Unless you are physically incapacitated or caring for a person who is incapacitated, you must have your absentee ballot affidavit notarized. (Note: Oklahoma limits the number of absentee ballot affidavits a single notary can sign to no more than 20 without special authorization.)

COVID-19 info

  • An extended emergency declaration from Governor Kevin Stitt will mean that Oklahoma voters will be able to cast mail-in absentee ballots without the notary requirement for the November general election. Instead, voters will have the option to submit a copy of a valid photo ID. Learn more here.
  • Covid-19 Resources, Oklahoma State Department of Health

Oklahoma absentee ballot deadlines

Request deadlines

  • In Person: Received 7 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 7 days before Election Day.
  • Online: Received 7 days before Election Day.

Ballot deadlines

  • Voted ballots are due: Received by 7pm on Election Day.

Oklahoma absentee ballot rules

Any registered Oklahoma voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Oklahoma absentee ballot directions

  1. Use our Absentee Ballot Tool to prepare your application.
  2. Sign and date the form. This is very important!
  3. Return your completed application to your Local Election Office as soon as possible. We'll provide the mailing address for you.
  4. All Local Election Offices will accept mailed or hand-delivered forms. Your Local Election Official will also let you fax or email the application.
  5. Double-check the deadlines and be sure to cast your voted ballot on time to be sure it is counted.
  6. Please contact your Local Election Office if you have any further questions about the exact process.

Tracking your ballot

You can track your ballot directly with your state.

Once you receive your ballot...

  1. Once you receive the ballot, carefully read and follow the instructions.
  2. Sign and date where indicated.
  3. Unless you are physically incapacitated or caring for a person who is incapacitated, you must have your absentee ballot affidavit notarized. (Note: Oklahoma limits the number of absentee ballot affidavits a single notary can sign to no more than 20 without special authorization.)
  4. Mail your voted ballot back to the address indicated on the return envelope.
  5. Double-check the deadlines and be sure to cast your voted ballot on time to be sure it is counted.