Voter registration deadlines this week in Texas, Oklahoma
(KTEN) — This is the final week for Oklahoma and Texas residents to register to vote in the November 8 general election which will see two incumbent governors being challenged, all U.S. representatives up for reelection, and both Oklahoma U.S. Senate seats in play.
Tuesday is also the final opportunity for Texas voters to make changes to their records.
Early in-person voting in Texas runs from October 24 through November 4; early-in-person voting for Oklahomans is November 2-5 at county election boards.
"Oklahoma historically has been at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to voter turnout, so that means our voices aren't being heard, and people aren't coming out to vote," said Sara Jane Smallwood Cocke with Choctaw government relations. "So we want it to be not intimidating and not scary to people."
The deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 24 for Oklahomans; it's October 28 in Texas.