Get an absentee ballot for June's primary election
Oklahomans wanting to vote in the June 30 primary should act now to avoid what state election officials expect to be a glut of absentee ballots coming their way.
Absentee voting can be more convenient for voters and keeps them away from potentially sick people. The spread of the COVID-19 virus has state election officials developing contingency plans to make the process as seamless as possible.
June 5 is the last day to register to vote in the primary election. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 5 p.m. on June 25. Voters can access the Oklahoma State Election Board’s online voter tool at https://www.ok.gov/elections/OVP.html. to find your polling location, confirm your registration, or request an absentee ballot.
“Absentee voting in Oklahoma is convenient and doesn’t require an excuse. You can apply online, at your county election board, or complete and sign an application and submit it by mail, email or fax,” said Misha Mohr, state election board public information officer. “We encourage voters to apply for absentee ballots as early as possible to ensure there is plenty of time to receive it by mail, vote it, get the affidavit properly executed, and return the voted ballot to the county election board.”
Voters opting to vote by absentee ballots must make their applications by using the Oklahoma State Election Board’s Online Absentee Voting Application. Absentee ballot application forms are available from all county election boards and the State Election Board. Or, download a form here.
You are not required to use the form, however. You may write a letter to your county election board to apply for absentee ballots. The letter can contain the following information.
- your name
- your birthdate
- the address at which you are registered to vote
- the election or elections for which you are requesting ballots
- the address to which the ballots should be mailed
- your signature
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.
You may mail your absentee ballot application to your county election board, you may fax it or you may deliver your application personally to the county election board office. (You may not deliver an application for another person, however. It's the law.) You may scan your signed application and e-mail it to your county election board.