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Tulsa Co. Election Board says temporary absentee ballot verification option expires

Posted at 5:29 PM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 18:29:31-05

TULSA, Okla. — A temporary absentee ballot verification option put in place by state legislators last year has expired, according to the Tulsa County Election Board.

The temporary option was part of Senate Bill 210, which was passed in response to the pandemic. The bill gave Oklahoma voters the option to include a copy of their valid ID instead of a notarized or witnessed signature on their absentee ballot affivadit, according to the election board. The bill was just in place for 2020.

The election board said voters requesting absentee ballots this year will go back to the requirements from before. So, the "standard" absentee ballot affidavits will need to be notarized and those who are "physically incapacitated" will need two people to witness the signing of an affidavit.

Voters can request absentee ballots online using the OK Voter Portal on the State Election Board website or pick up an application from the County Election Board. For a list of notary services, click here.

For more information, voters can contact the Tulsa County Election Board at 918-596-5780.

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