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{{Neutral vote}} During the shutdown in October 2013, the [[United States Senate|Senate]] rejected, down party lines, every House-originated bill that stripped the budget of funding for the Affordable Care Act. A deal was reached late on October 16, 2013, just hours before the debt ceiling deadline. The bill to reopen the government, H.R. 2775, lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The final vote on H.R. 2775 was 81-18, with all 18 votes against the bill from [[Republican]] members. [[Jim Inhofe]] was the only senator who did not vote on the bill.<ref>[http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00219#top ''Senate.gov,'' "H.R. 2775 As Amended," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
 
{{Neutral vote}} During the shutdown in October 2013, the [[United States Senate|Senate]] rejected, down party lines, every House-originated bill that stripped the budget of funding for the Affordable Care Act. A deal was reached late on October 16, 2013, just hours before the debt ceiling deadline. The bill to reopen the government, H.R. 2775, lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The final vote on H.R. 2775 was 81-18, with all 18 votes against the bill from [[Republican]] members. [[Jim Inhofe]] was the only senator who did not vote on the bill.<ref>[http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00219#top ''Senate.gov,'' "H.R. 2775 As Amended," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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'''Oklahoma''' will hold a [[United States Congress special elections, 2014|special election]] for the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] in 2014. The general election date will be on November 4, 2014, where a six-year term will also be up for election for the seat currently held by [[Jim Inhofe]] (R).<ref name="date">[http://atr.rollcall.com/oklahoma-gov-sets-dates-for-election-to-replace-coburn/ ''Roll Call,'' "Special Election Dates Set to Replace Coburn," accessed January 18, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://kfor.com/2014/01/17/oklahoma-will-hold-special-election-to-fill-coburns-u-s-senate-seat-after-retirement/ ''Kfor.com,'' "Oklahoma will hold special election to fill Coburn’s U.S. Senate seat after retirement," accessed January 18, 2014]</ref>
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The special election will be held to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of [[United States Senate|Sen.]] [[Tom Coburn]] (R).<ref name="date"/><ref>[http://www.thecitywire.com/node/31319#.UtrQAPvnZdg ''The City Wire,'' "Oklahoma Sen. Coburn announces resignation, special election set," accessed January 18, 2014]</ref>
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In November 2013, [[Tom Coburn|Coburn's]] office announced that he had been diagnosed with a recurrence of prostate cancer and was undergoing treatment.<ref name=cancer>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/11/05/coburn-diagnosed-with-prostate-cancer/?wprss=rss_politics&clsrd ''The Washington Post'', "Coburn diagnosed with prostate cancer," accessed November 8, 2013]</ref>  Coburn will be retiring at the end of 2014, two years before his term ends.  The [[Governor of Oklahoma|governor]] is not allowed to appoint a replacement, requiring a special election.<ref>[http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/195763-coburn-will-retire-at-end-of-2014 ''The Hill'', "Okla. Sen. Coburn to retire at end of 2014", accessed January 17, 2014]</ref> Coburn plans to stay until the session ends and his successor is sworn in with the rest of the new members.<ref>[http://newsok.com/oklahoma-gov.-mary-fallin-sets-special-election-to-replace-sen.-tom-coburn/article/3924974 ''News OK.com,'' "Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin sets special election to replace Sen. Tom Coburn," accessed January 18, 2014]</ref>
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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 will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

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) Unscheduled electiond
Local ballot measures Unscheduled electiond
School boards 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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1.1 Regularly scheduled elections
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U.S. Senate elections in Oklahoma

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

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

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Regularly scheduled elections


Voters in Oklahoma will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.

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

Primary: Oklahoma has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Oklahoma elections, 2014

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

Candidates


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Issues


Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Jim Inhofe
Neutral/Abstain During the shutdown in October 2013, the Senate rejected, down party lines, every House-originated bill that stripped the budget of funding for the Affordable Care Act. A deal was reached late on October 16, 2013, just hours before the debt ceiling deadline. The bill to reopen the government, H.R. 2775, lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[1] The final vote on H.R. 2775 was 81-18, with all 18 votes against the bill from Republican members. Jim Inhofe was the only senator who did not vote on the bill.[2]

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Special elections by date


November 4, 2014

Oklahoma will hold a special election for the U.S. Senate in 2014. The general election date will be on November 4, 2014, where a six-year term will also be up for election for the seat currently held by Jim Inhofe (R).[3][4]

The special election will be held to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Sen. Tom Coburn (R).[3][5]

In November 2013, Coburn's office announced that he had been diagnosed with a recurrence of prostate cancer and was undergoing treatment.[6] Coburn will be retiring at the end of 2014, two years before his term ends. The governor is not allowed to appoint a replacement, requiring a special election.[7] Coburn plans to stay until the session ends and his successor is sworn in with the rest of the new members.[8]

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

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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 will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect 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 has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Oklahoma elections, 2014

Incumbent: N/A

Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds 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 are:

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


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

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.[9]


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.[9]


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 are up for election in 2014 in the state of Oklahoma.

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Oklahoma:

List of candidates by office

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Governor


Republican Party Mary Fallin - Incumbent[16][17]Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Joe Dorman - State representative[18]
Independent Richard Prawdzienski - Former chair of the Oklahoma Libertarian Party[19]
Independent Kimberly Willis[20]

Lost in primary

Republican Party Chad Moody[20]
Republican Party Dax Ewbank[20]

Removed from ballot

Independent Joe Sills[20][21]

Withdrawn

Republican Party Randy Brogdon - Former state senator[22][23]
Democratic Party RJ Harris - Businessman, 2012 Independent candidate for Congress[24][25]

Lieutenant Governor


Republican Party Todd Lamb - Incumbent[26]Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Cathy Cummings[27]

Attorney General


Republican Party Scott Pruitt - Incumbent[28]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[20] Republican Party Ken Miller Republican Party Ken Miller No
State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones
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2011 Yes[20] Republican Party Gary Jones Republican Party Gary Jones No
Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi
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2011 Defeated in primary[29] Republican Party Joy Hofmeister
Democratic Party John Cox
Republican Party Joy Hofmeister No
Commissioner of Insurance John Doak
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2007 Yes[30] Republican Party John Doak Republican Party John Doak No
Commissioner of Labor Mark Costello
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2011 Yes[20] Republican Party Mark Costello
Democratic Party Mike Workman
Republican Party Mark Costello No
Corporation Commission Patrice Douglas
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2011 No[31] 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 holds 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

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

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 holds 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

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

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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School board elections in Oklahoma

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

A total of 12 Oklahoma school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014. These districts feature 14 seats up for election. Each district has scheduled elections on February 11, 2014. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the districts listed below serve 243,901 K-12 students.[32]

Elections by date


Note: Last updated January 1, 2014

A total of 666 school districts are holding elections for 2,141 seats in 2014. This list breaks down the Oklahoma school board elections in chronological order:

February 11, 2014

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Voting in Oklahoma

See also: Voting in Oklahoma
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Important voting information

  • Oklahoma uses a closed primary system, meaning voters must register with a party to be able to vote in their primary election.
  • As of March 2015, Oklahoma is one of 30 states that have not implemented full 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.[33] 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.[34]

See also

References

  1. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  2. Senate.gov, "H.R. 2775 As Amended," accessed October 31, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 Roll Call, "Special Election Dates Set to Replace Coburn," accessed January 18, 2014
  4. Kfor.com, "Oklahoma will hold special election to fill Coburn’s U.S. Senate seat after retirement," accessed January 18, 2014
  5. The City Wire, "Oklahoma Sen. Coburn announces resignation, special election set," accessed January 18, 2014
  6. The Washington Post, "Coburn diagnosed with prostate cancer," accessed November 8, 2013
  7. The Hill, "Okla. Sen. Coburn to retire at end of 2014", accessed January 17, 2014
  8. News OK.com, "Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin sets special election to replace Sen. Tom Coburn," accessed January 18, 2014
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 Associated Press, "Oklahoma - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 24, 2014
  10. 10.00 10.01 10.02 10.03 10.04 10.05 10.06 10.07 10.08 10.09 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21 Ok.gov, "Candidates for Federal, State and Legislative Offices," accessed June 13, 2014
  11. 11.0 11.1 Associated Press, "Oklahoma - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 26, 2014
  12. News 9, "OK Corporation Commission Chairman To Enter US House Race," accessed January 23, 2014
  13. Harvey Sparks for Congress, "Home," accessed March 19, 2014
  14. Steve Russell for Congress, "Home," accessed May 5, 2014
  15. Campaign website, "Home," accessed February 20, 2014
  16. Oklahomans for Ballot Access Reform, "Governor Mary Fallin Has Made Moves Toward A Re-election Bid; Who Will Oppose Her?," July 10, 2013
  17. Tulsa World, "Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin kicks off re-election campaign," October 18, 2013
  18. KFOR, "Rep. Joe Dorman to explore run for governor," December 17, 2013
  19. Oklahomans For Ballot Access Reform, "Richard Prawdzienski Announces Independent Bid For Governor’s Seat," February 25, 2014
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 Oklahoma State Election Board, "Candidates for Federal, State, Legislative and Judicial Offices," April 14, 2014
  21. KJRH Tulsa, "Guilty plea disqualifies independent candidate Joe Sills from Oklahoma governor race," April 21, 2014
  22. Tulsa World, "Randy Brogdon to make another run for governor," December 30, 2013
  23. NewsOK, "Randy Brogdon dissolves Oklahoma gubernatorial race corporation," February 20, 2014
  24. RJ Harris, "RJ Harris for Oklahoma Governor," August 8, 2013
  25. NewsOK, "R.J. Harris, Democratic candidate for Oklahoma governor, drops out of race," January 23, 2014
  26. The Oklahoman, "Slow election year shaping up for 2014 in Oklahoma," August 8, 2013
  27. DemoOkie, "Cathy Cummings to run for Lieutenant Governor with a video," December 2, 2012
  28. Tulsa World, "Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to seek re-election," July 29, 2013 (dead link)
  29. Janet Barresi, "Campaign website," accessed January 16, 2013
  30. NewsOK, "Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak seeks re-election," November 7, 2013
  31. News9, "OK Corporation Commission Chairman To Enter US House Race," January 23, 2014
  32. National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Second Information System," Accessed December 30, 2013
  33. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Early Voting," accessed December 16, 2013
  34. Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014