Cleveland County has sent out a record number of absentee mail-in ballots for the November third Presidential Election. With over 31,000 mail-in ballots already sent out and over 8,000 already returned, it seems voting by mail is the ideal choice for many Norman voters.
In comparison only 14,000 mail-in ballots were sent out for the 2016 election, making it apparent how much of an impact COVID-19 has on voting.
Absentee ballots can be sent back through the mail or returned to your county’s election board. Ballots sent through the mail need to be received by the election board by 7 p.m. on election day.
“I’m hoping that most absentee voters know to get their ballot in at least a week or two before the election to insure that it gets there,” said Jan Largent, League of Women Voter’s President.
You can request a ballot online using the Oklahoma State Election Board’s OK voter portal.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Tuesday October 27th.