|As important primary and special elections approach, Oklahomans have options for exercising their right to vote. Any registered voter in Oklahoma may vote by absentee ballot to avoid the long lines and health concerns that might present themselves on Election Day.
With your name and date of birth, you can request an absentee ballot online using the OK Voter Portal. You can also print an application or learn more about absentee voting at OK.gov/elections. All requests for absentee ballots must be made by 5 p.m. on June 23.
Because of COVID-19, the state enacted new options for absentee voter verification for the June 30 elections. Instead of having your signature notarized or witnessed by two people, you have the option of attaching a copy of your ID to your affidavit envelope instead. Read the instructions for voting by absentee ballot sheet enclosed with your ballot for more information.
Some in-person voters will also have a change of polling location due to the ongoing pandemic. Affected voters will receive a notice in the mail if their polling location has changed, but if you are concerned, consider voting absentee.
The June 30 primary and special elections will include important positions at every level of government, including State Question 802. SQ 802 would allow Oklahomans to vote on Medicaid expansion. If approved, SQ 802 would return more than $1 billion in Oklahoma’s taxpayer dollars to the state so that 200,000 more people would have access to health care.