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

Revision as of 15:14, 12 February 2014

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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.

Note: If you have any questions or comments about this page, email us.

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:

The candidate filing period for the 2014 elections begins April 9, 2014 and ends April 11, 2014.[1] Any challenges to a candidate's candidacy must be filed by April 15, 2014.[2] Groups wishing to form new political parties for the 2014 elections must file their Notice of Intent and qualifying petitions by March 1, 2014.[3]

Legend:      Ballot Access     Campaign Finance     Election Date




Dates and Requirements for Candidates in 2014
Deadline Event Type Event Description
March 1, 2014 Ballot Access Deadline to file paperwork to form a new political party
April 9, 2014 Ballot Access Candidate filing period begins
April 11, 2014 Ballot Access Candidate filing deadline
April 15, 2014 Ballot Access Deadline to challenge the candidacy of a candidate
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 November 2013, the state of Oklahoma officially recognizes two political parties.[4]

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

In some states, a candidate may choose to have a label other than that of an officially recognized party appear alongside his or her name on the ballot. Such labels are called political party designations. A political party designation would be used when a candidate qualifies as an independent, but prefers to use a different label. Oklahoma[5] does not allow candidates to identify in this way. A total of 25 states allow candidates to use political party designations in non-presidential elections.

The 11 states listed below (and Washington, D.C.) do not provide a process for political organizations to gain qualified status in advance of an election. Instead, in these states, an aspirant party must first field candidates using party designations. If the candidate or candidates win the requisite votes, the organization may then be recognized as an official political party. In these states, a political party can be formed only if the candidate in the general election obtains a specific number of votes. The number of votes required and type of race vary from state to state. Details can be found on the state-specific requirements pages.[6]

Election-related agencies

Figure 1: This is a sample Declaration of Candidacy form candidates are required to file in Oklahoma.
See also: State election agencies

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

  • Oklahoma State Election Board
Why: Oversees all candidate filing
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: Oversees all campaign finance reporting
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
Dale DeWitt Ends.png Republican State House District 38
Gus Blackwell Ends.png Republican State House District 61
Don Armes Ends.png Republican State House District 63
Joe Dorman Electiondot.png Democratic State House District 65
Rebecca Hamilton Electiondot.png Democratic State House District 89
Mike Reynolds Ends.png Republican State House District 91
John Trebilcock Ends.png Republican State House District 98
Jerry Ellis Electiondot.png Democratic State Senate District 5
Harry Coates Ends.png Republican State Senate District 28
Cliff Branan Ends.png Republican State Senate District 40
Cliff Aldridge Ends.png Republican State Senate District 42

2012

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

A total of 8 state legislators will be termed out in 2012.

  • State Senate: 2
    • Democratic Party 1 Democratic senator
    • Republican Party 1 Republican senator
  • State House: 6
    • Democratic Party 2 Democratic Representatives
    • Republican Party 4 Republican Representatives

2010

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

A total of 10 state legislators will be termed out in 2010.

  • State Senate: 6
    • Democratic Party 4 Democratic senators
    • Republican Party 2 Republican senators
  • State House: 4
    • Democratic Party 1 Democratic Representative
    • Republican Party 3 Republican Representatives

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 April 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 April 2014
     Democratic Party 12
     Republican Party 36
Total 48

House

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

See also

External links

Official state and federal links

Forms

News

Other information

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