We’re pleased to offer free absentee voter services to assist Tulsa area voters with absentee ballot affidavit verification. We have notaries at both our Morrow Road and Prattville locations.
Here’s some general voter information:
- OKLAHOMA PRIMARY ELECTIONS – JUNE 30th
- Mail Absentee Request Deadline: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 @ 5 p.m.
- Here’s what’s on the ballot by County
- Early Voting June 25 – 27
- Oklahoma State Election Board informational website: https://www.ok.gov/elections/
- OK Voter Portal (OVP) Access
- Request ballots
- Verify voter registration info
- Find a polling place
- View a sample ballot
- OK Voter Portal (OVP) Access
Any registered voter in Oklahoma may vote by absentee ballot. It is not necessary to give a reason for voting absentee.
Due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, there are new options for absentee voter verification (as outlined by Senate Bill 210).
First, please carefully read the yellow or pink Instructions for Voting by Absentee Ballot sheet enclosed with your absentee ballot and envelopes.
Second, please note that voters have a new option for absentee voter verification during the COVID-19 state of emergency. Instead of having your signature notarized (if your Affidavit envelope has a yellow stripe) or witnessed by two people (if your Affidavit envelope has a pink stripe), you now have the option of attaching a copy of an identification document to your affidavit envelope instead.
Please sign your affidavit and attach a copy of one of the following forms of identification that are acceptable under Oklahoma law:
- A valid photo identification issued to you by the United States, by the State of Oklahoma, or by a federally recognized Native American nation or tribe, or
- A valid photo identification issued to you by a branch of the United States armed forces because you are a member or a retired member of that service branch, or
- The free Voter Identification Card mailed to you by your County Election Board when you registered to vote. (Please contact your County Election Board to have a new copy of your Voter Identification Card mailed to you.)
New COVID-19 Criteria Qualify As “Physically Incapacitated” Voter for Absentee Voting
Senate Bill 210 allows registered voters who meet certain new COVID-19 criteria to claim “physically incapacitated” status for absentee voting at elections held during calendar year 2020.
Absentee ballot affidavits for “physically incapacitated” voters and their caregivers are verified by two witnesses – no notarization is required. (Note: If a state of emergency for COVID-19 is in effect, a voter also has the option of verifying an absentee ballot affidavit by including a copy of valid identification.
Voters are not required to disclose which of the COVID-19 criteria make them eligible to apply in as a physically incapacitated voter
Voters who meet one or more of the following criteria may apply for an absentee ballot identifying themselves on as a “physically incapacitated” when they apply for absentee ballots:
- The voter has tested positive for COVID-19 and is receiving medical treatment or is in quarantine ordered by a personal physician or by the county health department.
- The voter has been tested for COVID-19 and is either in quarantine or is self-isolating while waiting for the test results.
- The voter has symptoms of COVID-19, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control, and has been advised by a personal physician or a county health department to quarantine or self-isolate.
- The voter is a member of a group considered at “higher risk of severe illness” due to age or underlying health conditions and is subject to a “stay at home” or “safer at home” or similar order by the Governor or by an authorized municipal authority.
- The voter has received a written recommendation from a personal physician that due to an underlying health condition the voter should not leave his or her home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.