Election Day

You can vote in person at your polling place for the precinct in which you live. A precinct is a voting district established by your county election board; it’s located on your voter registration card, or you can look it up online. The polls open at 7 a.m. on election day and remain open until 7 p.m. If you are in line by 7 p.m. you will be able to vote.

When you go to your polling place, poll workers will ask your name and political affiliation (if it is a partisan race), find your name in the precinct registry and ask you to sign it, give you a ballot and a pen, and direct you to a voting booth. After you mark your ballot, put it in the voting device and leave the polling place.

Oklahoma law requires every voter who votes in person at the precinct polling place or during early voting at the County Election Board to show proof of identity before receiving a ballot.

There are three ways for voters to prove their identity under the law (only one proof of identity is required):

1. Show a valid photo ID issued by the federal, state, or tribal government; or

2. Show the free voter identification card issued to every voter by their County Election Board; or

3. Sign an affidavit and vote a provisional ballot. (If the information on the affidavit matches official voter registration records, the ballot will be counted after Election Day.)

If you don’t have any identification with you, you still may vote a provisional ballot which will be counted after your identity is proven. No voter should ever be turned away.

Make sure to check your ballot after marking it. If you make a mistake on your ballot, you can get a new one.

Early In-Person Voting

Early in-person voting is available at the county election board office, 555 N. Denver Ave., on the Thursday and Friday before each election from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Effective January 1, 2022:
In addition to early voting the Thursday and Friday preceding an election, early voting is also available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Saturday immediately preceding a state or federal Primary Election, Runoff Primary Election, General Election or Presidential Preferential Primary Election.

Early voting is also available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. the Wednesday preceding the General Election. Additional locations for early voting may be available for the General Election.

Absentee Voting

Absentee voting is an easy and convenient way for citizens to exercise their right to vote. Any registered voter in Oklahoma may vote by absentee ballot. It is not necessary to give a reason for voting absentee. It is imperative that people apply well before an election to assure that the County Board has time to process the application and mail specific ballots prior to an election.

Apply for an absentee ballot in writing using either the form which you may download from the State Election Board’s website or pick up a form at the Tulsa County Election Board. When you receive your absentee ballot, fill it out and mail it back in to arrive by at least 7 p.m. on election day. Unless you are ill or incapacitated, you must have an absentee ballot notarized by a notary public who will not charge for this service.

Information on special laws pertaining to voter assistance, absentee balloting for the physically disabled and emergency absentee balloting is available at all County Election Boards.

Please call the Tulsa County Election Board at (918) 596-5780 with additional questions.