Oklahoma Senate gives final OK to absentee voter changes
May 8, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Senate on Thursday passed a bill imposing new restrictions on voters who cast absentee ballots by mail.
The bill comes just days after the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled absentee ballots in Oklahoma don't need to be notarized. It now heads to the governor for his signature.
The bill passed 38-9 along party lines, with Democrats opposed.
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 eme...