Upcoming Elections in Oklahoma

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

August 23,2016 - Runoff Primary Election
Voter Registration Ends: Last day to register to vote July 29,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline: Deadline to request absentee ballot 5 p.m. August 17,2016
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts: Early voting starts 8 AM - 6 PM August 18,2016
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting ends: Early voting ends 9 AM - 2 PM. August 20,2016
November 8,2016 - General Election Day
Voter Registration Ends: Last day to register to vote October 14,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline: Deadline to request absentee ballot 5 p.m November 2,2016
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts: Early voting starts 8 AM - 6 PM. November 3,2016
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting ends: Early voting ends 9 AM - 2 PM November 5,2016
Mayoral Elections and Others
  • Tulsa Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr. - Population(391,906)
November 8, 2016

Can I Take Time Off For Voting? Yes

Employees who begin their work day less than 3 hours after polls open and finish less than 3 hours before polls close are entitled to 2 hours leave to vote (or more if distance requires). The employee must give notice the day before Election Day and cannot have pay reduced if proof of voting is provided. The employer can set the time for leave to vote.

Voting At The Polls On Election Day

On regular and special election days, polling places are open from 7 AM until 7 PM. (Hours are different for early voting.)

You may show any document issued by the United States, the State of Oklahoma, or a federally recognized tribal government if it includes your name, a photograph of you, and an expiration date that is later than the election in which you are voting. For example, the following documents meet these requirements:

  • Oklahoma driver license
  • Oklahoma Identification Card
  • United States passport
  • United States military identification

The law also requires that your name on your proof of identity must match your name in the Precinct Registry

There are two alternatives to showing a photo identification described above:

  • 1. You may show the free Voter Identification Card issued by the County Election Board as proof of identity even though it does not include a photograph.
  • 2. You may vote by provisional ballot and prove your identity by signing a sworn affidavit.

May I use my tribal membership card as proof of identity?

  • You may use a tribal membership card if it includes your name and a photograph of you, provided it is not expired.

What if I do not have proof of identity with me when I go to vote?

  • If you do not show proof of identity, you may vote only by provisional ballot. Voters who cast provisional ballots are required to fill out and sign an affidavit that explains why their provisional ballot should be counted. Provisional ballots are sealed inside special envelopes and are not put through the voting device. After election day, County Election Board officials will investigate the information provided by the voter on the affidavit and either will approve the provisional ballot for counting or will reject it based on the outcome of that investigation. In order for a provisional ballot to be approved for counting, the information on the affidavit must match the information in the voter's registration record.

What happens if I refuse to show proof of identity?

  • If you do not have or if you refuse to show proof of identity, you may vote by provisional ballot and prove your identity by submitting a sworn affidavit with the provisional ballot. Provisional ballots are sealed inside special envelopes and are not put through the voting device. After election day, County Election Board officials will investigate the information provided by the voter on the affidavit and either will approve the provisional ballot for counting or will reject it based on the outcome of that investigation. In order for a provisional ballot to be approved for counting, the information on the affidavit must match the information in the voter's registration record.

If I vote by mail absentee ballot, do I have to enclose a copy of my proof of identity with my ballot?

  • No. Most voters who vote by absentee ballot either have their signatures on their affidavits notarized or have them witnessed by two people. The law considers the notarization or witnessing sufficient to establish the identity of an absentee voter.

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Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM

Title 26-7-104. Hours for voting - Conformity with federal law. A. At every Primary, Runoff Primary and General Election, each polling place in the state shall open at 7:00 a.m. and shall remain open continuously until 7:00 p.m., and every registered voter of a precinct who presents himself between said hours shall be entitled to vote, as provided by law, provided further, all qualified voters who are in line waiting to vote at 7:00 p.m. shall be allowed to vote.

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use www.ok.gov online tool to confirm your registration, find your polling place, track your absentee ballot, or view a sample ballot. If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

Am I eligible To Vote in Oklahoma?

Most States require citizens to be registered in order to vote. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements of your State of residence. Check if you are eligible to vote in Oklahoma

How/Where Do I Register To Vote in Oklahoma?

Do you know how or where to register to vote in Oklahoma? Click here for more information

What's on Oklahoma ballot in 2016

Do you know what you are voting for in 2016? Click here to see what will be on the statewide and local ballots

Who Can Vote in Primaries in Oklahoma?

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. Check if you are eligible to vote in Primary Elections in Oklahoma

Can I Register To Vote At The Polls On Election Day?

Do you know if Oklahoma if one of the States that allow voters to register at the polls on Election day? Click here for more information

Am I eligible To Vote Absentee Ballot in Oklahoma?

Most States allow voters to vote using an absentee ballot under certain circumstances. Do you know if you are eligible to vote absentee ballot and how to vote absentee ballot in Oklahoma? Check on the requirements for requesting and returning an absentee ballot

If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

When you register to vote, your voter registration is linked to your residential address. When registered voters move, they are supposed to update their registration records with election officials before voting Check if you need to re-register to vote

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