For more information, please visit the Oklahoma State Election Board website.
Absentee voting is an easy and convenient way to exercise your right to vote.
Any registered voter in Oklahoma may vote by absentee ballot. It is not necessary to give a reason for voting absentee.
*Note: If you are a Uniformed Services Member, spouse, dependent or Overseas Citizen, DO NOT COMPLETE THESE FORMS. Instead, go to http://www.fvap.gov/ to download and complete the Federal Post Card Application.
How to Apply
Applications for absentee ballots must be made in writing or using the Oklahoma State Election Board’s Online Absentee Voting Application. Absentee ballot application forms are available from all county election boards and from 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 must contain the following information.
- your name
- your birth date
- 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 the county election board, you may fax it or you may deliver your own 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. You also may send a telegram to apply.
The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is always 5 p.m. on Wednesday preceding the election.
Returning Your Ballot
If your absentee ballot is mailed to you, you must return it to the county election board by mail. An absentee ballot must be received by the county election board before 7 p.m. on election day to be counted.