House votes to impose new restrictions on absentee voting


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Just days after the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled absentee ballots in Oklahoma don't need to be notarized, the House on Wednesday passed a bill imposing new restrictions on voters who cast ballots by mail.

Under the bill, for the duration of the COVID-19 state of emergency, voters who wish to submit absentee ballots by mail will need to include a photocopy of their voter registration card or photo identification. Once the emergency declaration is over, absentee voters would then be required to have their ballots notarized by a notary public.

The bill passed 74-26, almo...

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