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Voting Access Scorecard - Oklahoma

The Franchise Project’s Voting Access Scorecard ranks how accessible voting is in Oklahoma. The Voting Access Scorecard measures the accessibility of American elections by analyzing state election laws and practices. Each state’s performance is based on 30 measurable metrics shown to affect accessibility and foster participation. All metrics are weighted equally to fairly assess all states and their practices. If answered in the affirmative, each metric is worth 1 point, for a total of 30 points. Note that if a practice varies by county or municipality, e.g. the number of early voting locations in Wisconsin, the state only received 0.5 points for that metric. Note: Y=Yes, N=No, and V=Varies by Municipality/County.

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Overall score: 13.5 / 30

Y=Yes, N=No, V=Varies by County/Municipality

State registration deadline is the Friday before Election Day or later
26 Okl. St. § 4-110.1: http://law.justia.com/codes/oklahoma/2014/title-26/section-26-4-110.1/
N
State offers Election Day registration
26 Okl. St. § 4-110.1: http://law.justia.com/codes/oklahoma/2014/title-26/section-26-4-110.1/
N
State has automatic registration
26 Okl. St. § 4-110.1: http://law.justia.com/codes/oklahoma/2014/title-26/section-26-4-110.1/
N
State does NOT create barriers to voter registration by third parties (e.g. allows third party registration, does not require registration drive training or notification)
Oklahoma State Election Board: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Register_to_Vote/index.html
Y
State does NOT impose fines or criminal penalties for negligent/accidential voter registration mistakes
Oklahoma State Election Board: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Register_to_Vote/index.html
Y
State offers early voting/in-person absentee voting in multiple locations per municipality/county
Oklahoma State Election Board: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Early_Voting.html
N
State offers early voting/in-person absentee voting during evenings and/or weekends
Oklahoma State Election Board: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Election_Info/2017_Election_Calendar.html
V
State allows no-excuse early voting/in-person absentee voting
Oklahoma State Election Board: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Early_Voting.html
Y
State holds all elections entirely by mail
Oklahoma State Election Board: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Early_Voting.html
N
State does NOT require an excuse to vote by mail
Oklahoma State Election Board: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Absentee_Voting/
Y
State deadline to return absentee ballot is NO earlier than Election Day (via any type of delivery)
Must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Oklahoma State Election Board: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Absentee_Voting/
Y
State allows all voters to sign up to vote by absentee permanently
Oklahoma State Election Board: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Absentee_Voting/
N
State allows voters to request vote by mail ballot online
Oklahoma State Election Board: https://services.okelections.us/AbsenteeApplication/
Y
State allows voters to register online
Oklahoma State Election Board: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Online_Voter_Tool/
N
State allows voters to check their Election Day polling location online
Oklahoma State Election Board: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Online_Voter_Tool/
Y
State allows voters to check their vote by mail status online
Oklahoma State Election Board: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Online_Voter_Tool/
Y
State does NOT require a Photo ID to vote on Election Day
Requires photo ID, voter ID, or affidavit. Oklahoma State Election Board: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Proof_of_Identity/index.html
N
State does NOT require a Photo ID to vote early or by mail
No-excuse VBM; nothing in code chapter indicating photo ID requirement. Oklahoma State Election Board: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Absentee_Voting/index.html ; OK Code Title 26 Ch A1 Art. XIV
Y
If ID required, State allows voter to vote through alternative process that does not require voter action (Note: full points received if no ID required at all)
Those without ID can sign an affidavit and cast a provisional ballot, which will be counted if the voter gives name, address, DOB, and OK driver’s license # or last 4 digits of SSN, and these are all found to match the registration. Oklahoma State Election Board: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Proof_of_Identity/index.html
Y
During voter maintenance process, if address has not changed, state allows voter to simply mail back confirmation form
Oklahoma State Election Board: https://www.ok.gov/elections/faqs.html#q1290
Y
State is NOT a member of Interstate Crosscheck
Bryan Caskey, Kansas Secretary of State, Director of Elections (email communication, May 24, 2017)
N
State is Member of ERIC
ERIC, http://www.ericstates.org/whowear John Lindback, ERIC Executive Director (email communication, May 25, 2017)
N
State refused to comply with the Pence-Kobach voter registration data request
Oklahoma Election Board will provide publicly available information. NewsOK: http://newsok.com/article/5554766
N
State allows individuals to vote when their sentence is complete
Must wait until after completion of their sentence, even if released early. 26 Okl. St. § 4-101: http://law.justia.com/codes/oklahoma/2014/title-26/section-26-4-101
N
State allows individuals to vote during their term of incarceration
26 Okl. St. § 4-101: http://law.justia.com/codes/oklahoma/2014/title-26/section-26-4-101
N
State allows individuals to vote after incarceration, while on probation or parole
26 Okl. St. § 4-101: http://law.justia.com/codes/oklahoma/2014/title-26/section-26-4-101
N
State voting technology requires a paper trail
Okla. Admin. Code 111:3-9-18: http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/111%3A3-9
Y
State requires poll worker training
Training every two years (even numbered years). 26 Okla. Stat. § 3-109: http://law.justia.com/codes/oklahoma/2014/title-26/section-26-3-109/
Y
State law requires voting machines to meet federal standards, testing by a federally accredited laboratory, or federal certification
Statute authorizes procedures, but none have been authorized so far. Okla. Stat. 26, § 21-101: http://law.justia.com/codes/oklahoma/2014/title-26
N
State provides readily accessible voting technology information
Oklahoma State Election Board: https://www.ok.gov/elections/faqs.html
N

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