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LAST DAY to register for the June 30th Elections

Today is the last day to register for the June 30th elections.

You can register to vote by picking up a voter registration form at your County Election Board, post offices, tag agencies, libraries and many other public locations.

You can register online using the Voter Registration Wizard (Beta) in the OK Voter Portal tool on the Oklahoma State Election Board website. This will allow you to complete an application online. Once completed, you will need to print the application and mail/deliver the application to your County Election Board. If you are registering today for the June 30th elections, it would be best to hand-deliver your application. If it is mailed today it may not be postmarked in time for you to be eligible to vote for the June 30th elections.

For more information on how to register please visit the How to Register page on the Oklahoma State Election Board website.

Oklahoma Primary Elections June 30th

The FINAL day to register to vote for the June 30th elections is Friday, June 5th.

To register to vote online, use the OK Voter Portal’s Voter Registration Wizard (Beta). For more information on how to register, visit the Oklahoma State Election Board site’s registration page.

The FINAL day to register for an absentee ballot is Tuesday, June 23rd.

You can view ballots ahead of time by going to the Oklahoma State Election Board website and assessing the OK Voter Portal.

 

Deadline to withdraw from 6/30 Primary or file a contest of candidacy is April 14

The following is a message from the Oklahoma State Election Board:

“The deadline for a candidate to withdraw from the June 30 Primary or to file a contest of candidacy is Tuesday, April 14 at 5:00PM.”

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, petitioners are encouraged to call the State Election Board to make an appointment.

Be sure to check out the Oklahoma State Election Board’s twitter and to continue coming to the ADP blog-site for updates and reminders on elections.

Last Day to Submit Paperwork for an Unofficial Review for Candidate Filing

Reminder from the Oklahoma State Election Board that today is the final day to submit paperwork for an unofficial review before filing begins.

“Today is the last day for state and federal candidates to submit their paperwork for an unofficial review before filing begins! The deadline is today at noon. For details, visit our website at ok.gov/elections/Cand. Candidate filing is April 8,9, and 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.”

Be sure to follow the Oklahoma State Election Board’s Twitter @OKelections and check in on the UCO ADP blogsite for reminders of upcoming elections and election information. Also, be sure to check out the Oklahoma State Election Board’s website.

Oklahoma’s Statewide Candidate Filing Begins April 8

Oklahoma’s Statewide candidate filing begins April 8. How great would it be if some UCO students consider running for office? If you’re interested in applying for candidacy or learning more about the process visit the Oklahoma State Election Board website. See the candidate filing packet documents on their site to read about requirements and qualifications for candidates. The candidate filing packet documents include information from the Oklahoma Constitution and the Oklahoma Statutes that details the requirements and qualifications for candidates.

Oklahoma State Election Board

State Capitol  |  Room G-28  |  Box 53156  |  Oklahoma City, OK 73152  |  Ph: (405) 521-2391
Fax: (405) 521-6457  |  https://elections.ok.gov  |  mmohr@elections.ok.gov

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 1, 2020

CONTACT: State Election Board PIO Misha Mohr, (405) 522-6624 mmohr@elections.ok.gov

Oklahoma’s Statewide Candidate

Filing Begins April 8

Mail or Delivery Encouraged – “Drive-Through” Option Available

(Oklahoma City) – Oklahoma’s 2020 candidate filing period for federal, state, and legislative offices will occur as scheduled, Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax announced today. The three-day filing period runs 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on April 8, 9, and 10.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Secretary is encouraging candidates for federal, state, and legislative offices to file their paperwork, along with the required filing fee or petition, by mail or delivery service.

Candidates who file in-person will do so using a “drive-through” in the State Capitol parking lot. The “drive-through” will help maintain social distancing protocols in an effort to minimize risks to Election Board personnel and candidates.

Secretary Ziriax said State Election Board personnel can review declarations of candidacy and cashier’s checks or certified checks ahead of time to ensure they are in good order. Candidates who would like their information reviewed prior to filing can email documents to info@elections.ok.gov.

Candidates should visit the State Election Board’s website at elections.ok.gov for specific details about candidate filing, such as delivery instructions or information about the “drive-through” filing procedures. Candidates can also contact the State Election Board for details at (405) 521-2391 or info@elections.ok.gov.

“This is not an ideal situation for either election officials or candidates. But, with a little patience and a lot of precautions, we will get through the candidate filing period together,” Ziriax said.

Candidate filing for county offices will also be held April 8, 9, and 10 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Candidates should contact their County Election Board for specific filing instructions.

Verify Your Registration – Mar 13th Last day to register for April 7th Election

Be sure to verify your voter registration before it is too late to register for the Board of Education General Election and Special Elections on April 7th. You can verify your registration by clicking here and using the OK Voter Portal.

The last day to register for the Board of Education General Election and Special Elections is this coming Friday, March 13th. If you aren’t registered to vote and would like to register you can come by Thatcher 121C to pick up a voter registration form. If the office is closed, they are hanging just outside the door. Turn your form into your county election board or a tag agency that issues state ID’s and drivers licenses by Friday March 13th if you would like to vote in the Board of Education General Election and Special Elections. You can also mail your form in but it must be postmarked no later than March 13th.

If you need to update your address for your Voter Registration you can do so online via the OK Voter Portal if your new address is in the same county as your old address. If you moved to a new county you must fill out a paper voter registration form.

Local elections are just as important as state and federal elections so be sure to vote this Friday. Click here to find information about the April 7th elections.

2020 Census Jobs

Students! It’s not too late to apply for a Census job. Being a Census worker is a great opportunity to add something unique to your CV and make a little money in the process. To read about different positions that you can apply for, please visit the Job Details page on the 2020 Census site. To apply, visit the How to Apply page.

TOMORROW 7am-7pm : Presidential Preferential Primary Election/Special Election

Reminders and tips from the Oklahoma Election Board


“(Oklahoma City) –The State Election Board and Secretary Paul Ziriax offer these tips and reminders for Oklahoma voters before they head to the polls for the March 3 Presidential Preferential Primary.

ELECTION DAY VOTING

Polls are open statewide from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. Lines at the polls are longest before work, during the lunch hour and after work. Voters can save time by voting during “off-peak” hours – usually from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 KNOW WHO IS ON THE BALLOT

Both the Republican and Democratic parties will have a primary election. Fourteen candidates will appear on the Democratic primary ballot and six candidates will appear on the Republican ballot. No Libertarian candidates filed; therefore, there will not be a Libertarian primary.

Presidential candidates who have “dropped out of the race” or “suspended their campaigns,” but did not formally withdraw by the state-mandated deadline (December 6, 2020), will still appear on the ballot. Votes for these candidates will be tallied and recorded in accordance with regular election procedures.

 KNOW WHAT IS ON THE BALLOT

Some voters will have non-partisan issues on the ballot. Voters who are not eligible to vote in a primary election may still be able to vote on other issues. The State Election Board recommends viewing a sample ballot before heading to the polls. Sample ballots are specific to each voter and are available through the OK Voter Portal at elections.ok.gov/ovp.

 BE PREPARED AND KNOW YOUR POLLING PLACE

Study your ballot before going to the polls. View your sample ballot using the election board’s OK Voter Portal at elections.ok.gov/ovp. You can also use the portal to find your polling place location.

KNOW WHO CAN VOTE IN PRIMARIES

Oklahoma has a closed primary system. In order to vote in a party’s primary, you must be a registered voter of that party. However, the law allows recognized parties to open its primaries to Independents by notifying the State Election Board. The Democratic Party is allowing Independents to vote in its primaries in 2020 and 2021. The Republican and Libertarian primaries will remain closed.

PROOF OF IDENTITY

Oklahoma law requires every voter to show proof of identity before receiving a ballot. There are three ways to show proof of identity:

  1. A valid photo ID issued by the federal, state, or tribal government, such as a driver’s license, military ID, or passport; or
  2. A Voter ID card, which is issued to every voter by their County Election Board; or
  3. A signed affidavit, along with a provisional ballot. (If the information on the affidavit matches official voter registration records, the ballot will be counted after Election Day.)

Voters with questions should contact their County Election Board or visit the State Election Board’s website at elections.ok.gov.”