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New Online Voting Tools at State Election Board

Change your political party or your address

Luther Register election coverage
Luther Register election coverage

The Oklahoma State Election Board rolled out some new online voting tools today. A new service allows voters to update their address or party affiliation online.

The system went live Monday morning on the Oklahoma State Election Board’s website.

Registered voters may use the service to change their residential or mailing address within their current county. They may also update their party affiliation. Address changes to a new county, name changes and new voter registrations will still require a completed paper form, which can be downloaded on the website.

Oklahoma legislators authorized online voter registration, however the law requires the system be tied to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety’s driver’s license database and includes certain technical requirements that cannot be met until the department’s computer system is upgraded. That computer system is currently being modernized, and officials are hopeful full online voter registration will be available sometime in 2020.

“We are pleased to announce the launch of phase one of Oklahoma’s online voter registration project, the Online Voter Registration Update service,” Election board Secretary Paul Ziriax said. “This new system provides a secure and convenient way for registered voters to update their address within the same county or change their party affiliation. Those wishing to make other changes to their voter registration or register to vote for the first time can do so by using a traditional voter registration application, which is available on the State Election Board website, county election board offices, tag agencies, and many other locations around Oklahoma.”

Oklahoma State Election Board
Oklahoma State Election Board

You can also apply for an absentee ballot online.

To update your information, visit www.elections.ok.gov and click the link that says, “Update Voter Registration Information Online.”

The general election is November 6, 2018.

 

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