Oklahoma May Reinstate Notarization Requirement (!) for Absentee Ballots

Just wow.

Update: The law has been passed:

Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, said the state’s high court absolutely and unequivocally legislated from the bench. Treat said the Legislature had clearly required a notary for absentee voting. He said the requirement was designed to prevent voter fraud.

According to the new law, if an emergency declaration is in effect 45 days before a scheduled election, absentee voters could send in a copy of their driver’s license or other identification along with their ballot in lieu of a notary’s signature.

In-person voters currently must show identification to vote.

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