Voters urged to request absentee ballot early
Officials at the Oklahoma State Election Board are expecting more people than ever before to vote by mail, as the state prepares to hold an election under the conditions of a pandemic. The Election Board is encouraging people to request ballots now if they have concerns about in-person voting because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The easiest way is to apply for an absentee ballot is at the Election Boards website at elections.ok.gov. Oklahoma requires that absentee ballots be received by the county election board no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day (Nov. 3). The deadline to request a ballot by mail is Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
Oklahoma voters will need to verify their absentee ballots for the election by either having them notarized or by attaching a copy of their valid ID. For more information about absentee voting in Oklahoma, visit elections.ok.gov.