Last Day To Request Absentee Ballot For The Primary Election


Tuesday, June 23rd 2020, 6:18 am
By: Tess Maune


TULSA -

Tuesday is the last day Oklahoma voters can apply for an absentee ballot for next week's primary elections.

The primary election is June 30, and this election season more people are expected to vote absentee to keep from standing in line at the polls during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The legislature passed new emergency procedures due to the COVID-19. Before you'd need a notary to get an absentee ballot, but now you just need to provide a copy of your ID.

You can apply online, submit by e-mail, fax or deliver it in person. But it's too late to mail in your application. The election board says applications for absentee ballots must be received by the County Election Board in the county where you are registered to vote no later than 5 p.m. the Tuesday before the election.

The election board polling places will be open and staff will be cleaning and disinfecting stations often. They will also encourage physical distancing.

Officials also stated that all Muskogee County polling locations will be open on election day.

As of Mid-June, the election board had already received 30,000 absentee applications.

It’s too late to register to vote in the primary election. Voter registration is closed for 24 days before an election.