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OK Voter Portal FAQs

The OK Voter Portal allows individuals to register to vote and provides numerous “self-service” options for currently registered voters to manage their registration.

Please note that all requests made within the portal are sent to the County Election Board for processing and approval and are not finalized until the County Election Board has completed the required steps. The portal is never connected to the voter registration system or voting devices. 

Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions.

You must enter your information exactly as it appears on your Driver License/State ID card. (For example, if "northwest" and "street" are abbreviated on your card, do not spell the words out. Use the abbreviated form.)

In addition to your Driver License or State ID, eligible individuals must also have a digital signature on file with Service Oklahoma. (This is the signature that you provided when you applied for, renewed, or updated your Driver License or State ID.) 

All Voter Registration Applications regardless of how they are submitted (e.g. online, mail, in person) must be manually processed and approved by the County Election Board Secretary. You are not a registered voter until your Voter Registration Application has been approved.

Once your application has been approved, you will be mailed a Voter ID card confirming your registration. If your application cannot be approved, you will be mailed a letter from your County Election Board explaining the reason(s) why your application could not be approved and the steps that may be taken to complete the process.

If you do not receive your Voter ID card or a letter within 30 days of submitting your application, please contact your County Election Board directly.

You are not a registered voter until your Voter Registration Application has been manually processed and approved by the County Election Board Secretary.

If your application was submitted after the voter registration deadline, your application will be processed immediately following the upcoming election.

While it is possible that your voter registration may have been removed as part of the voter registration maintenance process required by law, more often than not the problem is the result of a user error.

First - Check your browser. The portal is compatible with the latest versions of Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari.

Next - Be sure you are entering your information exactly as it appears on your voter registration record.

Finally - Verify that your information is entered in the correct order before clicking "find me."  (Last name, first name, then date of birth xx-xx-xxxx.)

Use the name that you used when you registered to vote. If you are unsure which name you used when you registered, contact your County Election Board or the State Election Board for assistance or refer to your Voter ID card.

You must enter your name exactly as it appears in the registration system in order to access your information. If you need to correct the spelling on your Voter ID card, please contact your County Election Board directly.

Some people are known by a combined name, such as "Mary Jo" or "Bobby Ray." Even if you use a combined name, enter your first and last name only.

It depends on how your information was entered at the County Election Board. (Remember, the portal is case sensitive!) Try entering your name, both with the hyphen and without the hyphen.

Contact your County Election Board or the State Election Board to verify that your date of birth matches the information in the voter registration system.

If you have confirmed that your date of birth matches the voter registration system, but you are still having issues, try manually typing a "/" between each number before selecting "Find Me."

In some rare instances, when the voter clicks “Find Me,” the browser may transpose or shift the numbers of the voter’s birthdate. (e.g. 10/13/9891 instead of 01/31/1989) If this is the case, please try a different browser or device.

You must have a date of birth on file to access the OK Voter Portal. If you do not have a date of birth on file, you will need to complete a new Voter Registration Application to update your registration. 

If you have an election, the portal will display a sample ballot several weeks prior to the election. If you do not have an election, the portal will not display a sample ballot and a message will appear indicating that you do not have a sample ballot available. Sample ballots are tailored to each voter, so your sample ballot may not necessarily be the same as your friend or relative's ballot.

If you have questions about your eligibility to vote in a particular election, contact your County Election Board and/or refer to "Your Voting Districts" information in the OK Voter Portal.

Oklahoma is a closed primary state. However, every two years, all recognized parties may choose to open its primary elections to Independent voters. If a party chooses to open its primaries to Independent voters, the portal will display sample ballots for all elections in which Independents are eligible to vote. Independent voters will be able to view a nonpartisan ballot, as well as a primary ballot for those parties which have chosen to open its primaries to Independents.

Voters should understand that they may not necessarily vote all of the ballots displayed. (The portal is simply displaying all of the possible choices.)

Independent voters will receive a nonpartisan ballot at their voting location or upon request of an absentee ballot, UNLESS they specifically request to receive a primary ballot for a party has that has opened its primaries to Independents.

Voters who would like to see sample ballots for other elections may request those sample ballots by contacting the County Election Board or the State Election Board. Sample ballots are also available at your County Election Board office.

Please keep in mind that there are almost two-thousand precincts across the state and hundreds of ballot styles (or combinations) for a typical statewide election. Election officials may ask you to provide more information about the sample ballots you are requesting, such as the precinct number(s). 

The ballots are the same, but they are displayed in a different format. Voters who would like to print a copy of their sample ballot, should select the “PDF” version. The HTML version has accessibility features that are useful to some votes (such as adjustable font size.) The HTML version is also better for users using text-to-speech tools.

This may be caused by one of several reasons.

1. The portal will only allow voters to update an address, provided they have not moved to a different county.

If you have moved to a new county, you can submit a new Voter Registration Application through the Online Voter Registration System by clicking "Start the Process" at the top of the OK Voter Portal. If you do not have sufficient information to submit an online application, the portal will direct you back to the OK Voter Portal "registration wizard” to complete a new, paper Voter Registration Application. (Be sure to print, sign, and mail or hand deliver the application to your County Election Board to complete the process.)

You can also download an application from the State Election Board website or pick up an application from your County Election Board. Applications are also available at most tag agencies, libraries, and post offices.

2. The portal cannot recognize an address that is not in the system.

If you have moved into a new construction home or a new housing addition, you may have an address that has not yet been added to the various mapping systems. You will need to complete a new Voter Registration Application and submit it to your County Election Board. You can submit a new application using the Online Voter Registration System or use the OK Voter Portal "wizard" to complete an application, which can be mailed or hand delivered to your County Election Board.

3. You may have entered the address differently that what is displayed in the system.

Please verify your new address to make sure you did not accidently omit a street direction or enter the wrong street type or zip code.

If you are certain no mistakes have been made, but you are unable to successfully enter your address, please complete a Voter Registration Application using the Online Voter Registration System or use the OK Voter Portal "wizard" to complete an application, which can be mailed or hand delivered to your County Election Board.

Once the Voter Registration Application has been received, County Election Board officials and staff can use multiple resources to determine the location of your address and add it to the system.

There are a couple of reasons why this may have happened.

1. State law requires Voter ID cards to be mailed to your residence address, unless you do not have a valid USPS address, as defined by statute. (See 26 O.S. § 4-113.)

If you have questions about your Voter ID card or need to confirm your residence address, please contact your County Election Board directly.

2. Updating your mailing address does not automatically update your residence address.

Since these addresses may be different, you must select to update each address individually. You may use the portal to submit a new address change. Be sure to select one of the following: 

  • Change my residence address within my current county
  • Change my residence address to another county

Changes made using the portal must be manually processed. The portal will not allow an additional change until the first one has been processed by the County Election Board. If you have questions about the status of your requests, please contact your County Election Board directly.

Error codes are generally triggered by a user error.  Wait 10-15 minutes. Refresh your page and enter your information again.

If the error code continues to appear, it is strongly recommended that you submit a new Voter Registration Application using the OK Voter Portal's Online Voter Registration System or submit a paper, Voter Registration Application by mail or in person to your County Election Board in order to avoid missing any upcoming deadline. 

The portal is a public-facing information system ONLY. Voter history must be manually entered into the voter registration system by election officials and then updated in the portal. For large, statewide elections this can often take 4-5 weeks or longer.

This is a default message. Once your County Election Board has completed entering its voter history data, the message will disappear and the election date will no longer appear in your voter history.

Last Modified on Jul 18, 2023
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