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Election Administration in Oklahoma

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Election Types and Dates

Election Dates

Upcoming Primary Elections

The presidential primary election is March 1, 2016. The statewide primary election is June 28, 2016. The runoff primary election is August 23, 2016.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-20)

Okl. 2016 Elections Calendar [link]

Upcoming General Elections

The general election is November 8, 2016.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-20)

Okl. 2016 Elections Calendar [link]

How is a nominee determined?

How is a nominee determined (caucus, primary, convention)?

Primaries.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-20)

26 Okl. St. § 1-102 [link]

Political Party Affiliation

Can voters register by party in the state?

Yes.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-20)

26 Okl. St. § 4-112 [link]

Must voters be registered with a political party if they would like to vote on that party’s candidates in a partisan primary election (i.e., are primaries open or closed)?

Usually, primary elections are closed and only voters affiliated with a political party may vote that party's primary ballot. However, in 2016 and 2017, independent voters who are not registered with a political party may choose to vote in the Democratic Party's primaries or the Libertarian Party's primaries. In all other instances, a voter must be affiliated with the party whose primary they wish to vote in.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-20)

Okl. State Election Bd. FAQ [link]

26 Okl. St. § 1-104 [link]

When can a voter change or switch their party affiliation?

Voters may not change their party affiliation between April 1 and August 31 of any general election year (even-numbered years).

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-20)

Okl. Admin Code § 230:15-5-30 [link]

Voter Registration

Who Can Vote?

What are the state's residency requirements for voters?

A person must live in Oklahoma when registering to vote.

Can someone pre-register to vote if they will not be 18 years old by the next election? If so, who?

No.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-20)

26 Okl. St. § 4-103 [link]

Can 17-year-olds who will be 18-year-olds by the general election vote in the primary?

No.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-20)

Okl. Const. art. III, § 1 [link]

Does the state take away the right to vote from persons convicted of certain crimes? If so, what crimes?

Persons convicted of a felony lose their right to vote while they are serving their sentence.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-20)

26 Okl. St. § 101 [link]

If people lose the right to vote because of a criminal conviction, can they regain the right to vote? How?

A person convicted of a felony automatically regains the right to vote after they complete their sentence, including any period of imprisonment, parole, or probation. However, they will need to re-register to vote.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-20)

26 Okl. St. § 101 [link]

26 Okl. St. § 4-120.4 [link]

Voter Registration Options

Is fully online voter registration available? (i.e., can voters fill in and submit an online application without printing and signing it?)

Not for the 2016 elections.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-20)

Okl. State Election Board, Online Voter Registration [link]

Does the state accept the National Mail Registration Form?

Yes. Click here to download the form.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-20)

National Mail Voter Registration Form [link]

Is the state required to register voters at public assistance agencies and driver's license agencies, per the National Voter Registration Act of 1993?

Yes.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-20)

U.S. Department of Justice website [link]

Student-Specific Rules

Does the state have specific rules on students registering to vote or voting?

Students may choose to register to vote at the address where they live while attending school if they intend for that address to be their legal residence. Otherwise, they may register to vote at the address considered to be their residence (such as their parent's address).

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-20)

Okl. Op. Atty. Gen. No. 70-168 (June 8, 1970) [link]

Voter Registration Deadlines

When is the voter registration deadline?

The 25th day before Election Day.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-20)

26 Okl. St. § 4-110.1 [link]

How is the deadline enforced for mailed applications?

Postmark - the application must be postmarked by the voter registration deadline.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-20)

26 Okl. St. § 4-110.1 [link]

Same-Day Registration

Can voters register and vote on the same day (i.e., does the state offer same-day registration)?

No.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-20)

26 Okl. St. § 4-110.1 [link]

Voters Who Have Moved or Changed Their Name

Can people vote if they moved, but did not update their voter registration with their new address?

If a registered voter moves to a new address in the same county without updating their voter registration address before the voter registration deadline, they may vote at their previous polling place or at an in-person absentee voting location and update their address there.

If a registered voter moves to a new address in a different county, the voter must submit a new voter registration application that updates their address by the voter registration deadline, or they will not be allowed to vote in the election.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-20)

26 Okl. St. § 4-118 [link]

26 Okl. St. § 4-117 [link]

Can people vote if they have changed their name, but did not update their voter registration with their new name?

Yes, if a voter changes their name but does not update their voter registration record with their new name before the voter registratrion deadline, the voter may update their name at their polling place or at an in-person absentee voting location.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-20)

26 Okl. St. § 4-117 [link]

Language, Literacy, and Disability Access

Language and Literacy Access

Does the state have any places that must provide election materials in languages other than English, per Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965?

No.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-20)

Voting Rights Act Amendments of 2006, Determinations Under Section 203, 76 Fed. Reg. 63602 (Oct. 13, 2011) [link]

Does the state have any other rules about providing election materials in languages other than English?

No.

Who can help a voter with reading assistance or translation if they can't vote on their own?

Under Section 208 of the federal Voting Rights Act, any voter who requires assistance to vote due to inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter's choice, other than the voter's employer, an agent of that employer, or an officer or agent of the voter's union. The same is true under state law as well.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-20)

52 U.S.C. § 10508 (federal law) [link]

26 Okl. Stat. §§ 7-123.1, 7-123.3 [link]

Disability Access

Who can help a voter with a disability if they can't vote on their own?

Under Section 208 of the federal Voting Rights Act, any voter who requires assistance to due to blindness or disability may be given assistance by a person of the voter's choice, other than the voter's employer, an agent of that employer, or an officer or agent of the voter's union. The same is true under state law as well. Additionally under state law, if a voter has a disability or infirmity, other than a vision infirimity, that prevents the voter from entering the voting enclosure, two poll workers of different political parties must assist the voter as needed.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-20)

52 U.S.C. § 10508 (federal law) [link]

26 Okl. Stat. § 7-123.3 [link]

Does the state have other rules related to access for persons with disabilities?

A person who is adjudicated mentally incompetent by a court loses the right to vote.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-20)

26 Okl. St. § 4-120 [link]

Early Voting, Absentee Voting, and Other Ways to Vote

Vote-by-Mail

Does the state provide mail ballots to all voters without a request?

No.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 14-103 [link]

Early Voting/Absentee In-Person Voting

Does the state have early voting/absentee in-person voting?

Yes, the state has in-person absentee voting.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 14-115.4 [link]

Where does early voting/absentee in-person voting take place?

At the county election board's office or another in-person absentee voting location designated by the county election board.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 14-115.4 [link]

When does early voting/absentee in-person voting take place?

In-person absentee voting takes place on the Thursday and Friday before Election Day from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Additionally, for state and federal elections only, in-person absentee voting also takes place on the Saturday before Election Day from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 14-115.4 [link]

What official chooses early voting/absentee in-person voting locations?

The county election board. Typically, the board designates their own office as the county's single in-person absentee voting location. However, in counties that have at least 100,000 registered voters, the county election board may designate additional in-person absentee voting locations with the approval of the Secretary of the State Election Board.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 14-115.4 [link]

Are lists of early voters/absentee in-person voters published? How?

Yes; a list of all voters who requested an absentee ballot, including voters who requested one in person, is posted in the county election board's office on the day before Election Day.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 14-130 [link]

26 Okl. St. § 14-129 [link]

Absentee Voting by Mail

Can anyone vote absentee by mail without an excuse? If not, what excuses allow a voter to vote absentee by mail?

Yes, voters may vote an absentee ballot by mail without an excuse. An excuse may be requested, but it is not required.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 14-105 [link]

Deadline to apply for absentee ballot by mail

5 p.m. on the Wednesday before Election Day.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 14-103 [link]

How does a voter apply for an absentee mail ballot?

Voters can request an absentee ballot using an online application by clicking here. Alternatively, voters can fill out a paper absentee ballot application, or write a letter with the same information, and deliver it to the county election office in person, by mail, by fax, by telegraph, or by e-mail. Paper applications can be downloaded here and are available at the county election board's office. Voters may use one absentee ballot application to request absentee ballots for all elections occuring during the calendar year.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

Okl. Paper Absentee Ballot Application [link]

26 Okl. St. § 14-105 [link]

Okl. Admin. Code § 230:30-5-13 [link]

Okl. Online Absentee Ballot Application [link]

Can a voter make an online request for an absentee mail ballot?

Yes. Click here to access the online application. Additionally, voters may submit a completed paper absentee ballot application by e-mail. Click here to download a paper absentee ballot application.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

Okl. Paper Absentee Ballot Application [link]

26 Okl. St. § 14-105 [link]

Okl. Admin. Code § 230:30-5-13 [link]

Okl. Online Absentee Ballot Application [link]

Does a voter need to submit any supporting documentation or verification with an absentee mail ballot or absentee mail ballot application? If so, what is required?

No, except that the voter must sign the affidavit accompanying their absentee ballot and have it notarized or witnessed by two people.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 14-105 [link]

Okl. Admin. Code § 230:30-5-13 [link]

26 Okl. St. § 14-108 [link]

Are there restrictions on who may request or turn in an absentee mail ballot application for a voter?

A voter must personally submit their absentee ballot application except for a voter confined to a nursing home or veteran center, a voter with a physical incapacity, or a voter who is caring for a person with a physical incapacity; these voters may designate someone else as their "agent" to deliver their completed application to the County Election Board on their behalf.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

Okl. Paper Absentee Ballot Application [link]

Deadline to return absentee ballots

Absentee ballots returned by mail must be received no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Absentee ballots returned in person must be received no later than the close of business on the day before Election Day.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

Okl. Admin. Code § 230:30-11-5 [link]

26 Okl. St. § 14-104 [link]

Are there restrictions on who may return a voter's absentee mail ballot for them?

Only voters who are voting an emergency absentee ballot due to a physical incapacity that developed after 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday before Election Day may appoint an agent to pick up and return their absentee ballot for them. A person who serves an agent must be at least 16 years old, not a candidate on the ballot or someone related to a candidate within three degrees, and a person can serve as an agent for only one voter per election.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 14-115.1 [link]

Are there any special emergency rules that allow a voter to vote absentee by mail if they are unable to make it to the polls at the last minute?

Yes. Voters who become incapacitated after 5 p.m. on the Tuesday before Election Day may receive an absentee ballot through special emergency procedures. These voters must make a written request to the county election board. The request must be accompanied by a statement from a doctor that the voter is incapacitated and will be unable to vote in person on Election Day. The voter's request and the doctor's statement must be taken to the county election board office by a person the voter chooses at the voter's ""agent."" A person who serves an agent must be at least 16 years old, not a candidate on the ballot or someone related to a candidate within three degrees, and a person can serve as an agent for only one voter per election. The county election board can provide a form to be used for both the voter's request and the doctor's statement.

The agent will receive the voter's ballot and will deliver it to the voter. After the voter marks the ballot, the agent must return it to the county election board office before 7 p.m. on Election Day.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 14-115.1 [link]

Are lists of people who vote absentee by mail published? How?

Yes; a list of all voters who requested an absentee ballot, including voters who requested one in person, is posted in the county election board's office on the day before Election Day.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 14-130 [link]

26 Okl. St. § 14-129 [link]

Presidential-only ballots

Under federal law, any registered voter who moves out of the state after the 30th day before a Presidential election may vote for President and Vice President either in person at the voter’s previous state of residence or using an absentee ballot from the voter’s previous state of residence.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

52 U.S.C. § 10502(e) [link]

Absentee Voting for Military and Overseas Voters

Who is eligible for military/overseas absentee voting?

The following voters are eligible to vote a military/overseas absentee ballot:

  • A member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, state militia, Merchant Marine, the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service, or the commissioned corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric who is on active duty and who is registered vote in Oklahoma or who has a voting residence in Oklahoma, and their spouse or dependents
  • A U.S. citizen who was born inside the United States and who is living outside of the United States, if that citizen is (1) registered to vote in Oklahoma, OR (2) last lived in Oklahoma and was last eligible to vote in Oklahoma (or would have been, if they had been 18 at the time);
  • A U.S. citizen who was born outside of the United States and who is living outside of the country, if the last place where a parent or legal guardian of the citizen was or would have been eligible to vote before leaving the United States was within Oklahoma and the citizen has not registered to vote in another state.
Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 14-137 [link]

How do voters apply for a military/overseas ballot?

A military/overseas voter may apply using the regular absentee ballot application (for more information, see the previous section on Absentee Voting by Mail) or using the Federal Postcard Application (FPCA). An FPCA can be used to request an absentee ballot and to register to vote at the same time.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 14-137 [link]

Deadline to apply for a military/overseas ballot

5 p.m. on the Wednesday before Election Day.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 14-143 [link]

26 Okl. St. § 14-103 [link]

Deadline to return the military/overseas ballot

A military-overseas ballot must be received by the appropriate local election official not later than the time the polls close on Election Day, or the voter must submit the ballot for electronic transmission or other authorized means of delivery not later than 12:01 a.m., at the place where the voter completes the ballot, on Election Day.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 14-145 [link]

Who is eligible to use a write-in absentee ballot? How does it work?

Any military/overseas voter may use the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) to vote in federal and state elections, but not local elections.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 14-138 [link]

26 Okl. St. § 14-146 [link]

On Election Day

Where do you vote in person?

Where do you vote in person?

At the polling place in the precinct where the voter lives.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St.§ 3-120 [link]

What hours are the polls open on Election Day?

What hours are the polls open on Election Day?

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. All voters waiting in line to vote at 7:00 p.m. must be allowed to vote.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 7-104 [link]

In the Voting Booth

Can a voter bring children into the voting booth with them?

Yes.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

Interview with Oklahoma State Election Board [link]

Are employers required to give employees time off to vote?

Are employers required to give employees time off to vote?

An employee is allowed two hours off of work to vote, or more time if necessary. The employee must let their employer know before Election Day that they intend to take time off to vote. An employee cannot be penalized or lose pay for taking the time off. The employer may choose the hours during which the employee may leave work.

However, an employee is not allowed time off from work if the employee starts work less than three hours after the polls open AND gets off work less than three hours before the polls close.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St § 7-101 [link]

Campaigning, Electioneering, and Recording Devices

Are there restrictions on campaigning/electioneering during early voting/absentee in-person voting?

Campaigning is prohibited within 300 feet of a ballot box.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St § 7-101 [link]

Are there restrictions on campaigning/electioneering on Election Day?

Campaigning is prohibited within 300 feet of a ballot box.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St § 7-101 [link]

Can a voter wear a button or t-shirt with a candidate's name or logo on it into the polling place when they vote?

No.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St § 7-101 [link]

*NEW 1** Can a voter use a digital or recording device (such as a cell phone or camera) inside the polling place or voting booth?

Yes, digital devices are permitted.

A voter is prohibited from disclosing how he voted while in the election disclosure or from exposing his ballot to any other person.

Source (confirmed on: 10/17/2016)

Okla. Stat. 26-7-109 [link]

*NEW 2** Can a voter use a digital or recording device (such as a cell phone or camera) outside the polling place but within the zone around the polling place where campaigning/electioneering is banned?

State law does not separately address this issue (see previous question).

Who's at the Polls?

Can persons other than election workers observe inside the polls?

Yes.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 7-130 [link]

What are observers inside the polls called in the state?

Watchers.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 7-130 [link]

Does the state establish requirements to observe inside the polls?

Watchers must be appointed in writing to the county election board by a candidate or the chair of a county political party. Each party and candidate may appoint one watcher per polling place.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 7-130 [link]

*NEW 3* Can a poll observer use a digital or recording device (such as a cell phone or camera) in the polling place?

No; poll watchers are not allowed inside the polling station during election hours.

Source (confirmed on: 10/15/2016)

Okla. Stat. 26-7-130 [link]

*NEW 3* Can a poll observer use a digital or recording device (such as a cell phone or camera) in the polling place?

State law does not address this issue. Local practices may vary.

Are there other rules on what poll observers can or cannot do?

Watchers may observe the voting machine both before the polls are opened and after the polls are closed; however, watchers may NOT be at the polling place at other times. Watchers may also observe voting machine testing and to accompany personnel assigned to repair or maintain machines during the period of the election. In such case, the watchers may only observe the repair or maintenance work being performed and making a written record of such work.

Watchers are not allowed to be in the polling place otherwise, or to observe the election process.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 7-130 [link]

Provisional Voting and Voters at the Wrong Polling Place

When should a voter be offered a provisional ballot?

Under Section 203 of the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002, if a person claims to be a registered voter in the jurisdiction in which the person desires to vote and the person claims to be eligible to vote in a federal election, but the person’s name does not appear on the official list of eligible voters for the polling place or an election official asserts that the person is not eligible to vote, then that person must be permitted to cast a provisional ballot at that polling place. The person may cast the provisional ballot after executing, before an election official at the polling place, a written affirmation stating that the person is (1) a registered voter in the jurisdiction, and (2) eligible to vote in that election.

Additionally, any person who votes in a federal election as a result of a federal or state court order, or any other order extending the time established for closing the polls by a state law in effect 10 days before the date of that election, may only vote in that election by casting a provisional ballot. Any such ballot cast must be separated and held apart from other provisional ballots cast for different reasons.

Under state law, a voter may be given a provisional ballot for any of the following reasons * The voter's name does not appear on the precinct registry, but the voter claims to be a registered voter in the precinct and eligible to vote; or * The voter does not show the required ID when voting in person on Election Day or during in-person absentee voting; or * During a primary election, the voter says they are affiliated with a political party than the precinct register says they are affiliated with * The voter is not registered to vote, but was honorably discharged from overseas service or employment in a uniformed service and returned home within 90 days before Election Day, and their spouse and dependents

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

52 U.S.C. § 21082 (federal law) [link]

26 Okl. St. § 7-116.1 [link]

26 Okl. St. § 14-115.4 [link]

26 Okl. St. § 14-121 [link]

If a voter casts a provisional ballot at the wrong precinct, will the ballot be counted?

No.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okla. Stat. § 7-116.1(C) [link]

Following up on a provisional ballot

No follow up is required. However, if a voter casts a provisional ballot because they did not show the required ID when voting, then they must write a valid Oklahoma driver's license number of their Social Security Number on the provisional ballot affidavit, or their ballot will not be counted. This rule does not apply to voters who were not required to provide a driver's license number or Social Security Number when they registered to vote.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okla. Stat. § 7-114(A)(2) [link]

Finding out if a provisional ballot was counted

Voters may learn whether their provisional ballot counted, and if not, the reasons why it was not counted, by contacting their county election board's office during regular business hours after 5:00 p.m. the Friday after Election Day.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

Okla. Admin. Code § 230:35-3-133 [link]

Ballot Shortages/Voting Machine Malfunctions

What is the law or procedure on emergency ballots if a polling place runs out of printed ballots? Are handwritten/photocopied ballots allowed?

If a polling place runs out of ballots, the county election board will deliver the polling place additional ballots. Handwritten and photocopied ballots cannot be used.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

Interview with Oklahoma State Election Board [link]

What is the law or procedure on emergency ballots if a voting machine breaks or malfunctions?

If a voting machine breaks, ballots should be put in the machine's emergency bin until the machine can be repaired or replaced.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 7-134.1 [link]

Voter ID and Challenges

Voter ID

Who must show ID to vote?

All voters who vote in person on Election Day, vote in person during in-person absentee voting, or who submit their mail absentee ballot in person.

Voters who cast an absentee ballot by mail do not need to include ID with their absentee ballot unless they are a first-time voter in Oklahoma who registered to vote by mail and did not satisfy the identification requirement before voting.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

52 U.S.C. § 21083(b) [link]

26 Okl. St. § 14-115.4 [link]

26 Okl. St. § 14-108 [link]

26 Okl. St. § 7-114 [link]

Are there any special requirements for first-time voters?

If the voter is a first-time voter in Oklahoma who registered to vote by mail and did not write on their application a valid Oklahoma driver's license number, state ID card number, or the last four digits of their Social Security Number and did not provide one of the below forms of ID before voting, and the voter is casting an absentee ballot by mail, then the voter must include a copy of one of these forms of ID with their absentee ballot:

  • A current and valid photo ID; or
  • A current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter.

The rule does not apply to voters who have a right to vote by mail under federal law.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

52 U.S.C. § 21083(b) [link]

What ID is acceptable?

The voter must show one of the following forms of ID:

  • An Oklahoma voter registration card; or
  • A photo ID issued by the Oklahoma government (such as an Oklahoma driver's license or state ID card), the federal government (such as a U.S. passport or military ID card), or an Indian tribe or nation (such as a tribal ID card). The ID must either (1) have an expiration date and be unexpired, (2) indicate that it is valid indefinitely, or (3) be an ID issued to a member or retired memer of an armed service of the United States. Voters 65 years old and older may use an expired ID.
Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

Okla. Admin. Code § 230:35-3-140 [link]

26 Okl. St. § 7-114 [link]

Is a student ID an acceptable form of identification?

Yes, as long as it is issued by a public institution of higher education, shows the voter's name and photograph and contains an expiration date that falls after Election Day.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 7-114 [link]

Does the address on the ID have to match the address at which the voter is registered?

No.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 7-114 [link]

If a voter has no ID, are there alternatives such as an oath or witness?

The voter may cast a provisional ballot. The voter must write a valid Oklahoma driver's license number or the last four digits of their Social Security Number of the provisional ballot affidavit, or the ballot will not be counted - except that voters who did not have to provide a driver's license number or Social Security Number when registering to vote do not have to write such a number of the provisional ballot affidavit.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okla. Stat. § 7-114(A)(2) [link]

26 Okl. St. § 7-114 [link]

Do elections without federal offices on the ballot (such as off-year gubernatorial elections) have different ID requirements?

No.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 14-115.4 [link]

26 Okl. St. § 14-108 [link]

26 Okl. St. § 7-114 [link]

Challenges to Voters at the Polling Place

Who can challenge a voter at the polling place?

A voter's right to vote cannot be challenged.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

Interview with Oklahoma State Election Board [link]

State and Local Election Officials

The State Election Authority

Who/what is the state election authority?

State Election Board and the board's Secretary

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 2-106 [link]

26 Okl. St. § 2-106 [link]

Current official

Paul Ziriax, Secretary

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

About the Oklahoma State Election Board [link]

E-mail

Click here to access an e-mail contact form.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

Ok. State Election Bd., Contact Us [link]

Phone

405-521-2391

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

Ok. State Election Bd., Contact Us [link]

Address

Physical Address:

2300 N Lincoln Blvd, Room B6

State Capitol Building

Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Mailing Address:

State Election Board

PO Box 53156

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73152

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

Ok. State Election Bd., Contact Us [link]

Local Election Authorities

What local election official(s) are in charge of major state-level elections (such as the even-year November general elections)?

County Election Board and its Secretary

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 2-117 [link]

26 Okl. St. § 2-116 [link]

What is the county-level election official?

County Election Board and its Secretary

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 2-117 [link]

26 Okl. St. § 2-116 [link]

What is the municipal-level election official?

County Election Board and its Secretary

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 2-117 [link]

26 Okl. St. § 2-116 [link]

Contact information for local election authorities

Click here.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

State Election Bd., County Election Boards [link]

The Voter File

Voter File Basics

National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) Disclosure Law

Section 8 of the federal NVRA requires that each State maintain for at least 2 years and make available for public inspection and, where available, photocopying at a reasonable cost, all records concerning the implementation of programs and activities conducted for the purpose of ensuring the accuracy and currency of official lists of eligible voters, except to the extent that such records contain information about a person declining to register to vote or information about the identity of a voter registration agency through which a particular voter might have chosen to register.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

52 U.S.C. § 20507 [link]

Acquiring a Voter File

Under state procedure, who may acquire a voter file?

Members of the public. Click here to download an application.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

26 Okl. St. § 7-103.2 [link]

Who is the state-level contact for acquiring a voter file?

Oklahoma State Election Board, info@elections.ok.gov

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

Voter Information Request for Download Packet [link]

How much does the state charge for the file?

No charge if downloaded from the State Election Board.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

Voter Information Request for Download Packet [link]

What format is the file available in?

CSV format

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

Voter Information Request for Download Packet [link]

Use of the Voter File

Does the state have restrictions on commercial use of the voter file?

No. However, state agencies may charge additional fees for public information that is requested solely for a commercial purpose.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

Voter Information Request for Download Packet [link]

51 Okl. St. § 24A.5(3) [link]

Does the state have restrictions on non-commercial use of the voter file?

No.

Source (confirmed on: 2016-06-21)

Voter Information Request for Download Packet [link]

51 Okl. St. § 24A.5(3) [link]