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This page is a [[Ballotpedia:Portals|hub]] to connect you to everything on [[Ballotpedia:About|Ballotpedia]] about '''[[Oklahoma]]''' and its [[ballot]]&#8212;[[laws governing the initiative process in Oklahoma|laws]], [[History of Initiative & Referendum in Oklahoma|history]], [[List of Oklahoma ballot measures|statewide ballot measures]], [[Oklahoma signature requirements|ballot access]], and more.
 
 
* If you'd like to work on building this part of Ballotpedia, [[Ballotpedia:Oklahoma|take a look here]] or [[Ballotpedia:Community|join the community]] or just [[Getting Started on Ballotpedia|register and dive in]].
 
 
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|style="color:#000;"| '''Oklahoma City Council to ask voters for higher salaries'''
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[http://newsok.com/keysearch/?er=1&CANONICAL=Oklahoma+City+Council&CATEGORY=ORGANIZATION Oklahoma City Council] members decided today to let voters decide on several changes to the city charter — including one that would double the salary of the mayor and council members.
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The changes will be on the Nov. 4 ballot.
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The change, if approved, would pay the mayor $48,000 a year and council members $24,000 a year. The pay increases would go into effect after the next election for each office, in accordance with state law.
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Other charter changes on November’s ballot address when council members can appoint temporary replacements in case of the resignation or death of a council member, lowering the age requirements for mayor and council, how the vice mayor is selected and a clarification of an ordinance preventing city officers and employees from having an interest in city contracts.
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The council also agreed to set a special election for Nov. 4 to replace Ward 6 Councilwoman Ann Simank, who resigned last week when her son was accepted to the city’s fire training academy. The charter prevents council members from serving if they have a relative on staff. <ref>[http://newsok.com/oklahoma-city-council-to-ask-voters-for-higher-salaries/article/3288815/?tm=1219776023 ''Oklahoma City Council:'' "Oklahoma City Council to ask voters for higher salaries," August 26th, 2008]</ref>
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'''February 18, 2009: '''[[Oklahoma Senate Joint Resolution 13, 2009|Oklahoma Senate Joint Resolution 13]], proposed by Oklahoma state senator Randy Brogdon, would amend the Oklahoma Constitution to lower the percentage of signatures required in Oklahoma from 15% for a constitutional amendment and 10% for a statutory change to 10% and 8% respectively. If the legislature passes SJR 13, it will be referred to the 2010 ballot in Oklahoma.
 
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A petition drive to boost Oklahoma spending on public education began Thursday and immediately drew criticism from Republican lawmakers. The HOPE, or [[Oklahoma HOPE Ballot Initiative (2008)|Helping Oklahoma Public Education]], campaign aims to amend the state constitution and require the Legislature to fund public education to at least the per-pupil average of neighboring states. ([[Oklahoma ballot initiative news|Read the full story.]])
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Oklahoma has had its share of "sexy” ballot initiatives this decade, but 2008 will be an exception, says a journalist from the '''Oklahoman Editorial'''. While voters elsewhere are weighing in on gay marriage, abortion restrictions, English-only measures and legalizing assisted suicide, the November Oklahoma ballot will be blander than dry toast.
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Since 2000, voters have [[Oklahoma State Question 687 (2002)|banned cockfighting]], [[Oklahoma State Question 711 (2004)|outlawed gay marriage]], [[Oklahoma State Question No. 713 (2004)|raised the tobacco tax]], [[Oklahoma State Question No. 705 (2004)|created a state lottery]], [[Oklahoma State Question No. 712 (2004)|extended casino gaming options]] and allowed the [[Oklahoma State Question No. 733 (2006)|sale of liquor on Election Day]]. <ref name="newsok">NewsOK.com, [http://newsok.com/its-toast-state-ballot-blander-than-in-past/article/3275617 It's toast: State ballot blander than in past], Jul 28, 2008 </ref>
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[[Sunshinereview:Adair County, Oklahoma|Adair]] • [[Sunshinereview:Alfalfa County, Oklahoma|Alfalfa]] • [[Sunshinereview:Atoka County, Oklahoma|Atoka]] • [[Sunshinereview:Beaver County, Oklahoma|Beaver]] • [[Sunshinereview:Beckham County, Oklahoma|Beckham]] • [[Sunshinereview:Blaine County, Oklahoma|Blaine]] • [[Sunshinereview:Bryan County, Oklahoma|Bryan]] • [[Sunshinereview:Caddo County, Oklahoma|Caddo]] • [[Sunshinereview:Canadian County, Oklahoma|Canadian]] • [[Sunshinereview:Carter County, Oklahoma|Carter]] • [[Sunshinereview:Cherokee County, Oklahoma|Cherokee]] [[Sunshinereview:Choctaw County, Oklahoma|Choctaw]] • [[Sunshinereview:Cimarron County, Oklahoma|Cimarron]] • [[Sunshinereview:Cleveland County, Oklahoma|Cleveland]] • [[Sunshinereview:Coal County, Oklahoma|Coal]] • [[Sunshinereview:Comanche County, Oklahoma|Comanche]] • [[Sunshinereview:Cotton County, Oklahoma|Cotton]] • [[Sunshinereview:Craig County, Oklahoma|Craig]] • [[Sunshinereview:Creek County, Oklahoma|Creek]] • [[Sunshinereview:Custer County, Oklahoma|Custer]] • [[Sunshinereview:Delaware County, Oklahoma|Delaware]] • [[Sunshinereview:Dewey County, Oklahoma|Dewey]] • [[Sunshinereview:Ellis County, Oklahoma|Ellis]] • [[Sunshinereview:Garfield County, Oklahoma|Garfield]] • [[Sunshinereview:Garvin County, Oklahoma|Garvin]] • [[Sunshinereview:Grady County, Oklahoma|Grady]] • [[Sunshinereview:Grant County, Oklahoma|Grant]] • [[Sunshinereview:Greer County, Oklahoma|Greer]] • [[Sunshinereview:Harmon County, Oklahoma|Harmon]] • [[Sunshinereview:Harper County, Oklahoma|Harper]] • [[Sunshinereview:Haskell County, Oklahoma|Haskell]] • [[Sunshinereview:Hughes County, Oklahoma|Hughes]] • [[Sunshinereview:Jackson County, Oklahoma|Jackson]] • [[Sunshinereview:Jefferson County, Oklahoma|Jefferson]] • [[Sunshinereview:Johnston County, Oklahoma|Johnston]] • [[Sunshinereview:Kay County, Oklahoma|Kay]] • [[Sunshinereview:Kingfisher County, Oklahoma|Kingfisher]] • [[Sunshinereview:Kiowa County, Oklahoma|Kiowa]] • [[Sunshinereview:Latimer County, Oklahoma|Latimer]] • [[Sunshinereview:Le Flore County, Oklahoma|Le Flore]] • [[Sunshinereview:Lincoln County, Oklahoma|Lincoln]] • [[Sunshinereview:Logan County, Oklahoma|Logan]] • [[Sunshinereview:Love County, Oklahoma|Love]] • [[Sunshinereview:Major County, Oklahoma|Major]] • [[Sunshinereview:Marshall County, Oklahoma|Marshall]] • [[Sunshinereview:Mayes County, Oklahoma|Mayes]] • [[Sunshinereview:McClain County, Oklahoma|McClain]] • [[Sunshinereview:McCurtain County, Oklahoma|McCurtain]] • [[Sunshinereview:McIntosh County, Oklahoma|McIntosh]] • [[Sunshinereview:Murray County, Oklahoma|Murray]] • [[Sunshinereview:Muskogee County, Oklahoma|Muskogee]] • [[Sunshinereview:Noble County, Oklahoma|Noble]] • [[Sunshinereview:Nowata County, Oklahoma|Nowata]] • [[Sunshinereview:Okfuskee County, Oklahoma|Okfuskee]] • [[Sunshinereview:Oklahoma County, Oklahoma|Oklahoma]] • [[Sunshinereview:Okmulgee County, Oklahoma|Okmulgee]] • [[Sunshinereview:Osage County, Oklahoma|Osage]]  • [[Sunshinereview:Ottawa County, Oklahoma|Ottawa]] • [[Sunshinereview:Pawnee County, Oklahoma|Pawnee]] • [[Sunshinereview:Payne County, Oklahoma|Payne]] • [[Sunshinereview:Pittsburg County, Oklahoma|Pittsburg]] • [[Sunshinereview:Pontotoc County, Oklahoma|Pontotoc]] • [[Sunshinereview:Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma|Pottawatomie]] • [[Sunshinereview:Pushmataha County, Oklahoma|Pushmataha]] • [[Sunshinereview:Roger Mills County, Oklahoma|Roger Mills]] • [[Sunshinereview:Rogers County, Oklahoma|Rogers]] • [[Sunshinereview:Seminole County, Oklahoma|Seminole]] • [[Sunshinereview:Sequoyah County, Oklahoma|Sequoyah]] • [[Sunshinereview:Stephens County, Oklahoma|Stephens]] • [[Sunshinereview:Texas County, Oklahoma|Texas]] • [[Sunshinereview:Tillman County, Oklahoma|Tillman]] • [[Sunshinereview:Tulsa County, Oklahoma|Tulsa]] • [[Sunshinereview:Wagoner County, Oklahoma|Wagoner]] • [[Sunshinereview:Washington County, Oklahoma|Washington]] • [[Sunshinereview:Washita County, Oklahoma|Washita]] • [[Sunshinereview:Woods County, Oklahoma|Woods]] • [[Sunshinereview:Woodward County, Oklahoma|Woodward]] • '''[[Sunshinereview: Oklahoma counties|All Oklahoma counties...]]'''
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* [[List of Oklahoma ballot measures|Oklahoma ballot measures]]
* [[About Oklahoma]]
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* [[Oklahoma 2008 local ballot measures|Local ballot measures]]
* [http://www.ok.gov/ Oklahoma's Official website]
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* [[Oklahoma school district bond issues|School district bond issues]]
* [http://www.sos.state.ok.us/ Secretary of State's web site]
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* [[Oklahoma vote fraud|Vote fraud]]
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* [[Brad Henry|Governor Brad Henry]]
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Oklahoma Senate Joint Resolution 13

February 18, 2009: Oklahoma Senate Joint Resolution 13, proposed by Oklahoma state senator Randy Brogdon, would amend the Oklahoma Constitution to lower the percentage of signatures required in Oklahoma from 15% for a constitutional amendment and 10% for a statutory change to 10% and 8% respectively. If the legislature passes SJR 13, it will be referred to the 2010 ballot in Oklahoma.

...more Oklahoma ballot news

Oklahoma Government

Government of Oklahoma
Oklahoma ConstitutionSupreme CourtHouse of Representatives SenateGovernorLieutenant GovernorAttorney GeneralSecretary of State

Oklahoma Counties
AdairAlfalfaAtokaBeaverBeckhamBlaineBryanCaddoCanadianCarterCherokeeChoctawCimarronClevelandCoalComancheCottonCraigCreekCusterDelawareDeweyEllisGarfieldGarvinGradyGrantGreerHarmonHarperHaskellHughesJacksonJeffersonJohnstonKayKingfisherKiowaLatimerLe FloreLincolnLoganLoveMajorMarshallMayesMcClainMcCurtainMcIntoshMurrayMuskogeeNobleNowataOkfuskeeOklahomaOkmulgeeOsageOttawaPawneePaynePittsburgPontotocPottawatomiePushmatahaRoger MillsRogersSeminoleSequoyahStephensTexasTillmanTulsaWagonerWashingtonWashitaWoodsWoodwardAll Oklahoma counties...


Ballots and elections

Laws and history

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Oklahomans can vote on...

Statutes from citizens
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Vetoing legislation by referendum
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