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As of October 2013, there are two recognized political parties in [[Oklahoma]].<ref>[http://www.ok.gov/elections/faqs.html#q622 ''Oklahoma State Board of Elections'' "Recognized Political Parties," Accessed November 26, 2013]</ref> If a political party ceases to be recognized as such by the state, the party will be designated as a "political organization." This designation terminates after four years or when the political organization regains recognition as a political party.<ref>[http://www.oklegislature.gov/osstatuestitle.html ''Oklahoma Statutes'' "Title 26, Chapter 1, Section 109," accessed December 4, 2013]</ref> Registered voters affiliated with defunct political organizations are transitioned to independent status. Candidates may not designate party affiliations other than those recognized by the state (either as parties or as organizations).<ref>[http://www.oklegislature.gov/osstatuestitle.html ''Oklahoma Statutes'' "Title 26, Chapter 1, Section 110," accessed December 4, 2013]</ref>
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As of October 2013, there are two recognized political parties in [[Oklahoma]].<ref>[http://www.ok.gov/elections/faqs.html#q622 ''Oklahoma State Board of Elections Website'', "Frequently Asked Questions: Political Parties," Accessed November 26, 2013]</ref> If a political party ceases to be recognized as such by the state, the party will be designated as a "political organization." This designation terminates after four years or when the political organization regains recognition as a political party.<ref>[http://www.oklegislature.gov/osstatuestitle.html ''Oklahoma Statutes'' "Title 26, Chapter 1, Section 109," accessed December 4, 2013]</ref> Registered voters affiliated with defunct political organizations are transitioned to independent status. Candidates may not designate party affiliations other than those recognized by the state (either as parties or as organizations).<ref>[http://www.oklegislature.gov/osstatuestitle.html ''Oklahoma Statutes'' "Title 26, Chapter 1, Section 110," accessed December 4, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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This page contains extensive information about ballot access requirements for state and federal candidates running for elected office in the state of Oklahoma. Offices included are:

This page contains information on specific filing dates for each election year, how to become a candidate, how to create a political party, campaign finance requirements, state agency contacts involved in the election process, and term limits in Oklahoma. Information on running for election as a presidential candidate or for county and municipal offices is not included. This page reflects research completed in April 2014.

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Year-specific dates

2014

See also: Oklahoma elections, 2014

Oklahoma will have a primary election on June 24, 2014 and a general election on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect candidates to serve in the following state and federal offices:

Candidate filing for the 2014 elections begins April 9, 2014 and ends April 11, 2014.[1]

Legend:      Ballot Access     Campaign Finance     Election Date




Dates and Requirements for Candidates in 2014
Deadline Event Type Event Description
April 9, 2014 Ballot Access Candidate filing period begins
April 11, 2014 Ballot Access Candidate filing deadline
June 24, 2014 Election Date State primary date
August 26, 2014 Election Date State primary run-off
November 4, 2014 Election Date General election

Political parties

See also: List of political parties in the United States

As of October 2013, there are two recognized political parties in Oklahoma.[2] If a political party ceases to be recognized as such by the state, the party will be designated as a "political organization." This designation terminates after four years or when the political organization regains recognition as a political party.[3] Registered voters affiliated with defunct political organizations are transitioned to independent status. Candidates may not designate party affiliations other than those recognized by the state (either as parties or as organizations).[4]

Party Website link By-laws/Platform link
Republican Party Official party website Party platform
Democratic Party Official party website Party by-laws

Election-related agencies

Figure 1: This is the Declaration of Candidacy Form.
See also: State election agencies

Candidates running for office may require some form of interaction with the following agencies:

  • Oklahoma State Election Board
Why: To obtain filing forms; for help with questions about filing procedure
Room B-6, State Capitol Building
2300 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105-4804
Phone: 405.521.2391
Fax: 405.521.6457
Website: http://www.ok.gov/elections/index.html
Email: info@elections.ok.gov
  • Oklahoma Ethics Commission
Why: To file campaign finance reports
2300 N Lincoln Blvd, Rm B-5
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4812
Phone: (405) 521-3451
Website: http://www.ok.gov/oec/

Term limits

State executives

Portal:State Executive Officials
See also: State executives with term limits and States with gubernatorial term limits

The state executive term limits in Oklahoma are as follows:

  • Governor must wait four years and/or one full term before being eligible again after two consecutive terms.
  • Superintendent must wait four years and/or one full term before being eligible again after two consecutive terms.
  • Labor Commissioner must wait four years and/or one full term before being eligible again after two consecutive terms.

There are no state executive officials who are term-limited in 2014.

State legislators

See also: State legislatures with term limits

A politician can serve in the Oklahoma State Legislature for a 12-year cumulative total in either or both chambers.

Term limits were imposed on state legislators by a constitutional amendment passed in 1990.

2014

See also: Impact of term limits on state senate elections in 2014 and Impact of term limits on state representative elections in 2014

A total of 11 state legislators will be termed out in 2014.

  • State Senate: 4
    • Democratic Party 1 Democratic senators
    • Republican Party 3 Republican senator
  • State House: 7
    • Democratic Party 2 Democratic Representatives
    • Republican Party 5 Republican Representatives
Name Party Chamber District
Joe Dorman Electiondot.png Democratic State House District 65
Rebecca Hamilton Electiondot.png Democratic State House District 89
Gus Blackwell Ends.png Republican State House District 61
Don Armes Ends.png Republican State House District 63
Dale DeWitt Ends.png Republican State House District 38
John Trebilcock Ends.png Republican State House District 98
Mike Reynolds Ends.png Republican State House District 91
Jerry Ellis Electiondot.png Democratic State Senate District 5
Cliff Branan Ends.png Republican State Senate District 40
Cliff Aldridge Ends.png Republican State Senate District 42
Harry Coates Ends.png Republican State Senate District 28

2012

See also: Impact of term limits on state senate elections in 2012 and Impact of term limits on state representative elections in 2012

There were two senators termed out in 2012 -- one Democrat and one Republican. There were six state representatives termed out in 2012 -- two Democrats and four Republicans.

2010

See also: Impact of term limits on state senate elections in 2010 and Impact of term limits on state representative elections in 2010

There were six senators termed out in 2010 -- four Democrats and two Republicans. There were four state representatives termed out in 2010 -- one Democrat and three Republicans.

Congressional partisanship

Portal:Congress
See also: List of United States Representatives from Oklahoma and List of United States Senators from Oklahoma

Here is the current partisan breakdown of the congressional members from Oklahoma:

Congressional Partisan Breakdown from Oklahoma
Party U.S. Senate U.S. House Total
     Democratic Party 0 0 0
     Republican Party 2 5 7
TOTALS as of August 2014 2 5 7

State legislative partisanship

Portal:State legislatures

Here is the current partisan breakdown of members of the state legislature of Oklahoma:

Senate

Party As of August 2014
     Democratic Party 12
     Republican Party 36
Total 48

House

Party As of August 2014
     Democratic Party 29
     Republican Party 72
Total 101

See also

External links

Official state and federal links

Forms

News

Other information

References