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DECISION 2020: Tulsa County Election Board mailing out absentee ballots

Posted at 5:26 PM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 12:37:05-04

TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa County Election Board is mailing out absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 presidential election.

The organization said not everyone's ballot is being mailed out at the same time because of the volume of absentee ballots requested. They urge voters to give it some time for their ballots to arrive before they call to report a problem.

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After receiving an absentee packet, officials said voters should review, complete and return materials as soon as possible to allow time for mail delivery and processing.

READ MORE: DECISION 2020: Deadlines, resources for Oklahoma voters

The Tulsa County Election Board outlined the following instructions:

  • Have your affidavit notarized - OR - include a copy of your Voter Identification card or acceptable photo ID
  • Your photo ID must be issued by the Federal government, the State of Oklahoma or a federally recognized tribal government
  • Be aware that out-of-state driver's licenses are not accepted as proof of ID
  • Any proof of identity that expires before election day, Nov. 3, is not acceptable
  • Sign your affidavit. The voter's signature is required under Oklahoma law. An affidavit that does not include the voter's signature is not valid
  • Absentee packets may be returned to us by mail, private courier service, or you may hand-deliver only standard absentee (yellow) affidavits to an Election Board representative during business hours as long as you personally deliver your own ballot. You may not deliver someone else's ballot
  • You cannot drop off your ballots when the Election Board is closed
  • Deadline to hand-deliver your completed standard (yellow) absentee packets to the Election Board is 5 p.m. Nov. 2. Any ballots hand-delivered after that deadline will not be accepted.
  • Deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is 5 p.m. Oct. 27. You must be a registered voter in Tulsa County to apply.
  • To apply for an absentee ballot online, visit the Oklahoma State Election Board's website.

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