Address Confirmation Notices Mailed to Oklahoma Voters
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 29, 2021
CONTACT: Misha Mohr, State Election Board PIO, (405) 522-6624, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Oklahoma City) – Beginning this week, nearly 246,000 registered voters in Oklahoma will receive an official Address Confirmation Notice from the State Election Board. The notices are required by state law, as part of a larger requirement by federal law to maintain up-to-date voter rolls.
State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax (pronounced ZEER-icks) encourages any voter who receives an Address Confirmation Notice to respond as quickly as possible. “The easiest way to respond is online through the OK Voter Portal. You can also fill out the card and mail it back to us,” said Ziriax.
According to Ziriax, “Address Confirmation Notices are nothing new. They have been required by law for more than 25 years, and you can do your part to keep Oklahoma’s voter rolls clean by responding.”
Not every voter will receive an Address Confirmation Notice – only those that meet one of several reasons specified by state law. Voters that may receive an Address Confirmation Notice include those that have had a first-class mailing returned as “undeliverable,” those that have surrendered a driver’s license in another state, those with a possible duplicate registration in another state, or those that have had no voter activity for a period of at least four years.
Voters have 60 days to respond to an Address Confirmation Notice. Voters who do not respond and confirm their address will be designated as "inactive," and could risk removal from the voter rolls after the 2024 General Election. "You must vote or update your registration before that time,” said Ziriax.
The State Election Board said it is important to remember that you can easily reverse your “inactive” status by simply voting in any election or updating your registration before the removal date. However, they recommend responding immediately upon receipt of a notice.
To learn more about the voter list maintenance process in Oklahoma, see 26 O.S. § 4-120.2 or visit the State Election Board website. Voters with specific questions regarding their registration should contact their County Election Board.
Address Confirmation Notice – https://oklahoma.gov/elections/ovp/address-confirmation-2021.html
OK Voter Portal – https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/
State Law, 26 O.S. § 4-120.2 – https://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?CiteID=78475
State Election Board Website – https://oklahoma.gov/elections/ovp/address-confirmation-2021.html
County Election Boards – https://oklahoma.gov/elections/about-us/county-election-boards.html