Voter Registration Drives
Hosting a Drive
Oklahoma has no specific restrictions on voter registration drives. Anyone can host a voter registration drive in our state – including candidates, members of political parties, and businesses. However, both those hosting and assisting voters should be mindful of their duties and legal responsibilities.
Before planning a voter registration drive, please read our Voter Registration Q & A and Tips.
We also recommend downloading and distributing a copy of our Legal Responsibilities guide to anyone who will be assisting voters with registration.
Requesting Voter Registration Applications
Any person seeking permission to print, copy, prepare and/or distribute Oklahoma Voter Registration Applications may apply in writing to the Secretary of the State Election Board. The Secretary reserves the right to revoke permission at any time.
There are three application options: cardstock, download and print, and the OK Voter Portal “Wizard.”
There is no charge for cardstock applications; however, quantities may be limited. Additionally, the County Election Board Secretary may refuse a request, if the request would reduce the County Election Board’s supply below the level needed to meet its own requirements.
Individuals or organizations who request applications within 30 days of a previous request, must make a written request for additional forms and state that all previously received forms have been distributed.
Download and Print Applications
IMPORTANT: The Oklahoma Voter Registration Application cannot be altered in any way, including making changes to the size or format of the application, without permission from the Secretary of the State Election Board.
OK Voter Portal “Wizard” Applications
Hosts with public access computers may want to consider hosting a voter registration drive which allows voters to fill out their Voter Registration Application using the OK Voter Portal “wizard.” Voters who use the “wizard” are given a registration code at the end of the session, which can be used to check the status of their application with the County Election Board. Voters can also email themselves a copy of their registration.
IMPORTANT: Applications filled out using the “wizard” must be printed, signed and mail or hand-delivered to the State or County election Board to complete the process.
You must apply in writing to host an electronic voter registration drive, if you intend to print Voter Registration Applications for applicants.
Our Hosting a Successful Electronic Registration Drive guide provides tips to hosting an electronic drive.
Returning Voter Registration Applications
There is no law which prohibits a voter registration host from collecting applications and mailing or hand delivering them to the State Election Board or County Election Board. However, you may consider having applicants mail their own applications, since the forms contain sensitive information.
Applications can be collected and returned in a single envelope or box.
IMPORTANT: If you choose to collect applications, you are also making the choice to be responsible for the applicants’ personal information. Additionally, you are responsible for returning the applications in a timely manner. We recommend mailing or hand delivering applications to the Election Board immediately following the voter registration drive.
A detailed list of elections and voter registration deadlines can be found on the State Election Board website.
For more information about hosting a Voter Registration Drive in Oklahoma, contact the State Election Board at (405) 521-2391 or firstname.lastname@example.org.