Voters can cast an absentee ballot in person before Election Day in the county where they are registered to vote. You will need to show proof of identity such as an Oklahoma driver’s license or voter ID card. Check the state elections website for dates and locations.

When voters arrive at their early voting location, they will be asked to complete a short application for an in-person absentee ballot and asked to sign an in-person absentee voting log. They will then receive their ballot.

Early voting for the state primary begins Thursday, June 13, and ends Saturday, June 15.

Voting at the polls on Election Day

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Search for your polling place online at the state's election website.

Voter ID requirements on Election Day 

You must show a photo ID, such as an Oklahoma driver’s license, U.S. passport or military ID. You also can show a voter identification card issued by your county election board. The state election board’s website has more information about acceptable forms of ID.

If you don’t have an acceptable form of ID, you can cast a provisional ballot. You’ll need to sign an affidavit confirming your identity. Election officials will determine whether the provisional ballot is legitimate after Election Day.

Voting with a disability

You can bring someone to the polls to help you vote. That person cannot be your employer or from your union.

Voters who have physical disabilities or are visually impaired can use a device that allows them to hear an audio version of the ballot and make their choices.

Voters who are visually impaired can apply online for an accessible absentee ballot using the state’s voter portal. You also can print and complete an application and submit it to your county election board online, in person or by mail. More information is available on the state election board’s website.

Physically incapacitated voters and their caregivers, as well as visually impaired voters, do not need to have their absentee ballots notarized. Instead, their signatures must be witnessed by two people.

More information about candidates

Key races

  • U.S. President
  • U.S. House: five seats
  • State House: 101 seats
  • State Senate: 25 seats
  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission: one seat

Sample ballots will be available at the state election board website.

Editor’s note: This guide was originally published Jan.18, 2024, and has been updated with new information about voting in the 2024 elections.

Maura Kelly Lannan is a writer, editor and producer for AARP who covers federal and state policy. She has worked as a reporter for the Associated Press, the Chicago Tribune and the Waterbury, Connecticut, Republican-American. She also has written for Bloomberg Government, The Boston Globe and other publications. 

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