Ottawa County Election Board

Ottawa County Election Board The Ottawa County Election Board is responsible for maintaining voter registration records and for the conduct of all federal, state, county, municipal and school district elections in Ottawa County.
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Don't delay, mail your ballots back TODAY!It's time to mail absentee ballots back to our office. All ballots must be REC...
10/29/2020

Don't delay, mail your ballots back TODAY!

It's time to mail absentee ballots back to our office. All ballots must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) by November 3rd!

Early Voting starts TODAY!Go to the Community Room in the Courthouse Annex to vote early. Enter through the red door.123...
10/29/2020

Early Voting starts TODAY!

Go to the Community Room in the Courthouse Annex to vote early. Enter through the red door.

123 E Central Ave, Miami, OK 74354

Thursday, October 29 -- 8:00am to 6:00pm
Friday, October 30 -- 8:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, October 31 -- 9:00am to 2:00pm

Don't delay, mail your ballots back TODAY!It's time to mail absentee ballots back to our office. All ballots must be REC...
10/28/2020

Don't delay, mail your ballots back TODAY!

It's time to mail absentee ballots back to our office. All ballots must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) by November 3rd!

Early voting starts tomorrow!Early voting will be in the Community Room at the Courthouse Annex. Enter through the red d...
10/28/2020

Early voting starts tomorrow!

Early voting will be in the Community Room at the Courthouse Annex. Enter through the red door.

123 E Central Avenue

Thursday, October 29 -- 8:00am to 6:00pm
Friday, October 30 -- 8:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, October 31 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

FAQs about voting at your polling place:Q. Will all the polling places be open?Yes, all polling places will be open on N...
10/28/2020

FAQs about voting at your polling place:

Q. Will all the polling places be open?

Yes, all polling places will be open on November 3rd, 2020.

Q. When are polling places open?

On regular and special election days, polling places are open from 7 AM until 7 PM. (Hours are different for early voting.)

Q. Where do I vote?

Find your polling place here https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/
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Q. Can I vote early?

Yes! You can vote at the Community Room in the Ottawa County Courthouse Annex at 123 E. Central Avenue from 8 AM to 6 PM on Thursday and Friday before all elections. For state and federal elections only, you also can vote from 9 AM until 2 PM on Saturday before the election.

Q. Can I wear a t-shirt promoting the candidate I support to the polling place?

No! That is electioneering. According to Oklahoma Statute, No person shall be allowed to electioneer within three hundred (300) feet of any ballot box while an election is in progress, nor shall any person or persons, except election officials and other persons authorized by law, be allowed within fifty (50) feet of any ballot box while an election is in progress. No printed material other than that provided by the election board shall be publicly placed or exposed within three hundred (300) feet of any ballot box, while an election is in progress.

Q. If I'm registered Democrat, can I vote for Republican and Independent candidates too?

Yes, you choose which candidates you want to vote for in the General Election. You can vote for candidates from any party.

Q. If I don't vote in the Primary Election, can I still vote in the General Election?

Whether you do or do not vote in a primary election has no bearing on your eligibility to vote in a general election. If you are properly registered, you are eligible to vote.

Q. Will my ballot be counted if I don't vote every race on it? What if I leave some races blank?

Whether you vote in all races that appear on your ballot, in only some of the races, or in only one race, any vote you cast is always counted. If you prefer not to vote for a candidate or a question, you are entitled to make that choice. It will not affect the counting of your votes in any other races on your ballot.

Q. What is straight-party voting, and how does it work?

When you mark one of the straight-party boxes, the machine will record a vote for the candidate from that party in any race where there is a candidate from that party. If you mark the straight party box but also mark the box next to a candidate from a different party lower on the ballot, the individual vote in that race will overrule the straight party choice in that race only. You will still need to mark non-partisan races such as judicial retention and any ballot questions if you want a vote counted in those races.

Q. My family member is deceased, but his or her name is still on the precinct registry at the polling place. How can I have his or her name removed?

The deceased voter's next of kin may complete a "Request to Cancel Registration of Deceased Voter" form at the polling place. Or, the next of kin may send the request to the County Election Board in the county where the deceased voter is registered. The request must be notarized. Get the form here https://www.ok.gov/…/Request%20To%20Cancel%20Registration%2…
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Q. I lost my Voter ID card. How do I get a replacement?

Request a replacement Voter ID card from the County Election Board in the county where you are registered to vote

IMPORTANT!!Absentee voters, please mail your ballots back to us by October 29th to ensure delivery to our office by elec...
10/28/2020

IMPORTANT!!

Absentee voters, please mail your ballots back to us by October 29th to ensure delivery to our office by election day. All absentee ballots must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) in our office by election day - November 3, 2020.

Mail your ballots back by October 29th!

Request your absentee ballots here. https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/

Check the status of your ballot here.
https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/

The DEADLINE to return ballots in person is Monday, November 2nd at 5:00 pm.Voters with standard absentee ballot affidav...
10/27/2020

The DEADLINE to return ballots in person is Monday, November 2nd at 5:00 pm.

Voters with standard absentee ballot affidavits (YELLOW affidavit envelope) can hand-deliver their OWN ballots to the Election Board office. Ballots must be prepared as described in the instructions (all envelopes prepared and sealed). You must bring your ID when you return your ballot, even if you included a copy of your ID with your affidavit.

Don't delay, mail your ballots back TODAY!It's time to mail absentee ballots back to our office. All ballots must be REC...
10/27/2020

Don't delay, mail your ballots back TODAY!

It's time to mail absentee ballots back to our office. All ballots must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) by November 3rd!

SAMPLE BALLOTS!!There are two different ballots for the General Election on November 3rd. Your County Commissioner distr...
10/27/2020

SAMPLE BALLOTS!!

There are two different ballots for the General Election on November 3rd. Your County Commissioner district determines which ballot you receive. The front side of the ballot is the only difference. The back of the ballot is the same for all voters. Check which Commissioner District you reside in here https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/

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Voters in the Commerce Municipality will have the opportunity to vote on Mayor. Check your eligibility to vote for Commerce Mayor here https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/

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Sample ballots for the November 3rd General Election are available here https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/

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Please take the time to study your ballot(s). It's lengthy and will take a little bit longer than normal to complete.

Don't delay, mail your ballots back TODAY!It's time to mail absentee ballots back to our office. All ballots must be REC...
10/26/2020

Don't delay, mail your ballots back TODAY!

It's time to mail absentee ballots back to our office. All ballots must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) by November 3rd!

10/26/2020

The DEADLINE to return ballots in person is Monday, November 2nd at 5:00 pm.

Voters with standard absentee ballot affidavits (YELLOW affidavit envelope) can hand-deliver their OWN ballots to the Election Board office. Ballots must be prepared as described in the instructions (all envelopes prepared and sealed). You must bring your ID when you return your ballot, even if you included a copy of your ID with your affidavit.

IMPORTANT!!Absentee voters, please mail your ballots back to us by October 29th to ensure delivery to our office by elec...
10/24/2020

IMPORTANT!!

Absentee voters, please mail your ballots back to us by October 29th to ensure delivery to our office by election day. All absentee ballots must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) in our office by election day - November 3, 2020.

Mail your ballots back by October 29th!

Request your absentee ballots here. https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/

Check the status of your ballot here.
https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/

Early voting starts soon.Early voting will be in the Community Room at the Courthouse Annex. Enter through the red door....
10/23/2020

Early voting starts soon.

Early voting will be in the Community Room at the Courthouse Annex. Enter through the red door.
123 E Central Avenue

Thursday, October 29 -- 8:00am to 6:00pm
Friday, October 30 -- 8:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, October 31 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

SAMPLE BALLOTS!!There are two different ballots for the General Election on November 3rd. Your County Commissioner distr...
10/22/2020

SAMPLE BALLOTS!!

There are two different ballots for the General Election on November 3rd. Your County Commissioner district determines which ballot you receive. The front side of the ballot is the only difference. The back of the ballot is the same for all voters. Check which Commissioner District you reside in here https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/

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Voters in the Commerce Municipality will have the opportunity to vote on Mayor. Check your eligibility to vote for Commerce Mayor here https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/

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Sample ballots for the November 3rd General Election are available here https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/

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Please take the time to study your ballot(s). It's lengthy and will take a little bit longer than normal to complete.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the November 3rd Presidential Election is next Tuesday, October 27th at 5...
10/21/2020

The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the November 3rd Presidential Election is next Tuesday, October 27th at 5 pm.

Don't wait to request an absentee ballot!

The fastest, easiest way to request a ballot is online using the OK Voter Portal at https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/.

Absentee ballot request forms can also be downloaded athttps://www.ok.gov/elections/documents/Oklahoma_Absentee_Ballot_Application_fillable.pdf and faxed, emailed, or mailed to your County Election Board.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the November 3rd Presidential Election is next Tuesday, October 27th at 5...
10/20/2020

The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the November 3rd Presidential Election is next Tuesday, October 27th at 5 pm.

Don't wait to request an absentee ballot!

The fastest, easiest way to request a ballot is online using the OK Voter Portal at https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/
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Absentee ballot request forms can also be downloaded at https://www.ok.gov/
…/Oklahoma_Absentee_Ballot_Application_f…
and faxed, emailed, or mailed to your County Election Board.

IMPORTANT!!Absentee voters, please mail your ballots back to us by October 29th to ensure delivery to our office by elec...
10/20/2020

IMPORTANT!!

Absentee voters, please mail your ballots back to us by October 29th to ensure delivery to our office by election day. All absentee ballots must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) in our office by election day - November 3, 2020.

Mail your ballots back by October 29th!

Request your absentee ballots here. https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/

Check the status of your ballot here.
https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/

Early voting starts soon.Early voting will be in the Community Room at the Courthouse Annex. Enter through the red door....
10/19/2020

Early voting starts soon.

Early voting will be in the Community Room at the Courthouse Annex. Enter through the red door.
123 E Central Avenue

Thursday, October 29 -- 8:00am to 6:00pm
Friday, October 30 -- 8:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, October 31 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

SAMPLE BALLOTS!!There are two different ballots for the General Election on November 3rd. Your County Commissioner distr...
10/19/2020

SAMPLE BALLOTS!!

There are two different ballots for the General Election on November 3rd. Your County Commissioner district determines which ballot you receive. The front side of the ballot is the only difference. The back of the ballot is the same for all voters. Check which Commissioner District you reside in here https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/

.

Voters in the Commerce Municipality will have the opportunity to vote on Mayor. Check your eligibility to vote for Commerce Mayor here https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/

.

Sample ballots for the November 3rd General Election are available here https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/

.

Please take the time to study your ballot(s). It's lengthy and will take a little bit longer than normal to complete.

10/15/2020
Early voting starts soon.Early voting will be in the Community Room at the Courthouse Annex. Enter through the red door....
10/15/2020

Early voting starts soon.

Early voting will be in the Community Room at the Courthouse Annex. Enter through the red door.
123 E Central Avenue

Thursday, October 29 -- 8:00am to 6:00pm
Friday, October 30 -- 8:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, October 31 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

IMPORTANT!!Absentee voters, please mail your ballots back to us by October 29th to ensure delivery to our office by elec...
10/15/2020

IMPORTANT!!

Absentee voters, please mail your ballots back to us by October 29th to ensure delivery to our office by election day. All absentee ballots must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) in our office by election day - November 3, 2020.

Mail your ballots back by October 29th!

Request your absentee ballots here. https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/

Check the status of your ballot here.
https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/

The term “electioneering” refers to the act of campaigning to influence the result of an election in favor of a particul...
10/14/2020

The term “electioneering” refers to the act of campaigning to influence the result of an election in favor of a particular candidate or party.

The phenomenon, known as ‘passive electioneering’, refers to wearing items of clothing, or putting up posters or signs showing support for a particular candidate or party to the polling place on election day.

FAQs about absentee voting in Oklahoma:Q. What is the difference between mail-in voting and absentee voting?While the te...
10/14/2020

FAQs about absentee voting in Oklahoma:

Q. What is the difference between mail-in voting and absentee voting?

While the terms are often used interchangeably, mail-in voting typically refers to ballots that are issued to all voters in a state where in-person voting is not an option.

Absentee voting refers to ballots that are requested by the voter and returned by mail or another method allowed by law.

Q. Who can participate in absentee voting?

Any registered voter can vote by absentee ballot. No reason is needed.

Q. Can I take my absentee ballot to the election board or do I have to mail it?

"Standard" absentee ballots (yellow affidavit envelope), the most common type of ballot, can be mailed to the county election board or may be hand-delivered to the county election board no later than the end of business day, the Monday before the election - November 2, 2020. The absentee ballot packet must be completed just as if you were mailing it back to the election board.

"Physically incapacitated" absentee ballots (pink affidavit envelope) must be mailed to the county election board.

Q. Is there anything I can do to make sure my ballot gets to the election board on time through the post office?

Request your absentee ballot early and mail your ballot early! This fall, after talking with USPS officials, the Election Board will implement the use of green return envelopes for absentee ballots, making it easier for postal workers to identify official election mail.

Q. How do I know if the Election Board has received my absentee ballot?

You can check the status of your absentee ballot (sent, received, or in progress) on the OK Voter Portal here https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/.

Q. Do absentee ballots get counted?

Yes! As long as your ballot affidavit (yellow or pink envelope) is signed by the voter and is notarized or witnessed, the ballot will be counted. The absentee ballots are the first to be counted.

Q. How is the absentee ballot process different from what I do at my regular polling place?

To vote a mail absentee ballot, you must request an absentee ballot. Absentee ballots look the same as regular ballots, however, you must return them in an envelope instead of inserting the ballot in a voting device.

Q. Do I need to request an absentee ballot for each election?

You can request ballots for the entire year or specific elections. If you request absentee ballots for every election you are eligible for in 2020, then you do not need to submit a new request. Your original request is good for all of the current year's elections.

Watch the videos below for help with completing your absentee ballot.

https://youtu.be/d0Lgi1jLZxA

https://youtu.be/yWEmjbkMU9g

SAMPLE BALLOTS!!There are two different ballots for the General Election on November 3rd. Your County Commissioner distr...
10/13/2020

SAMPLE BALLOTS!!

There are two different ballots for the General Election on November 3rd. Your County Commissioner district determines which ballot you receive. The front side of the ballot is the only difference. The back of the ballot is the same for all voters. Check which Commissioner District you reside in here https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/
.

Voters in the Commerce Municipality will have the opportunity to vote on Mayor. Check your eligibility to vote for Commerce Mayor here https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/
.

Sample ballots for the November 3rd General Election are available here https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/
.

Please take the time to study your ballot(s). It's lengthy and will take a little bit longer than normal to complete.

Address

123 E Central Ave, Ste 104
Miami, OK
74354

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(918) 542-2893

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