Oklahoma Running-Mate Proposal (2010)
|Not on Ballot|
| This measure did not or |
will not appear on a ballot
The measure was introduced by Representative Gary Banz, who argues that the effects of the measure would allow the governor to choose a trustworthy running mate that could later be trusted in their term or terms. The measure, according to Banz, could potentially save money by decreasing costs of security detail that is usually provided to the lieutenant governor.
The ballot title that voters would have seen on the ballot read as follows:
- This measure amends the Oklahoma Constitution. It adds a new Section 3.1 to Article 6. It deals with the Offices of Governor and Lieutenant Governor. It would provide that a voter would cast one vote for both of these offices. The persons running for these offices would run as a team. The procedure for the joint nomination and election of candidates for those offices would be set by law. This would begin in 2014.
Path to the ballot
The Oklahoma State Legislature can approve a proposed amendment by a majority vote. (However, if the state legislature wants the proposed amendment to go on a special election ballot, it has to approve the amendment by a 2/3rds vote.) Oklahoma is one of ten states that allows a referred amendment to go on the ballot after a majority vote in one session of the state's legislature.
- Oklahoma State Senate
- Oklahoma House of Representatives
- Oklahoma 2010 ballot measures
- 2010 ballot measures
State of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City (capital)
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | State Auditor and Inspector | Superintendent of Public Instruction | Commissioner of Insurance | Commissioner of Agriculture | Director of Wildlife Conservation | Commissioner of Labor | Commissioner of Corporations |