Oklahoma voting issues
This page is part of the Election Protection Wiki,
- 1 Election and registration information
- 2 Governmental election authorities
- 3 Election threats
- 4 State and local non-governmental election organizations
- 5 Articles and resources
Election and registration information
For the 2008 election Oklahoma used the following voting machines. For a county-by-county list of the specific machines (and the source for this section) see Verified Voting's Verifier tool.
- Main article: Voting machines
Direct-Recording Electronic (DRE) machines with a paper trail:
Optical scan machines:
- Election Board website: http://www.ok.gov/~elections/
- OKLAHOMA STATE ELECTION BOARD
- Room B-6, State Capitol Building
- PO Box 53156
- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73152
- Telephone 405-521-2391
- Fax 405-521-6457
- For an extensive log of voting machine problems, see the VotersUnite! report on election incidents.
Felon voting rights
"In Oklahoma, individuals do not have their voting rights restored until they have fully completed prison and any term of parole or probation, and the time of their original sentence has expired. In other words, individuals may not vote until a period of time equal to the original time to which they were sentenced elapses. Interviews with Oklahoma’s county election officials in 2005 indicated that 17, or 22%, of Oklahoma counties responded with incorrect information when asked at what point people with felony convictions become eligible to vote. In 12 of the 17 counties, officials stated that individuals must wait twice the length of time of their original sentences before registering to vote, or spend the same time out of prison as they had served in prison before they could register."
"In response to a question about how people are removed from the voter rolls, an official in Oklahoma said that election officials “pretty well know” who has been in trouble with the law. In response to another question, the same official used the term “sambo,” a racist slur for African Americans."
State and local non-governmental election organizations
League of Women Voters
LWV of Oklahoma, Barbara Wilson, President
- 500 North Broadway Suite #125
- Oklahoma City, OK 73102
- Phone: 405-232-8683
- Fax: 405-236-8683
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Articles and resources
- The main page on election protection and reform organizations.
- All articles in the Election Protection Wiki project.
- For election day: Things citizens can do to monitor elections and If you are told you cannot vote.
- See the VotersUnite! Election Problem Log.
- Erika Wood and Rachel Bloom,De Facto Disenfranchisement, Brennan Center for Justice and American Civil Liberties Union, October 21, 2008.
- GoVote.org locates your polling place and other voting information.
- Google map polling locations locates most polling location, may be missing or out of date.
Election Protection hotlines
- 866-OUR-VOTE (National Election Protection Hotline)
- 888-VE-Y-VOTA (Español)
- 800-966-5946 (AALDEF, Asian languages)
- 866-MYVOTE1 (Tom Joyner Hotline - VoterAction, NAACP National Voter Fund)
- 877-523-2792 (ACLU Voting Rights Project Hotline)
- 877-US4-OBAMA (Obama campaign Voter Hotline)
- 866-976-VOTE (McCain campaign Honest and Open Election hotline - leave a message)
- 877-GOCNN08 (CNN Voter Problem Tipline)
- 888-VOTE-TIP (VelvetRevolution Election Protection Hotline for fraud)
- 567-258-VOTE (Twitter Vote Report key in report or leave audio message)
- ACLU's "Know Your Voting Rights - State by State" -- printable brochures summarizing your voting rights, for most states.
- One-page know your rights summaries for 27 states from the AFL-CIO.
- Click here to see the voter ID requirements in all states. From the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Election officials, election reform groups, and elected officials
- Why Tuesday? offers a page for Oklahoma that helps locate Oklahoma's elections officials, election reform groups, and elected officials, as well as a page titled Find a group in your area that lets you find similar information for other states.
- Click here to request an absentee ballot. Go Vote Absentee is a project of the Women Donors Network.
- Information for voters with disabilities from NDRN.
Student voting rights
- See Oklahoma Student Voting Rights for a guide to student voting rights in Oklahoma. See Student Voting Rights for a guide to other states. From the Brennan Center for Justice.
- See how organizations you trust recommend you vote on ballot measures and other statewide contests at TransparentDemocracy.
- Help in other languages from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. 中文, 日本語, 한국어, Tagalog, Tiếng Việt, Español
- Verified Voting's Oklahoma page, which provides detailed information on voting equipment in use in every county in Oklahoma.
- Election Law @ Moritz's Oklahoma page, which provides detailed information on election law developments in Oklahoma. See map page to see the information for election developments in any given state.
- Election Law @ Moritz's Oklahoma general information page, which provides information on Oklahoma election authorities, post-election processes, and other topics. See map page to see this information for any given state.