Author: Janelle Grellner

Early Voting

 Message from the Oklahoma State Election Board

Early Voting Begins!

Early voting begins today for twenty-five (25) counties across the state! Numerous school propositions are on the ballot, as well as several municipal propositions. Bryan County has a county question on the ballot to decide.

Early voting, also known as in-person absentee voting, is available Thursday, October 7 and Friday, October 8 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at your county’s designated early voting location. No excuse is needed. A list of early voting locations by county, as well as the election list, is available on the State Election Board website.

Sample ballots can be found by logging in to the OK Voter Portal. (REMEMBER: If you have a sample ballot, you have an election.) You can also use the portal to verify your voting information and view your voting districts.

Voters with questions should contact their county election board or the State Election Board at (405) 521-2391 or

Voting today!!

It’s Election Day!

Today is Election Day for voters in seventy-three (73) counties! Elections on the ballot include the Board of Education General Election, statutory municipal elections, and special elections – including an election in Senator District 22. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

You can view a sample ballot or find your polling place by logging into the OK Voter Portal. (You will need to provide your name, as it appears on your voter registration, and date of birth.) Keep in mind, sample ballots are specific to each voter. If you do not see a sample ballot, you do not have an election.

Be prepared to show proof of identity when you arrive at the polls to vote. You can learn more about Oklahoma’s proof of identity laws on the Oklahoma State Election Board website.

The State Election Board encourages voters to wear a mask or face covering while voting and to maintain a safe distance from others while at the polls. We ask that voters please be patient and follow all safety procedures. You will find more information regarding Oklahoma elections and COVID-19 safety protocols on the State Election Board website.

Questions? Please contact your County Election Board for more information.

Last Day to request an Absentee Ballot is TUESDAY, OCT 27th at 5p.m.!


Would you like to vote by mail? Will you be unable to get to the polls to vote in person on November the 3rd? Have you made a Voting Plan?

Visit the Oklahoma Election Board  to learn about absentee ballots, then click on the OK Voter Portal link from that page or from this link to request an application and learn even more. 

Your ballot will then arrive by mail.
Read and follow all instructions, including the double envelopes and new guidelines for sending a copy of your ID. See this link for info:
Mail it to your county election board. (Find this information on the same OK Voter Portal.
It must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3rd, OR you can turn it in yourself by Monday, November 2nd to your County election board before the close of business.

Interesting Links related to the Debates and Election

The UCO Center for Civic Engagement/American Democracy Project has a relationship with the New York Times that provides the Times on campus and electronically for UCO faculty, staff, and students.   Here are some NYT articles from this morning:

Virus Takes Center Stage as Pence and Harris Skirmish in Debate

Fact-Checking the Vice Presidential Debate

Watch 6 Standout Moments from Harris and Pence at the Debate

Best and Worst Moments of the Debate…

An article posted prior to the debate that tried to predict the debate

How will Pence fare vs. Harris? 5 Moments from 2016 Offer Clues