State Election Commission offers tips and reminders for Oklahoma

(Oklahoma City) — Voters head to the polls Tuesday for the statewide primary and several nonpartisan elections. The State Election Board is offering these tips and reminders to Oklahoma voters ahead of the June 28 election.

VOTING ON ELECTION DAY
Polling stations are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. Queues at polling stations are typically longest before work, during lunchtime and after work. All eligible voters online before 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

CLOSED PRIMARY
Oklahoma has closed primaries. However, for the 2022–23 election years, the Democratic Party opened its primaries to registered independents.

Independent voters wishing to vote for a Democratic ballot must inform the election worker when they come to their polling place. As a reminder, Independent and Libertarian voters are eligible to vote in all nonpartisan elections on the ballot.

VERIFY VOTING PLACE
Due to the statutory redistricting, some constituencies have changed. Consequently, some polling places may also have changed. All voters should check their polling station before going to the polls. Voters can verify their polling station using the OK Voters Portal or by contacting their county election commission or the State Election Commission. The State Election Board reminds voters that you must vote at the polling place assigned to you.

BE READY
Study the candidates and the issues before you go to the polls. View your sample ballot using the OK Vote portal. You can also use the portal to find your polling place and track the status of your mail-in ballot. The electoral list is available on the website of the National Electoral Commission.

PROOF OF IDENTITY
Oklahoma law requires every voter who votes in person to present proof of identity before receiving a ballot.

There are three ways to show proof of identity in accordance with the law (only one proof of identity is required):

  1. Present a valid photo ID issued by the Federal, State, or Tribal government; Where
  2. Show the free voter identification card issued to each voter by their county electoral board; Where
  3. Sign an affidavit and vote on a provisional ballot. (If the information on the affidavit matches the official voter registration records, the ballot will be counted after Election Day.)

NEWSLETTER STATUS
It is common for voters to ask, “How do I know my vote was counted?” » Information about polling status can be found on the State Election Board website, along with details for Oklahoma voting devices and security procedures.

Election results will be available on the State Election Board website after the polls close at 7 p.m. on election night.

BEWARE OF BAD INFORMATION/MISINFORMATION
During an election period, misinformation and misinformation can run rampant. Voters are urged to beware of information that seeks to promote conspiracy theories or false allegations of fraud, voter suppression and/or other issues.

If you encounter a problem or believe an election or voting crime has occurred, your first action should be to notify your precinct officials and contact your county election committee while the incident is In progress. County Election Commission officials will take immediate action to resolve the issue and/or contact local law enforcement.

State and county election officials should still be your reliable sources of information.

Guide to URLs

Closed primaries: https://oklahoma.gov/elections/voter-registration/political-party-info.html
OK Voter Portal: https://oklahoma.gov/elections/ovp.html
County Election Commission: https://oklahoma.gov/elections/about-us/county-election-boards.html
State Election Commission: https://oklahoma.gov/elections/about-us/contact-us.html
Electoral list : https://oklahoma.gov/elections/elections-results/next-election.html
Voting status: https://oklahoma.gov/elections/voters/ballot-status.html
Voting devices: https://oklahoma.gov/elections/security-integrity/voting-devices.html
Safety procedures: https://oklahoma.gov/elections/security-integrity/election-security.html
Identity proof: https://oklahoma.gov/elections/voters/proof-of-identity.html
Election results: https://oklahoma.gov/elections.html


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