OKLAHOMA

How to vote from your hospital bed

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Before October 9, 2020

Register to Vote with the Oklahoma State Election Board!

Find more information here https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Register_to_Vote/.

Wednesday October 28, 2020

The deadline for submitting an application for a regular absentee ballot is 7 PM on the Wednesday before Election Day.

After Tuesday on October 27, 2020

Voters who become incapacitated after 5 p.m. on the Tuesday preceding an election may receive an absentee ballot through special emergency procedures. The application will be delivered and your emergency ballot will be picked up via an agent (ex. family member).

Tuesday November 3, 2020 (Election Day)

After the voter marks the ballot, the agent must return it to the county election board office before 7 PM Election Day in order for it to be counted.

 

DEADLINES

 

STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO VOTE

1.

Check Your Voter Registration

Check if you are registered to vote at https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Register_to_Vote/.

2.

Complete an Emergency Absentee Ballot Application

Voters who become incapacitated after 5 PM on the Tuesday preceding an election may receive an absentee ballot through special emergency procedures. These voters must make a written request to the county election board. The request must be accompanied by a statement from a doctor that the voter is incapacitated and will be unable to vote in person on election day. Information on your county election board can be found here.

 

The county election board can provide a form to be used for both the voter's request and the doctor's statement, but this can also be done through a written request.

 

More information on this process can be found here.

3.

Return Your Application

The voter's request and the doctor's statement must be taken to the county election board office by a person the voter chooses, such as a family member. The person becomes the voter's "agent."

4.

Obtain Your Ballot

The agent will receive the voter's ballot from your county election board office and will deliver it to the voter.

5.

Vote!

Fill out your ballot! 

6.

Return Your Completed Ballot

After the voter marks the ballot, the agent must return it to the county election board office before 7 PM on Election Day in order for it to be counted.

 

 

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STATE LAW

Oklahoma

26 Okl. St. § 26-14-115.1

A registered voter who becomes incapacitated after 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday preceding an election, is unable to vote in person at the appropriate precinct on the day of the election may make a written request for an absentee ballot. The request shall be signed by the voter, or signed by a witness at the voter's direction if the voter is unable to sign his or her name, and shall be transmitted to the secretary of the county election board. The person transmitting said request on behalf of the voter may be anyone of the voter's choosing at least sixteen (16) years of age; provided, said person is not employed by nor related within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity to any person whose name appears on the ballot. The person becomes the voter's agent for purposes of voting by absentee ballot. The voter's request must be accompanied by a sworn statement by a duly licensed physician. Expected or likely confinement for childbirth on election day is sufficient cause to entitle a voter to vote absentee pursuant to this section. The statement must attest to the fact that the voter is in fact unable to vote in person at the appropriate precinct on the day of the election because of a physical incapacity and that said physical incapacity originated after 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday preceding an election. Upon receipt of the voter's request and accompanying sworn statement, the secretary of the county election board shall issue to the voter's agent the appropriate ballots and envelopes required for voting by incapacitated voters. The ballots must be returned by the agent to the secretary of the county election board no later than 7:00 p.m. on the day of the election. No person may be the agent for more than one voter at any election. Upon return of the absentee ballots, the secretary of the county election board shall cause said ballots to be processed in the same manner as is prescribed for other absentee ballots.

 

COVID-19 and Patient Voting

Here is how COVID-19 is affecting Patient Voting in this state:

Upcoming elections include the June 30 statewide primary and the August 25 runoff primary. The most up-to-date information on upcoming elections can be found here.

Oklahoma is a no-excuse absentee voting state and any registered voter may apply to vote via an absentee ballot so that you do not have to be physically present at a polling station in order to vote. The deadline to vote apply for an absentee ballot is always 5 PM on the Wednesday before an election. More information on the absentee voting process and an application can be found here.

Contact patientvoting@gmail.com for more info

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