2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 26. Elections
§26-7-123.1. Physical inability to enter election enclosure - Oath - Assistance.

26 OK Stat § 26-7-123.1 (2015) What's This?

When any voter states that he is able to reach the location of the polling place, but because of a physical disability or infirmity other than visual is unable to enter the election enclosure, the inspector shall administer an oath to said voter in which said voter shall swear to or affirm the fact of such disability or infirmity. Should a voter so qualify himself, it shall be the duty of two (2) members of the precinct election board, of different political parties, to give said voter such assistance as he needs in voting. Such assistance shall afford as much privacy to the voter in marking his ballots as is practical. The precinct election board members assisting in such voting shall make a written record of the circumstances involved.

Laws 1981, c. 116, § 1, operative July 1, 1981.

§26-7-123.3. Voter who requires assistance to vote.

Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter's choice, other than the voter's employer or agent of that employer or officer or agent of the voter's union. The Secretary of the State Election Board shall prescribe procedures to be used that require such voters to swear or affirm that such assistance is required and that require the person providing such assistance to swear or affirm that the voter's ballots are being voted in accordance with the voter's wishes.

Added by Laws 1983, c. 171, § 23, emerg. eff. June 6, 1983.

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