VOTE: Election 2020
Oklahoma
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Voting

VOTING IN PERSON

Poll Times
7 a.m. - 7 p.m.


ID Requirements
Identification is required.

Valid forms of identification include government-issued photo IDs and county election board voter identification cards (which do not include photographs).

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VOTE BY MAIL

Can I vote by mail in Oklahoma?
Yes! Any voter can request a mail-in ballot, no excuse required.

Can I submit an application online?
Yes, just tap the button below.

What's the deadline to request a mail-in ballot?
Your application must be received by 5:00 pm on October 27.

What's the deadline to submit my ballot?
Your mail-in ballot must be received by 7:00 pm on Election Day (Nov. 3).

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EARLY VOTING

Early voting
Oct. 29

MILITARY OR VOTING OVERSEAS

Members of the military, their families, and US citizens living overseas can request a ballot to vote from anywhere in the world.

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General Election
November 3
ELECTION DAY

To vote in your state, make sure you’re registered. Here are some important deadlines:

The deadline for mail registration is 10/9.

The deadline for in-person registration is 10/9.

Oklahoma does not allow Election Day voter registration.

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What's on my ballot?

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Candidates & Races

President of the United States

Biography

Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. (b. November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania) is the 46th president of the United States, assuming office on January 20, 2021.

He won the 2020 presidential election on November 3, 2020, with 306 electoral votes. Biden launched his campaign for president of the United States on April 25, 2019. He announced U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D) as his running mate on August 11, 2020.

Biden was the 47th vice president of the United States, serving under President Barack Obama (D) from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017.

He previously served as a U.S. senator from Delaware from 1973 to 2009.

On January 12, 2017, Obama awarded Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his lifetime of public service, marking the final time Obama would present the nation's highest civilian honor. Biden received the award with distinction, an additional honor given only to Pope John Paul II, former President Ronald Reagan, and retired Gen. Colin Powell in the previous three administrations.

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Vice President of the United States

Biography

Kamala Devi Harris (b. October 20, 1964, in Oakland, California) is a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from California. Harris was first elected to the Senate in 2016. She became the second Black woman elected to the U.S. Senate and the first Indian American to serve in the chamber.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Harris was his running mate on August 11, 2020. He called her "a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants." Harris is the first Black woman to appear on a major party's ticket in the United States.

Harris previously ran for president of the United States, entering the race on January 21, 2019. She suspended her presidential campaign on December 3, 2019, and endorsed Biden on March 8, 2020.

Harris is the former attorney general of California. She served in the position from 2011 to 2017. She also served as San Francisco's district attorney from 2004 to 2011.

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U.S. Senate Oklahoma

Biography

Jim Inhofe (Republican Party) is a member of the U.S. Senate from Oklahoma. He assumed office on November 17, 1994. His current term ends on January 3, 2027.

Inhofe (Republican Party) ran for re-election to the U.S. Senate to represent Oklahoma. He won in the general election on November 3, 2020.

Inhofe previously served on the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District from 1987 to 1994.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Inhofe is one of the most reliable Republican votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Republican Party in Congress.

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Initiatives

Oklahoma State Question 805
Criminal History in Sentencing and Sentence Modification Initiative (2020)
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A "yes" vote supported:

prohibiting using a person's past non-violent felony convictions to impose a greater (enhanced) sentence when sentencing a person convicted of a non-violent felony; andproviding for sentence modifications for eligible individuals serving or set to serve sentences that were enhanced based on past felony convictions.
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A "no" vote opposed the amendment, thereby maintaining that a person convicted of a non-violent felony can receive greater (enhanced) sentences based on past felony convictions. 

Oklahoma State Question 814
Decrease Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund Deposits and Fund Medicaid Program Amendment (2020)
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A "yes" vote supported decreasing the percentage of money (from 75% to 25%) that is deposited to the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Fund from funds the state receives from tobacco settlements and directing the state legislature to appropriate funds to secure federal matching funds for the state's Medicaid program.

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A "no" vote opposed decreasing appropriations made to the state's Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Fund, thereby maintaining that 75% of the money the state receives from tobacco settlements will be deposited into the TSET Fund.