Oklahoma’s primary is Tuesday | Get out and vote (safely)

On Tuesday, Oklahomans will go to the polls for the statewide primary election, which also includes State Question 802 to expand Medicaid. 

If you have not already cast an absentee ballot or participated in early voting, polls will be open for in person voting from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. 

We encourage all Oklahomans to cast their ballots safely during this election. County election boards across the state have taken extraordinary precautions to help protect voters. We created a helpful guide at togetherok.org to help understand what you need to know about voting in this upcoming election. In addition, here are some tips we can recommend:

  • Go early when polls first open. Avoid lunch time or late afternoon when people are voting during breaks or after work.
  • Take precautions that make you and others feel safer, such as wearing a mask or bringing your own hand sanitizer or wipes. 
  • Double check that your polling place hasn’t moved. The State Election Board can help you find your polling place, as well as see a sample ballot before you go by visiting okvoterportal.okelections.us/

Note, if you have an absentee ballot to submit, it can be hand-submitted to your county election board no later than 5 p.m. today (Monday, June 29). You will need an ID to drop-off in person.

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In addition to state and local primaries, Tuesday’s election includes SQ 802. We encourage a YES vote on this important question because Medicaid expansion has a proven track record to positively impact communities. You can learn more about the issue by visiting our information and resources page at okpolicy.org/SQ802

Passing SQ 802 would improve health in Oklahoma, result in a $2.3 billion annual economic impact while creating thousands of new jobs, and provide vital health care for more than 200,000 low-income Oklahomans who currently lack insurance

Oklahoma companies and organizations (including the state’s largest business organizations, our state’s American Indian tribes, and churches and religious organizations) have expressed their support for SQ 802, saying it’s good for Oklahoma. 

To help make good on this opportunity, we will need your help — please vote YES on SQ 802 on Tuesday. 


Oklahoma Policy Insititute (OK Policy) advances equitable and fiscally responsible policies that expand opportunity for all Oklahomans through non-partisan research, analysis, and advocacy.

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