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Oklahoma absentee ballot deadlines & rules

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OKLAHOMA CITY- If you want to vote by absentee ballot in the November 8 election, you need to apply now.

Technically the County Election Board can accept applications for those ballots until 5:00 p.m. on November 2, you are urged to apply early.

You can get the forms at the County Election Board office at 4201 N. Lincoln Boulevard in Oklahoma City or online. 

This process takes time since the ballot must be mailed to you and then you must return the completed ballot by mail.

In order to be counted those ballots must be in the hands of the board by 7:00 p.m. on election day, November 8.

Any registered voter may chose to cast a ballot in this manner.

There are some valid excuses which might make it easier to vote absentee.

  • Voters who are physically incapacitated and voters who care for physically incapacitated persons who cannot be left unattended may vote absentee. They may apply only by mail or by telegraph.
  • Voters who are confined to nursing homes in the county may vote absentee. An Absentee Voting Board actually goes to the nursing home a few days before the election, sets up a small polling place and allows these persons to vote under circumstances similar to those at a regular precinct polling place.
  • Military personnel and residents of the county living overseas and the
    dependents of each group are eligible to vote absentee without being registered. These voters may apply only by mail, by e-mail, or by fax. Military personnel should contact the Voting Service Officers in their units for application forms and additional information. Residents of Oklahoma living overseas can obtain the same materials from any United States military installation and from United States Embassies and Consulates.