Oklahoma CUs to assist voters casting absentee ballots in November
Oklahoma credit unions will continue to play an important role in the election process by providing services to assist voters wishing to cast absentee ballots in November’s general election. Prior to the June primaries, the Oklahoma State Election Board approached the state’s financial institutions to solicit help in verifying the identities of those wishing to vote absentee.
Last week Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed Fourth Amended Executive Order 2020-20 that allows voters to verify their identity by attaching a copy of an approved identification document to their affidavit envelope instead of requiring them to have their signature notarized or witnessed by two people.
The additional absentee option was included in the original executive order issued in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Credit unions also offered the services prior to the June primaries and August runoffs.
Because the Fourth Amended Executive Order will still be in effect within 45 days of the Nov. 3 general election, it will again trigger the additional absentee provisions.