What you need to know to vote Tuesday, November 3rd
Your voice is critical for our democracy to work. We need every single person to use their voice this November. The election is just a few weeks away and here are some important things you need to know:
You must register to vote by October 9th. A voter registration application is available at the Oklahoma State Election Board: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO VOTE TODAY
Requesting A Mail-In Ballot - Request Early!!
Anyone can request an absentee ballot. The deadline for requesting a mail-in ballot (absentee ballot) is 5 p.m., Tuesday, October 27th, but that is only ONE WEEK away from the election! Don't make the mistake of waiting too late because the mail may be slightly delayed given the historic numbers of mail-in ballots that are being requested. Request you ballot a minimum of TWO WEEKS before the election at the latest.
MAILING YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT
You can submit your absentee ballot by mail (be sure to place TWO first class stamps on the envelope). Also, because of the Gov. Kevin Stitt's continued emergency declaration because of COVID, you may enclose a copy of your government-issued photo ID instead of getting your absentee ballot notarized. Just be sure to follow all the instructions by the Election Board that comes with your ballot. Mail your ballot a minimum of ONE WEEK prior to the election - USPS recommends two weeks.
EARLY VOTING PRIOR TO TUESDAY NOV. 3RD
Early voting for the Nov. 3rd election will be Thursday October 29, Friday October 30 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday October 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at:
Tulsa County Election Board
555 N. Denver Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE
Because of COVID, some polling places that you used to go to have closed. Double check now to see what your polling place is today. You can do that here at the Oklahoma Election Board's Voter Portal. Just put in your last name, first name, and your birthdate as you have registered to vote and it will tell you everything you need to know.
VOTING WITH A CONVICTION - YOU CAN STILL VOTE
In Oklahoma, you can vote if you:
Are not currently incarcerated, on probation, or on parole and for a felony conviction
If you have been convicted of a felony, the original term of your sentence has expired or you have received a pardon.
(Example: If you were sentenced to 10 years of incarceration or probation, but only served 5, you must wait the full 10 years for your right to vote to be reinstated.)
All other eligible adult citizens can vote, including those incarcerated pre-trial and for misdemeanor offenses and those with felony convictions for whom the term of their original sentence has expired.