Mover's Guide: Oklahoma

August 10, 2010

Election Board:  405-521-2391

I moved from the address at which I am registered.  What should I do?

I moved from another state.

If you moved to Oklahoma from another state, you must register to vote in Oklahoma to be able to vote.[1]  The last day to register in time to vote in the next election is twenty-four days before the election.[2]

If you moved from out of state, you may register to vote the same day you become a resident of the State of Oklahoma.[3]  And, under federal law, if you move within thirty days of a presidential election, you are allowed to vote for President and Vice President in your former state of residence, either in person or by absentee ballot.[4]

I moved within Oklahoma.

If you moved to another voting precinct within the same county, you should transfer your registration by filling out a new voter registration form.[5]  If you moved to a different county, you should complete a new registration form to update your registration records.[6]  That form is available here: http://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Registration/

The election is right around the corner and I never updated my registration from my previous address.  What should I do?

Many registered Oklahoma voters who move are still entitled to cast a ballot that will be counted — even if they did not notify the appropriate election official about the move before Election Day.

Scenario One: New Address, but Same Polling Place 

If you moved to a new address that is covered by the same polling place as your old address, you can vote at that polling place after confirming your change of address.  This is true regardless of how close to the election you moved.[7]

Scenario Two: New Address in Same County but New Polling Place 

If you moved to a new address within the same county but with a different polling place, you can vote at the polling place associated with your old address after filling out a new voter registration application form and presenting your voter identification card.[8]

Scenario Three: New Address and New County 

If you moved to a new address in a different county, you should complete a new registration form to update your registration records.[9]


[1] Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 26, § 4-102 (West 2010).

[2] Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 26, §§ 4-103, 4-110.1(A). 

[3] Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 26, § 4-101.

[4] 42 U.S.C. § 1973aa-1(e) (2010).

[5] Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 26, § 4-116 (West 2010).

[6] Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 26, § 4-118. 

[7] 42 U.S.C § 1973gg-6(e)(1) (2010).

[8] Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 26, § 4-117 (West 2010).

[9] Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 26, § 4-118.