this page you will find information on how to get assistance with voting
due to a disability or an illness. If you are unable to access your
polling place because the building is not handicapped accessible, or
due to physical limitations please read the information below. Voter
Assistance information is provided by The Oklahoma State Election Board.
Assistance in Oklahoma
Some voters need assistance to exercise their right to vote. The precinct
officials at your polling place are trained to offer assistance to voters
who need it. Voter assistance is available for:
are physically disabled and unable to mark their own ballots.
are blind or visually disabled.
are physically disabled or infirm and unable to enter the polling place.
Choosing Your Assistant
If you need assistance to vote, you may choose anyone you want to help
you, as long as the person is not your employer or an agent of your
union. You may be assisted by a relative, a friend, or by one of the
precinct officials at your polling place.
Polling Place Accessibility
Oklahoma election officials are working to locate all polling places
in buildings that are handicapped accessible.
Some physically disabled voters still may be unable to enter their polling
places. If a physically disabled voter is unable to enter the polling
place, two precinct officials will help the voter to vote outside the
polling place. This procedure is sometimes called curbside voting.
Call your local county election board for more information.
Absentee voting is also a choice for physically disabled and elderly
voters. Any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot. You dont
have to give a reason for voting by absentee ballot.
However, voters who are physically incapacitated may give that as a
reason for voting by absentee ballot. This allows them to take advantage
of some special conditions in the law that may make absentee voting
Contact your local county election board or the State Election Board
for more information about voting by absentee ballot.
Other Assistance for Voters
A person who needs help filling out the Oklahoma Voter Registration
Application form may ask someone to help. The helper must write his
or her name address in the space provided on the application form. If
a person wants to apply for voter registration but is unable to sign
the form or even to make a mark on the form, contact your local county
election board or the State Election Board for information.
The State Election Board has installed a telephone line dedicated for
use with a TDD. The TDD number is 405-521-3028. Voters who are deaf
or hearing impaired are encouraged to call the State Election Board
for more information and assistance.