The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 5 PM February 2nd to vote by mail in the February 9th local municipal and school board primary election. During the pandemic, OKCMAR has recommended that members take advantage of the absentee ballot. This keeps you from having to stand in a line on election day.
Requesting an absentee ballot is pretty simple. Go online to the Oklahoma State Election Board’s OK Voter Portal, or download an absentee ballot request form to print, sign and return to your county election board. Although the absentee ballot request deadline is February 2nd, the U.S. Postal Service recommends requesting it by January 25th.
The Postal Service recommends mailing your completed absentee ballot by February 2nd if voting by mail. You can also return a completed absentee ballot in person to your local county election board.
Overseas voters, including military members, can get more information about overseas absentee voting at oklahoma.gov/elections.
To find out if you live in an area where there will be an election on February 9th, go to the Voter Portal and type in your name and birthdate. It will list any elections you will be eligible to vote in.
About the election
The February 9th primary election determines whether a runoff is necessary. If a candidate earns more than half the votes in their Ward on February 9th, they are elected to office. If no candidate earns more than half the votes, the two candidates with the most votes in that Ward advance to a decisive runoff on April 6th.
All Oklahoma City voters registered to vote at their current address by the January 15th deadline are eligible to vote in the Feb. 9 primary election.
Voters who have disabilities can find more information about voter assistance in Oklahoma at oklahoma.gov/elections.
State law requires proof of identity to vote. Acceptable forms of ID are a voter ID card, driver’s license or another form of ID issued by the federal government, state government or federally recognized tribal government.
Early voting for the special election is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. February 4-5 at your local county election board:
- Oklahoma County Election Board, 4201 N Lincoln Blvd., (405) 713-1515
- Cleveland County Election Board, 641 E Robinson Street (Suite 200) in Norman, (405) 366-0210
- Canadian County Election Board, 200 S Bickford Ave. in El Reno, (405) 422-2422
- Pottawatomie County Election Board, 14101 Acme Road in Shawnee, (405) 273-8376.
Regular voting is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at your usual polling location. Find your polling location on your voter ID card, or using the voter portal at oklahoma.gov/elections/ovp.
EMBARK bus and OKC Streetcar service will be free on Election Day to help get voters to the polls. Visit embarkok.com or okcstreetcar.com to plan your trip.