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Election Dates – 2016

According to oklahomaconstitution.com …

The first contest in this election cycle will be the Primary which is the last Tuesday in June, which is June 28 this year.

Early voting will be June 23-25.

The deadline to register to vote in time to participate in the Primary is June 3. The Primary Election will include those races where there are two or more candidates of the same political party running for the same office.

In addition to Republican and Democrat Primary Elections, the Libertarian Party is again an officially recognized party and will have a Primary Election for some offices.

Republicans have a closed primary, where only Republicans can vote to select the nominee of their party for an office.

Both the Democrats and Libertarians have decided to allow those registered as Independent, which means not a member of a recognized party, to participate in their Primary Elections.

For those seats in which no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote, the Runoff Primary Election will be held on the last Tuesday of August. The date for 2016 will be August 23.

The General Election will be November 8.

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2016 Candidate Filing Packet

Are you thinking of running for elected office in Oklahoma?

Download the Oklahoma 2016 Filing Packet by the State Election Board – for use by candidates for federal, state, legislative and county offices.

Filing period is April 13-15, 2016.

Where to File

State Election Board — Candidates for United States Senator, United States Representative, Corporation Commissioner, State Senator, and State Representative file Declarations of Candidacy with the Secretary of the State Election Board, State Capitol Building, Oklahoma City.

County Election Board — Candidates for Court Clerk, County Sheriff, County Clerk, and County Commissioner file Declarations of Candidacy with the Secretary of the County Election Board in the county in which candidates seek election.

Filing Fee or Petition State Election Board — For candidates filing with the Secretary of the State Election Board, a cashier’s check or certified check made payable to the Secretary of the State Election Board shall accompany the Declaration of Candidacy. Cash cannot be accepted. The non-refundable filing fees for offices filed with the Secretary of the State Election Board are as follows:

  • United States Senator: $1,000.00
  • United States Representative: $750.00
  • Corporation Commissioner: $500.00
  • State Senator: $200.00
  • State Representative: $200.00

County Election Board — For candidates filing with the Secretary of the County Election Board, a cashier’s check or certified check made payable to the Secretary of the County Election Board shall accompany the Declaration of Candidacy. Cash cannot be accepted. The non-refundable filing fees for offices filed with the Secretary of the County Election Board are as follows:

  • Court Clerk: $200.00
  • County Sheriff: $200.00
  • County Clerk:$200.00
  • County Commissioner $200.00

Petition — In lieu of a fee, a petition supporting the candidacy that is signed by four percent (4%) of the registered voters eligible to vote for the candidate in the first election wherein the candidate’s name could appear on the ballot may be submitted with a Declaration of Candidacy.

PRIMARY ELECTION
Tuesday, June 28
RUNOFF PRIMARY ELECTION
Tuesday, August 23
GENERAL ELECTION
Tuesday, November 8
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