We ALL need to vote this year. It’s not just a presidential year, there are plenty of seats in the Senate, along with local people and stuff you need to vote for. Here’s what’s up:
–Election Day is November 3, but you can vote October 29, 30, and 31 in select locations in each county. Every polling location will be open Nov. 3.
-You do not have to be 18 when you register as long as you are 18 on Nov. 3.
–If you are a felon, you can vote, provided you have served your sentence, probation, parole and paid your judgements and fines. Do not let your past define your right to vote.
–No one can vote on your behalf, and no one can submit an application to vote on your behalf. You must do this yourself. Make sure you sign and date your application.
-If you are voting by mail, your application must be postmarked by October 9. Oklahoma does not have online voting. Go to ok.gov for information on how to vote by mail.
-If you are voting in person, you must bring a current, valid I.D. (driver’s license, military ID, tribal ID) and some polls ask for your voting card. If you do not have an I.D., you can request to vote with a provisional ballot. You will have to fill out a sworn affidavit.
-The Oklahoma Voter Portal has absentee ballots, voter registration information, a voting district map, polling places, you can view a sample ballot, check the status of absentee ballots, change your political party and change your address here. Visit www.ok.gov.
Are you still confused about what’s happening? Check out these sites for some basic data on what’s going on in our country: