Voting / Election Information

This Voters’ Guide is published by the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa. The League has a long tradition of publishing the verbatim responses of candidates to questions important to voters. The League offers this Voter Guide to help citizens make informed decisions at the polls.

The League of Women Voters never supports or opposes any candidate.

Voter Info
Requirements

Make sure you have the appropriate proof of your identity to ensure your vote is counted. More...

Election Day
Voting

Polls are open 7am to 7pm on November 8. You can vote in person at your polling place. More...

Absentee
Voting

The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot is 5:00pm on November 2. More...

Time Off
to Vote

Under certain circumstances, you may request protected time off work to vote. More...

Offices are listed in the order in which they appear on the ballot.

Candidates who drew no opponents and candidates who drew opponents from their own party and were elected in the June 28th primary or the August 23rd run-off elections will not be on the General Election ballot and are not listed in this guide.

Every candidate in Tulsa County was sent an invitation to participate and those who responded received a link to Vote411.org in order to input their answers to questions and to provide biographical information. The League neither edits material nor changes spelling, punctuation, or grammar of candidate submissions.

Seven state questions will appear on the ballot but are not covered in this guide. For comprehensive information about the state questions you may visit okvoterguide.com or pick up a print edition of The Oklahoma Voter Guide at any public library in Tulsa County

On occasion, the League of Women Voters decides to oppose or favor initiatives that appear on the ballot when warranted by League public policy positions adopted after extensive study. In such cases, the League’s stance will be detailed in a separate publication.

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa provides complete voting information on our website at lwvtulsa.org

Lastly, check out vote411.org to create your own personalized ballot and go into the voter booth informed and prepared!

The proof of identity law requires every voter who votes in person at the precinct polling place or during early voting at the County Election Board to show proof of identity before receiving a ballot.

Photo Identification

A document used for proof of identity must have been issued by the U. S. government, the State of Oklahoma, or a federally recognized tribal government. The law requires a document used for proof of identity for voting to contain the following information:

  • The name of the person to whom it was issued
  • A photograph of the person to whom it was issued
  • An expiration date that is after the date of the election, unless the identification is valid indefinitely

The law requires the voter’s name on the proof of identity document to “substantially conform” to the voter’s name in the Precinct Registry. In other words, your name on your proof of identity must match your name in the Precinct Registry.

County Election Board Voter Identification Card

In addition, voters may use the free voter identification card they received by mail from the County Election Board when they registered to vote. The law allows use of the voter identification card even though it does not include a photograph.

Affidavit with Provisional Ballot

If you do not have or if you refuse to show proof of identity, you may vote by provisional ballot and prove your identity by signing a sworn affidavit. It will take time to do the paperwork, but all County Election Boards say your vote will be counted if the name on the affidavit that accompanies the provisional ballot matches the name on the voter rolls and your provisional ballot is cast in the precinct where you are registered to vote. Be sure the name you put on the affidavit matches the name you used to register to vote.

Polls open at 7 a.m. on Election Day and remain open until 7 p.m. If you are in line by 7 p.m. you can vote. You can vote in person at your polling place in the precinct in which you live.

There are three ways to find your precinct:

  • Look at your Voter Identification Card for the name and address of the polling place
  • Go to Vote411.org
  • Use the Oklahoma Election Board’s Precinct Locater

In-person absentee voting for the General Election will take place as follows:

Locations
  • Tulsa County Election Board
    555 N. Denver
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Hardesty Public Library
    8316 E. 93rd St
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
Times
  • Thursday, November 3, 2016 – 8:00 am. – 6:00 pm
  • Friday, November 4, 2016 – 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 5, 2016 – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot is 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. Here are two options for you to obtain the Absentee Ballot Application:

For more information about the absentee voting process and for locations for early voting visit Oklahoma Election Board - Absentee Ballot Information

Employees who begin their work less than three hours after the polls open (7 AM) and finish less than three hours before the polls close (7 PM) are entitled to two hours leave to vote. You must give notice the day before the election and must provide proof of voting to not have your pay reduced. The employer can set the time the employee can leave to vote