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Everything you need to know about the voting rules where you live, including registration, mail-in voting, changes since 2020, and more.

The general election is 49 days away on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Key races in Oklahoma
  • Governor
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Attorney General
  • Treasurer
  • Auditor
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Corporation Commissioner
  • Insurance Commissioner
  • Labor Commissioner
  • U.S. Senator
  • U.S. House of Representatives
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Registering to vote in Oklahoma
Last updated Aug. 30
The next big deadline
Friday, Oct. 14 is deadline to register in person and by mail, 24 days away.
  • Can I register to vote when I cast my ballot on Election Day?No.
  • Is online voter registration available?No.
  • Can I change my party affiliation?Yes. Online between Thursday, Sept. 1 and Friday, Oct. 14.
Deadlines
  • To register in person:Friday, Oct. 14
  • To register by mail:Friday, Oct. 14
Voting by mail in Oklahoma
Last updated Aug. 30
The next big deadline
Monday, Oct. 24 is the deadline to request a mail-in ballot, 34 days away.
  • Can I vote by mail in my state for any reason? Yes. Voters do not need a reason to vote by mail.
  • Can I vote by mail without a notary or witness? No. Signature from a notary is required.
  • Is there an ID requirement? If so, what is an acceptable form of ID? Yes. Photo ID or voter identification card is required. Valid forms of ID are listed here.
  • Can I drop off my mail-in ballot in person? Yes. At a local election office. Drop boxes not available.
Deadlines
  • Deadline to request mail-in ballot:Monday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m.
  • Deadline for mail ballot return:Must be received by Monday, Nov. 7 if dropping off in person; must be received by Tuesday, Nov. 8 if returning by mail
Early voting in Oklahoma
Last updated Aug. 30
The next big deadline
Wednesday, Nov. 2 is the first day you can vote early in person, 43 days away.
  • Can I vote early (before Election Day) in person?Yes. In-person absentee voting is available.
  • When is the first day I can vote early in person?Wednesday, Nov. 2.
  • When is the last day I can vote early in person?Saturday, Nov. 5.
  • Is there an ID requirement? If so, what is an acceptable form of ID?Yes. Photo ID or voter identification card is required. Valid forms of ID are listed here.
Election day voting in Oklahoma
Last updated Aug. 30
  • Can I register and cast my ballot on the same day?No.
  • Is there an ID requirement? If so, what is an acceptable form of ID?Yes. Photo ID or voter identification card is required. Voters who do not present valid ID are allowed to cast a provisional ballot if they sign an affidavit attesting to their identity. Valid forms of ID are listed here.
Changes to rules since 2020 in Oklahoma
Last updated Aug. 30
  • Prior to the 2020 election, Oklahoma required that mail ballots include a signature from a notary. That requirement was waived in 2020 and allowed voters to provide a copy of their ID instead. The original notary requirement has been reinstated for 2022. This year, a voter casting a mail ballot will be required to get their ballot notarized.
Comparing general elections rules
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