Oklahoma elections, 2014

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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Oklahoma
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Oklahoma
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Oklahoma

The state of Oklahoma held elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in Oklahoma
School board elections (13) February 11, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for all candidates April 11, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for primary election May 30, 2014 Red padlock.png
Primary election date June 24, 2014 Red padlock.png
U.S. Senate special election (primary) June 24, 2014 Red padlock.png
State Senate special election (primary) June 24, 2014 Red padlock.png
State primary runoff election August 26, 2014 Red padlock.png
Petition drive deadline for ballot measures September 5, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for general election October 10, 2014 Red padlock.png
General election date November 4, 2014 Red padlock.png
Statewide ballot measures November 4, 2014 Red padlock.png
State Senate special election (general) November 4, 2014 Red padlock.png
U.S. Senate special election (general) November 4, 2014 Red padlock.png

Below are the types of elections that were scheduled in Oklahoma in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
U.S. Senate Scheduled electiona
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Scheduled electiona
State House Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (3 measures) Scheduled electiona
Local ballot measures Unscheduled electiond
School boards Scheduled electiona
State courts Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Legislature


See also: Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2014 and Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oklahoma State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 11, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controlled the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for the office of Oklahoma House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 11, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controlled the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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Contents
1 U.S Senate elections in Oklahoma
1.1 Regularly scheduled elections
1.2 Special elections by date
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U.S. Senate elections in Oklahoma

See also: United States Senate elections in Oklahoma, 2014, United States Senate special election in Oklahoma, 2014, Special elections to the 113th United States Congress (2013-2014) and United States Senate elections, 2014

There were both regular elections and special elections scheduled for the United States congressional delegations from Oklahoma in 2014.

Regularly scheduled elections


Voters in Oklahoma elected one member to the U.S. Senate in the regularly scheduled election on November 4, 2014. Oklahoma also held a special election on November 4, 2014.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 11, 2014
June 24, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Oklahoma is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote, so an unaffiliated voter must be authorized by a party in order to vote in the primary.[1]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 30, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 10, 2014 (25 days prior to the election).[2]

See also: Oklahoma elections, 2014

Incumbent: The election filled the Senate seat held by Jim Inhofe (R). Inhofe was first elected in 1994.

Candidates


Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was April 11, 2014.

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Special elections by date


* November 4, 2014 *

Oklahoma held a special election for the U.S. Senate in 2014. The general election date was November 4, 2014, where a six-year term was also up for election for the seat held by Jim Inhofe (R).[5][6]

The special election was held to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Sen. Tom Coburn (R).[5][7]

In November 2013, Coburn's office announced that he was diagnosed with a recurrence of prostate cancer and was undergoing treatment.[8] Coburn announced that he would retire at the end of the 113th Congress, two years before his term was set to end. The governor was not allowed to appoint a replacement, requiring a special election.[9] Coburn said that he would stay in office until the session ended so that his successor could be sworn in with the rest of the new members.[10]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 11, 2014
June 24, 2014
November 4, 2014

Candidates


Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was April 11, 2014.

General election candidates


August 26, 2014 Democratic runoff primary

Note: No candidate secured more than 50 percent of the vote in the June 24, 2014, primary election. A runoff primary election was held between the top two candidates.[11]


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Failed to file

Declined to run


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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Oklahoma
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in Oklahoma

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Oklahoma, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Oklahoma took place on November 4, 2014. Voters elected five candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's five congressional districts.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 11, 2014
June 24, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Oklahoma is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote, so an unaffiliated voter must be authorized by a party in order to vote in the primary.[1]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 30, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 10, 2014 (25 days prior to the election).[2]

See also: Oklahoma elections, 2014


Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held all five of the congressional seats from Oklahoma.

Members of the U.S. House from Oklahoma -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 0 0
     Republican Party 5 5
Total 5 5

Incumbents


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the five congressional districts were:

Name Party District
Jim Bridenstine Ends.png Republican 1
Markwayne Mullin Ends.png Republican 2
Frank D. Lucas Ends.png Republican 3
Tom Cole Ends.png Republican 4
James Lankford Ends.png Republican 5

List of candidates by district


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1st Congressional District

General election candidates

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

4th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

5th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, Republican runoff primary

Note: No candidate secured more than 50 percent of the vote in the June 24, 2014, primary election. A runoff primary election was held between the top two candidates.[3]


August 26, 2014, Democratic runoff primary

Note: No candidate secured more than 50 percent of the vote in the June 24, 2014, primary election. A runoff primary election was held between the top two candidates.[3]


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

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State executive official elections in Oklahoma

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See also: Oklahoma state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in Oklahoma
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Lieutenant Governor
2.3 Attorney General
2.4 Secretary of State
2.5 Down ballot offices

Nine state executive positions were up for election in 2014 in the state of Oklahoma.

The following offices were elected in 2014 in Oklahoma:

List of candidates by office

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Governor


Republican Party Mary Fallin - Incumbent[27][28]Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Joe Dorman - State representative[29]
Independent Richard Prawdzienski - Former chair of the Oklahoma Libertarian Party[30]
Independent Kimberly Willis[31]

Lost in primary

Republican Party Chad Moody[31]
Republican Party Dax Ewbank[31]

Removed from ballot

Independent Joe Sills[31][32]

Withdrawn

Republican Party Randy Brogdon - Former state senator[33][34]
Democratic Party RJ Harris - Businessman, 2012 Independent candidate for Congress[35][36]

Lieutenant Governor


Republican Party Todd Lamb - Incumbent[37]Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Cathy Cummings[38]

Attorney General


Republican Party Scott Pruitt - Incumbent[39]Green check mark transparent.png

Down ballot offices


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2015 Winner Partisan Switch?
Treasurer Ken Miller
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2011 Yes[31] Republican Party Ken Miller Republican Party Ken Miller No
State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones
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2011 Yes[31] Republican Party Gary Jones Republican Party Gary Jones No
Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi
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2011 Defeated in primary[40] Republican Party Joy Hofmeister
Democratic Party John Cox
Republican Party Joy Hofmeister No
Commissioner of Insurance John Doak
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2007 Yes[41] Republican Party John Doak Republican Party John Doak No
Commissioner of Labor Mark Costello
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2011 Yes[31] Republican Party Mark Costello
Democratic Party Mike Workman
Republican Party Mark Costello No
Corporation Commission Patrice Douglas
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2011 No[42] Republican Party Todd Hiett Republican Party Todd Hiett No


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State Senate election in Oklahoma

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See also: Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oklahoma State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 11, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Oklahoma State Senate:

Oklahoma State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 12 8
     Republican Party 36 40
Total 48 48

List of candidates by district

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District 2District 4District 6District 8District 10District 12District 14District 16District 18District 20District 22District 24District 26District 28District 30District 32District 34District 36District 38District 40District 42District 44District 46District 48

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State House elections in Oklahoma

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See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oklahoma House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 11, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Oklahoma House of Representatives:

Oklahoma House of Representatives
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 29 29
     Republican Party 72 72
Total 101 101

List of candidates by district

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District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60District 61District 62District 63District 64District 65District 66District 67District 68District 69District 70District 71District 72District 73District 74District 75District 76District 77District 78District 79District 80District 81District 82District 83District 84District 85District 86District 87District 88District 89District 90District 91District 92District 93District 94District 95District 96District 97District 98District 99District 100District 101

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Statewide ballot measure elections in Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

Three ballot measures were certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of Oklahoma.

On the ballot


November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA State Question 769 Admin of Gov't Guarantees that public officials can also serve as officers and members of the National Guard, Oklahoma State Guard and Officers Reserve Corps Approveda
LRCA State Question 770 Veterans Permits a disabled veteran to sell his or her homestead and acquire another homestead property while keeping the homestead tax exemption Approveda
LRCA State Question 771 Veterans Establishes a homestead exemption for the surviving spouse of military personnel who die in the line of duty Approveda

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School board elections in Oklahoma

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and Oklahoma school board elections, 2014

In 2014, 665 of America's largest school districts held elections for 2,169 seats. These elections took place in 37 states.


State elections


A total of 13 Oklahoma school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment held elections in 2014 for 16 seats. Each district held elections on February 11, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about Oklahoma's school board elections in 2014:

The districts listed below served 253,114 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[43] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 Oklahoma School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Broken Arrow Public Schools 2/11/2014 1 5 16,732
Edmond Public Schools 2/11/2014 1 5 21,344
Jenks Public Schools 2/11/2014 1 5 10,371
Lawton Public Schools 2/11/2014 1 5 16,199
Midwest City-Del City Schools 2/11/2014 1 5 14,753
Moore Public Schools 2/11/2014 2 5 22,226
Mustang Public Schools 2/11/2014 1 5 9,213
Norman Public Schools 2/11/2014 1 5 14,644
Oklahoma City Public Schools 2/11/2014 2 7 42,989
Owasso Public Schools 2/11/2014 1 5 9,143
Putnam City Schools 2/11/2014 1 5 19,068
Tulsa Public Schools 2/11/2014 2 7 41,501
Union Public Schools 2/11/2014 1 5 14,931



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Voting in Oklahoma

See also: Voting in Oklahoma

Important voting information

  • Oklahoma is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote, so an unaffiliated voter must be authorized by a party in order to vote in the primary.[1]
  • As of December 2014, Oklahoma is one of the 35 states that have not implemented online voter registration.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Oklahoma, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Oklahoma is one of 34 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.[44] 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.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Oklahoma ranked 46th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Oklahoma received an overall score of 52 percent.[45]

See also

References

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  2. Oklahoma State Election Board Website, "Voter Registration in Oklahoma," accessed January 3, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Associated Press, "Oklahoma - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 24, 2014
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 4.35 4.36 Ok.gov, "Candidates for Federal, State and Legislative Offices," accessed June 13, 2014
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  12. Associated Press, "Oklahoma - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 26, 2014
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  14. 14.0 14.1 Politico, "Jim Bridenstine says no to Senate run," accessed January 29, 2014
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  16. Jason Weger for Senate, "Intro," accessed January 30, 2014
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  18. Randy Brogdon for Senate, "Brogdon Seeks Senate Seat, McConnell’s Removal," accessed March 19, 2014
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  23. News 9, "OK Corporation Commission Chairman To Enter US House Race," accessed January 23, 2014
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  25. Steve Russell for Congress, "Home," accessed May 5, 2014
  26. Campaign website, "Home," accessed February 20, 2014
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  30. Oklahomans For Ballot Access Reform, "Richard Prawdzienski Announces Independent Bid For Governor’s Seat," February 25, 2014
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  33. Tulsa World, "Randy Brogdon to make another run for governor," December 30, 2013
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  35. RJ Harris, "RJ Harris for Oklahoma Governor," August 8, 2013
  36. NewsOK, "R.J. Harris, Democratic candidate for Oklahoma governor, drops out of race," January 23, 2014
  37. The Oklahoman, "Slow election year shaping up for 2014 in Oklahoma," August 8, 2013
  38. DemoOkie, "Cathy Cummings to run for Lieutenant Governor with a video," December 2, 2012
  39. Tulsa World, "Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to seek re-election," July 29, 2013 (dead link)
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  41. NewsOK, "Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak seeks re-election," November 7, 2013
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  44. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Early Voting," accessed December 16, 2013
  45. Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014