Oklahoma Voting Records online consist of voter registration lists. Indexed collections will be the easiest to search; image-only collections will contain the most information.
In the United States voting rights have always come with limitations. In the 1700s and early 1800s, voting rights were restricted primarily to white men who owned property and some states restricted voting rights even further.
During the 1800s voting rights restrictions were gradually reduced and voters didn’t need to own property and, after 1870, race was not a qualification to vote but some states still restricted voting through poll taxes (a tax paid to vote which affected the less affluent), literacy tests, all-white primaries, and language requirements.
The 1900s saw the greatest expansion of voting rights including:
rights were extended to women (1920)
the Voting Rights Acts to prevent additional prohibitive voting laws (1965)
poll taxes were banned in the U.S. by the Supreme Court (1966)
the right to vote for anyone 18 years old or older (1971)
protection for language minorities (1975)
protection for people with disabilities (1982)
and simplified voter registration (1993).
Voting records may include:
physical description of person
place of birth
citizenship status, if naturalized, date, court
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Oklahoma Voting Records online
Oklahoma – Voting & Election Records – ONSITE ONLY – Located at the State Archives are State Election Board records, including election returns, minutes, correspondence, candidate filings, poll books, legislative and congressional district maps, expense affidavits, and contested election files, at OSA
Oklahoma – Voting Registers – Elections in the Cherokee Nation for all districts, 1873-1909, at FS
Oklahoma – Voting Registers – Supreme Court Records, 1868-1889, at FS
Alfalfa County – Voting Registers – Precinct Registers, 1916-1946, at FS
Canadian County – Voting Registers – Land and Property, Wills of Canadian District, 1886-1897, at FS
Canadian County – Voting Registers – Voter Registration Records, 1916-1933, at FS
Carter County – Voting Registers – Register of Electors (Carter County, Oklahoma), 1916-1918, at FS
Cotton County – Voting Registers – County Register of Electors, 1916-1920, at FS
Greer County – Voting Registers – Bloomington Precinct #3, Greer County, OK : 1935 Record, at FS
Hughes County – Voting Registers – Voter Registration Cards, 1916-1918, at FS
Kaw City – Voting Registers – Oklahoma, Kay County, Kaw City Voter Registration, 1928-1956, at FS
Latimer County – Voting Registers – County Register of Electors, 1916, at FS
Lawton – Voting Registers – Voter Registration Books, 1906-1908, at FS
McClain County – Voting Registers – Precinct Voting Registers, 1916-1922, at FS