Lawmakers moved absentee voter requirements to SB 210 – Your voice is still needed

Lawmakers on Wednesday moved proposed new absentee voter requirements into a different bill SB 210, which was previously an unrelated bill until today’s amendment. The change was made less than an hour before the House session convened.

The House had initially been scheduled to consider SB 1779 that would have required voters to make a copy of their identification to vote by mail. Procedural issues kept SB 1779 from being heard today, and lawmakers early Wednesday afternoon made the last minute amendment to the unrelated SB 210. [OK Policy: Statement: SB 1779 would introduce unneeded barriers to voting, invite lawsuits]

Please contact your State Representative now and ask them to vote NO on SB 210. If you don’t know your State Representative, use this Find My Legislator tool.

Even if you’ve already taken action, we need you to do so again. It’s critical for Oklahomans to stand up for their rights to cast their ballots safely. 



David Hamby has more than 25 years of experience as an award-winning communicator, including overseeing communication programs for Oklahoma higher education institutions and other organizations. Before joining OK Policy, he was director of public relations for Rogers State University where he managed the school’s external communication programs and served as a member of the president’s leadership team. He served in a similar communications role for five years at the University of Tulsa. He also has worked in communications roles at Oklahoma State University and the Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce in Arkansas. He joined OK Policy in October 2019.

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