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{{Oklahoma SEO infobox}}{{tnr}}The '''Secretary of State for [[Oklahoma]]''' is the chief clerical officer for the state of [[Oklahoma]] and the only appointed core member of the executive branch of the Oklahoma state government.  
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{{Oklahoma SEO infobox}}{{tnr}}The '''Oklahoma Secretary of State''' is an appointed position in the [[Oklahoma]] state government. the chief clerical officer for the state of [[Oklahoma]].
  
 
==Current officeholder==
 
==Current officeholder==
 
The current officeholder is [[Glenn Coffee]].
 
The current officeholder is [[Glenn Coffee]].
  
==Term of office==
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==Authority==
:: ''See also: [[States with gubernatorial term limits]], [[State legislatures with term limits]]''
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The Office of Secretary of State is a position that is filled via appointment by the [[Governor of Oklahoma|governor]] with the consent of the [[Oklahoma State Senate|state senate]]. The secretary serves a term of four years in length concurrent with that of the [[Governor of Oklahoma|governor]]. <small>'''([[Article VI, Oklahoma Constitution#Section 1|Oklahoma Constitution, Article VI § 1]])'''</small>
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==Qualifications==
 
==Qualifications==
Here is a list of the standard qualifications necessary under [[Oklahoma]] State Law in order to be considered for the Office of Secretary of State:
 
*No person shall be eligible to the office of [[Governor of Oklahoma|Governor]], [[Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma|Lieutenant Governor]], Secretary of State, State Auditor and Inspector, [[Oklahoma Attorney General|Attorney General]], State Treasurer or Superintendent of Public Instruction except:
 
:*a citizen of the United States
 
:*of the age of not less than thirty-one (31) years
 
:*who shall have been ten (10) years next preceding his or her election, or appointment, a qualified elector of this state <small>'''([[Article VI, Oklahoma Constitution#Section 3|Oklahoma Constitution, Article VI § 3]])'''</small>
 
  
==Role in the initiative process==
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===Appointments==
The secretary of state is the office where proponents of statewide [[initiative]] and [[referendum]] measures file the wording of proposed initiatives.
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In Oklahoma, the secretary of state is a position that is filled via appointment by the [[Governor of Oklahoma|governor]] with the consent of the [[Oklahoma State Senate|state senate]]. According to [[Article VI, Oklahoma Constitution#Section 1|Article 6, Section 1]] of the [[Oklahoma Constitution]], the secretary serves a term of four years in length concurrent with that of the [[Governor of Oklahoma|governor]].
  
After circulation of the petition, the [[Oklahoma signature requirements|signatures]] are turned into the secretary of state, where they are counted and bound into signature pamphlets.
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==Vacancies==
  
The secretary of state's office, through the counting process, determines if the number of signatures is sufficient.  If it so determines, the question is placed on the ballot for a vote of the people.
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==Duties==
  
The secretary of state's office also provides a checklist of items, or a brief, about the state's [[Oklahoma Initiative and Referendum Law|initiative process]].
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==Divisions==
  
==Challenges to signature counts==
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==Compensation==
Proponents of Oklahoma ballot measures have legally challenged the secretary of state's count.  In 1972, in , the [[Oklahoma Supreme Court]] determined that the secretary of state had erroneously disqualified a measure from the ballot by ruling as invalid signatures that should have been counted as [[valid signatures]].
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==Contact Information==
 
==Contact Information==
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==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[M. Susan Savage|M. Susan Savage, Oklahoma Secretary of State]]
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*[[Glenn Coffee|Glenn Coffee, Oklahoma Secretary of State]]
 
*[[Governor of Oklahoma]]
 
*[[Governor of Oklahoma]]
 
*[[Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma]]
 
*[[Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma]]
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.sos.state.ok.us/ ''Office of the Oklahoma Secretary of State]
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*[http://www.sos.state.ok.us/exec_legis/brief_of_petition_process.htm ''Brief of Petition Process from Secretary of State'']
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*[http://www.sos.state.ok.us/ Office of the Oklahoma Secretary of State]
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretary_of_State_of_Oklahoma ''Wikipedia'', Oklahoma Secretary of State]
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<small>Portions of this article were adapted from [http://www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia].</small>
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==References==
 
==References==

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The Oklahoma Secretary of State is an appointed position in the Oklahoma state government. the chief clerical officer for the state of Oklahoma.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Glenn Coffee.

Authority

Qualifications

=Appointments

In Oklahoma, the secretary of state is a position that is filled via appointment by the governor with the consent of the state senate. According to Article 6, Section 1 of the Oklahoma Constitution, the secretary serves a term of four years in length concurrent with that of the governor.

Vacancies

Duties

Divisions

Compensation

Contact Information

Oklahoma

Capitol Address:
2300 North Lincoln Boulevard
Suite 101
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Phone: (405) 521-3911
Fax: (405) 521-3771
E-mail: Susan.savage@sos.state.ok.us

See also

External links

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