What to do if you missed the deadline to mail in your absentee ballot

The USPS recommended deadline to mail in an absentee ballot was October 27th. If you requested an absentee ballot but did not mail it in, you still have options.

Standard Absentee Ballot

Most absentee voters receive a standard (no excuse) ballot with a yellow affidavit. With this type of ballot, you have two options:

Standard (No Excuse) Absentee Ballot for the 2020 General Election

Option 1: Return your ballot in person by November 2nd

If you completed your absentee ballot but have not mailed it in, you can hand-deliver it to your county election board anytime by the close of business hours on Monday, November 2nd.

Don’t forget to bring your voter registration card or valid ID (driver’s license, military or tribal ID).

Option 2: Vote in person

If you have not returned your absentee ballot by mail or in person at your county election board, you can choose to instead vote in person on Election Day.

You will sign your name in a registration book and an affidavit swearing that you did not cast your absentee ballot, and then you can vote.

Physically Incapacitated Ballot

If you have a physically incapacitated ballot with a pink affidavit, you have one option:

Vote in person

If you have not mailed in your absentee ballot, you can instead vote in person on Election Day.

You will sign your name in a registration book and an affidavit swearing that you did not cast your absentee ballot, and then you can vote.

You cannot hand-deliver your ballot

The Oklahoma State Election Board states: “If you are physically incapacitated or you are caring for a person who is physically incapacitated, your ballots may not be returned by hand delivery.