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, 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.
If you are a new registered voter in the county, you may be asked for identification the first time you vote. You may show any of the following:
- Your driver’s license or any other photo ID
- The voter identification card you received by mail from the County Election Board when you registered to vote
- A copy of a paycheck, utility bill, or bank statement
- A copy of a government check or other government document
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.
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 North Denver, on the Friday and Monday before each election from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. In federal and state elections, early voting is also conducted on Saturday between 8 a.m and 1 p.m.
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.