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Oklahoma elections, 2012

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Contents
1 2012 Elections
2 Eligibility to Vote
2.1 Primary election
2.2 General election
3 Voting absentee
3.1 Eligibility
3.2 Deadlines
3.3 Military and overseas voting
4 Voting early
5 See also
6 References

The state of Oklahoma held elections in 2012. Below are the dates of note:

On the 2012 ballot Click here for all
November 6, 2012
Election Results
U.S. Senate Defeatedd Preview Article
U.S. House (5 seats) Approveda
State Executives (2 seats) Approveda Preview Article
State Senate (24 seats) Approveda Preview Article
State House (101 seats) Approveda
Ballot measures (

6 measures)

Approveda Preview Article

2012 Elections

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For election results in the 50 states, see our November 6, 2012 election results page

Elections by type

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See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Oklahoma, 2012

Oklahoma received an additional seat from redistricting.

Members of the U.S. House from Oklahoma -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 1 0
     Republican Party 4 5
Total 5 5
District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
1st Democratic Party John Olson
Republican Party Jim Bridenstine
Independent Craig Allen
John Sullivan (Oklahoma) Republican Party Jim Bridenstine No
2nd Democratic Party Rob Wallace
Republican Party Markwayne Mullin
Independent Michael Fulks
Dan Boren Republican Party Markwayne Mullin Yes
3rd Democratic Party Timothy Ray Murray
Republican Party Frank D. Lucas
Independent William M. Sanders
Frank D. Lucas Republican Party Frank D. Lucas No
4th Democratic Party Donna Marie Bebo
Republican Party Tom Cole
Independent RJ Harris
Tom Cole Republican Party Tom Cole No
5th Democratic Party Tom Guild
Republican Party James Lankford
Libertarian Party Robert T. Murphy
Independent Pat Martin
James Lankford Republican Party James Lankford No

See also: Oklahoma state executive official elections, 2012

There were two state executive positions up for election.

Oklahoma Corporation Commission Short-term seat General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatrice Douglas Incumbent 100%% 0
Total Votes 0
Election Results via Oklahoma State Board of Elections.
Oklahoma Corporation Commission Full-term seat General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Anthony Incumbent 100%% 0
Total Votes 0
Election Results via Oklahoma State Board of Elections.


See also: Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Republicans maintained partisan control in the state senate.

Oklahoma State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 16 12
     Republican Party 32 36
Total 48 48


See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Republicans maintained partisan control in the state house.

Oklahoma House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 31 29
     Republican Party 68 72
     Vacancy 2 0
Total 101 101

See also: Oklahoma 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA State Question 758 Taxes Would prevent annual increases in property taxes. Approveda
LRCA State Question 759 Affirmative action Would ban affirmative action programs in the state. Approveda
LRCA State Question 762 State exec Would remove the state governor from the state parole process. Approveda
LRCA State Question 764 Bond issues Creation of the Water Infrastructure Credit Enhancement Reserve Fund. Approveda
LRCA State Question 765 Admin. of gov't. Create department to provide for public welfare for state residents. Approveda
LRCA State Question 766 Taxes Abolish property taxes on intangible personal property. Approveda

Eligibility to Vote

Oklahoma

Primary election

See also: Voting in the 2012 primary elections

Oklahoma is one of 21 states to use a strictly closed primary system. Voters were required to register to vote in the primary by June 1, 2012, which was 25 days before the primary took place.[1] (Information about registering to vote)

General election

See also: Voting in the 2012 general elections

The deadline to register to vote is 25 days prior to the election day, which in 2012 was October 12.[2]

Voting absentee

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See also: Absentee Voting

Eligibility

All voters are eligible to vote absentee in Oklahoma. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.[4]

Deadlines

Applications for absentee ballots must be received by the county election board by 5 PM on the Wednesday preceding the election.[4] A returned absentee ballot must then be received by the elections office before 7 PM on election day.[4]

Military and overseas voting

For full details, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program here.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Oklahoma is one of 33 states that have early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting is held on the Thursday and Friday (and Saturday for state and federal elections only) immediately preceding election day.[5] The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

See also

References