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Voter Registration in Oklahoma

Register to Vote

It's easy to register to vote in Oklahoma! Choose one of the options below.

New Voters

Complete the Voter Registration Application using the OK Voter Portal "Wizard."

IMPORTANT: You must print, sign, and submit the application to your County Election Board to complete the process. 

Registered Voters

Update your voter registration address or party affiliation online using the OK Voter Portal.

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IMPORTANT: Address changes can only be made online if you have not moved to a different county. For all other changes, use the OK Voter Portal "Wizard" or a paper Voter Registration Application

All Voters

Download a paper Voter Registration Application to complete and submit to your County Election Board

You can register to vote if you are a citizen of the United States, a resident of the State of Oklahoma, and at least 18 years old or meet the age requirement to pre-register.

  • Pre-registration - Persons who are at least 17½ years old may pre-register to vote in Oklahoma if they meet all eligibility requirements. Applicants who pre-register cannot vote until they turn 18 years old and the application has been approved by the applicant's County Election Board. Applicants will be mailed a voter ID card upon approval of their registration. Applications received less than 25 days before an election, in which the applicant has turned 18 and is eligible to vote, will be held and processed immediately following the election. 
  • Persons Convicted of a Felony – A person convicted of a felony may register to vote when he or she has fully served his or her sentence of court-mandated calendar days, including any term of incarceration, parole or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court. A convicted felon who has been pardoned may register.
  • Persons Judged Incapacitated - Persons judged incapacitated by a court may not register to vote.

You must fill out a Voter Registration Application. You can fill out a Voter Registration Application using the OK Voter Portal "wizard." (Be sure to print, sign, and mail or hand-deliver the application to your County Election Board to complete the process.) Voter registration applications are also available at your County Election Board, most tag agencies, post offices, and libraries and can be downloaded from the State Election Board website

You will be offered a Voter Registration Application when you apply, renew, or update your address on your driver's license or state ID and when you apply, renew, or update your address at some public assistance agencies. 

You must sign and date the oath printed on the form. When you sign the Voter Registration Application form, you swear that you are eligible to register to vote.

You can change your political affiliation and address (provided you have not moved to a new county) online using the OK Voter Portal. For all other changes, you will need to fill out a new Voter Registration Application.

You may change your registration at any time with one exception. You may not change your political affiliation during the period from April 1 through August 31, inclusive, in any even-numbered year. The last day on which you may change your political affiliation before the closed period is March 31; the first day on which you may change your political affiliation after the closed period is September 1. Applications received during the closed period will be held and processed after August 31.

Voter Registration Applications may be mailed or hand-delivered to your County Election Board or the State Election Board.  Applications submitted at any tag agency that issues driver's licenses and state IDs, as well as designated public assistance agencies, will be mailed to the State Election Board for you at no cost.

You do not become a registered voter until the County Election Board in the county where you reside has approved your application. Once your application has been approved, you will be mailed a Voter Identification Card to confirm your registration. Your Voter Identification Card can be used as "proof of identity" at the polls on Election Day and during "early voting."

Your Voter Identification Card lists your name, address, political affiliation and the polling place for your voting precinct. When you receive your card, look at it carefully and report any errors to your County Election Board immediately. 

If your Voter Registration Application cannot be approved, you will receive a letter from the County Election Board. The letter will tell you why your application was not approved and explain the steps you need to take to become registered. You may be able to return the letter with some additional information, or you may need to submit a new Voter Registration Application.

Oklahoma has a closed primary system with exceptions. Generally, only voters who are registered members of a recognized political party may vote for the party's candidates in primary and runoff primary elections. However, registered Independent voters may be eligible to vote in party's primaries and runoff primaries if authorized by the party. The Democratic Party has authorized Independent voters to vote in their primary and runoff elections in 2022 and 2023. Registered Republicans may only vote in Republican primaries and runoffs, registered Libertarians may only vote in Libertarian primaries and runoffs, and Independents may not vote in Republican or Libertarian primaries and runoffs.

Nonpartisan judicial offices, state questions and county questions often are included in primary elections. All registered voters, including Independents, are entitled to receive those ballots. At general elections, all voters receive the same ballot and may vote for any candidate or question on the ballot.

You may submit your voter registration application at any time. However, the voter registration deadline is 25 days prior to the date of an election. Voter registration deadlines are available on the State Election Board website.

Mailed applications that are postmarked 24 or fewer days prior to the date of the election, or hand-delivered applications that are received by election officials or voter registration agencies 24 or fewer days prior to the date of the election, or electronic updates to a voter registration that are submitted 24 or fewer days prior to the date of the election, will be processed after that election.

If you pre-register to vote, you will be mailed a voter identification card once you turn eighteen and your registration has been approved and activated by the county election board.

Additional Information

For additional information about voting in Oklahoma, contact your local County Election Board or the State Election Board.

Last Modified on May 05, 2023
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