of the following information is provided courtesy of The Oklahoma State
Election Board. Provided in this material is information on how to register
to vote, who is eligible, and when to register.
Registration in Oklahoma
A person who
is eligible to register to vote must be:
At least 18
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How to Register
You must fill out a voter registration application form. Voter registration
application forms are available at the following places:
You may also download a voter registration application form from the State Election Board's website:
The voter registration application form asks for:
Your name and address
Your birth date
Your Oklahoma Driver's license number or
The last four digits of your Social Security number
You must sign and date the oath printed on the form.
Submitting Your Application
After filling out and signing the voter registration application form,
mail it to the State Election Board. The form is already addressed,
but you must add a first-class postage stamp.
Voter Identification Card
You do not become a registered voter until the county election board
in the county where you live approves your voter registration application.
When your application is approved, the county election board mails a
voter identification card to you. Your voter identification card lists
your name, address, political affiliation, and the polling place for
your voting precinct.
When you get your voter identification card in the mail, look at it
carefully and call the county election board if there are any errors.
Keep your voter identification card in a safe place and always take
it with you when you go to vote, especially when you vote for the first time.
Some new registered voters are asked for identification when they vote for the
first time in certain kinds of elections.
If the county election board cannot approve your voter registration
application, it mails a letter to you. The letter tells why your application
was not approved and tells you what steps to take to become registered.
You may be able to return the letter with some additional information,
or you may need to fill out and send in a new application form.
When to Register
You may send in a voter registration application form at any time. However,
the county election board cannot issue voter identification cards during
the 24 days before an election.
If you become eligible to register to vote during a period that begins
60 days before an election and ends on election day, you may send in
your application early. (The election must be one in which you will
be eligible to vote if registered.) For example, if your 18th birthday
occurs 30 days before an election, you may send in a voter registration
application before your birthday, but no earlier than 60 days before
the election day. The county election board then mails your voter identification
card to you after your birthday.
Changing Your Registration
After you become a registered voter, you may need to change your registration.
Changes you may need to make include:
You must fill out a new voter registration application form to change
your voter registration. Follow the instructions on the form about changing
your registration. You may change your voter registration at any time-
with one exception: you cannot change your political affiliation between
April 1 and August 31 in even-numbered years.