Oklahoma

Registered voters in Oklahoma need to confirm their identity when they vote in person. See the list below for what forms of identification you can use.

You may need to provide a copy of your ID to vote by mail.

Is out-of-state ID accepted?

No!
You cannot use an ID issued by another state

Is student ID accepted?

No!
You cannot use a student ID

Is an expired ID accepted?

No!
You can use an ID that is unexpired or an ID that is valid indefinitely

COVID-19 Update

Due to the governor’s declared COVID-19 state of emergency, you now have an alternative for absentee voter verification.

For standard absentee ballot affidavits (yellow stripe): the affidavit must be notarized OR the voter must submit a copy of an acceptable ID.

For “physically incapacitated” absentee ballot affidavits (pink stripe) or caretaker absentee ballot affidavits (pink stripe): the affidavit must be witnessed by two people OR the voter must submit a copy of an acceptable ID.

Oklahoma ID Requirements for Voting In Person

ACCEPTABLE ID

You can use one of the following IDs if it is unexpired (as of the date you vote) or valid indefinitely. The name on your ID needs to match your name in the precinct registry.

  • A photo ID issued to you by the United States, the State of Oklahoma, or a federally
    recognized Native American nation or tribe (must have an expiration date that is AFTER the election date)
  • A photo ID issued to you by a branch of the United States armed forces because you are a member or a retired member of that service branch
  • The free Voter ID Card sent to you by your County Election Board when you registered to vote

Oklahoma ID Requirements for Voting By Mail

Any registered Oklahoma voter can vote absentee. No excuse is necessary.

Due to the governor’s declared COVID-19 state of emergency, you now have an alternative for absentee voter verification.

For standard absentee ballot affidavits (yellow stripe): the affidavit must be notarized OR the voter must submit a copy of an acceptable ID.

For “physically incapacitated” absentee ballot affidavits (pink stripe) or caretaker absentee ballot affidavits (pink stripe): the affidavit must be witnessed by two people OR the voter must submit a copy of an acceptable ID.

You do not need a copy of your ID when you vote by mail in Oklahoma.

BUT: If it is your first time voting in a federal election in Oklahoma, please see the federal ID requirements for first-time voters. A federal election is when you vote for the President, your Congressional Representative, or your Senators.