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Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm Oklahoma
Governor:1(Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2000 Census:3,458,819 (1.23% of 281,998,273)
2004, 2008 Electors:7(1.30% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:5(1.15% of 435)
2010 Census:3,764,882 (1.22% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electors:7(1.30% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:5(1.15% of 435)
Capital:Oklahoma City
 

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Official Name/Status   All States
 The STATE of Oklahoma
 Status: STATE of the Union
 Organized as a Territory: 2 May 1890. 26 Stat. 81: previously, part of Indian Territory (Indian Territory itself had been organized by Act of Congress [4 Stat. 729] on 30 June 1834 from what had been the unorganized western portion of Arkansas Territory)
 Admitted to the Union as a State: 16 November 1907 upon Proclamation by President Theodore Roosevelt (35 Stat. 2160)
  The 46th state.

Traditional Sections and Regions   All States
 Section: SOUTH
 Region: Upper ["Border"] South
 Survey: Public Domain

Constitutions   All States     Links to State Constitutions
 Enabling Act (of the Congress of the United States): 16 June 1906 [34 Stat. 267: authorizing the formation of a State government with Admission thereafter (under the terms of this statute, the State of Oklahoma was to be created by a merger of the then-existing incorporated Oklahoma Territory with the then-also existing unincorporated Indian Territory)]
 
1st (1907-) [Adopted: 16 July 1907 Convention convened, 20 November 1906, Ratified: 17 September 1907 effective upon Admission, 16 November 1907]


Executive Branch   All States
 
Chief Executive
  GOVERNOR
Successor to a Vacancy
  Lieutenant Governor [elected separately from GOVERNOR]
 
 
Major Executive Officers Elected Statewide   All States   2017 Office holders
  Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
  Lieutenant Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018
  Attorney General: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018
  Treasurer: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018
  Auditor and Inspector: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018
  Commissioner of Labor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018
  Insurance Commissioner: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018
  Superintendent of Public Instruction: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018
  Corporation Commissioner 1: 6 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2022
  Corporation Commissioner 2: 6 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2018
  Corporation Commissioner 3: 6 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2020

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Legislature
  LEGISLATURE
 
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Court of Last Resort
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Intermediate Appellate Court
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Local Government
 
   
PRIMARY CIVIL DIVISION  All States
  County [Type: Strong, Executive and Legislative: BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS]
 MINOR CIVIL DIVISION  All States
   township [Type: Vestigial, Executive and Legislative: no associated governmental structure]
 
Incorporated Municipalities  All States
   

Statutory Election Information   All States
 
General Election   All States
  Tuesday next after 1st Monday in November of even-numbered years
[OK Statutes 26-1-101]
Presidential Primary   All States
  (--2003) 2d Tuesday in March of Presidential Election years
[OK Statutes 26-20-101]
  (2003-2011) A. A Presidential Preferential Primary for recognized political parties shall be held on the first Tuesday in February in each of the years in which the President and Vice President of the United States are to be elected. B. If one or more states having a mutual boundary with this state establish a single date for a regional primary, the State Election Board is authorized to change the date of the Oklahoma primary to the date established for the regional primary
[OK Statutes 26-20-101]
  (2012--) A. A Presidential Preferential Primary ... shall be held on the first Tuesday in March in each of the years in which the President and Vice President of the United States are to be elected.
B. If one or more states having a mutual boundary with this state establish a single date for a regional primary, the State Election Board is authorized to change the date of the Oklahoma primary to the date established for the regional primary, as long as the date is not before the first Tuesday in March. [OK Statutes 26-20-101]
State Primary   All States
  (--2003) 4th Tuesday in August of even-numbered years
[OK Statutes 26-1-102]
(if no candidate receives a majority of the vote in the State Primary:
Runoff-- 3d Tuesday in September following State Primary
[OK Statutes 26-1-103])
  (2007-2011) A Primary Election shall be held on the last Tuesday in July of each even-numbered year... [OK Statutes 26-1-102]
If ... no candidate ... receives a majority ... the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes ... shall be placed on the ... ballot ... at a Runoff Primary Election to be held on the fourth Tuesday of August ... [OK Statutes 26-1-103])
  (2011--) A Primary Election shall be held on the last Tuesday in June of each even-numbered year... [OK Statutes 26-1-102]
If ... no candidate ... receives a majority ... the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes ... shall be placed on the ... ballot ... at a Runoff Primary Election to be held on the fourth Tuesday of August ... [OK Statutes 26-1-103])
Polling times   All States
  Polls open: 7 AM local time
Polls close: 7 PM local time
(OK Statutes 26-7-104[A])


Links  Links to other web sites
 
Constitution    All States
  http://oklegal.onenet.net/okcon/index.html
Election Authority
  Oklahoma State Election Board
Legislature    All States
  Oklahoma Legislature
  Oklahoma State House of Representatives
  Oklahoma State Senate
Democratic
  Oklahoma Democratic Party
  Oklahoma Senate Democrats
Republican
  Oklahoma Republican Party
Third Party
  Green Party of Oklahoma
  Justice Party of Oklahoma
  Oklahoma Libertarian Party
  Oklahomans for Life
  The Unity Party of Oklahoma
  Veterans Party of Oklahoma
Media & others
  Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise
  Claremore Daily Progress
  Hugo Daily News
  KOCO TV - ABC - Oklahoma City
  KOTV TV - CBS - Tulsa
  KRMG AM - Tulsa
  KSWO TV - ABC - Lawton
  McAlester News Capital & Democrat
  Native American Times - Tulsa
  NewsLink.org - Oklahoma Newspapers
  OBAR: Oklahomans for Ballot Access Reform
  Oologah Lake Leader
  Politics1.com - Oklahoma
  Stillwater NewsPress
  The Cushing Citizen - Cushing
  The Daily Ardmoreite - Ardmore
  The Edmond Sun
  The Frontier
  The McCarville Report
  The Miami News-Record
  The Norman Transcript
  The Oklahoma Constitution
  The Oklahoman - NewsOK.com - Oklahoma City
  The Ponca City News
  The Shawnee News-Star
  The Weatherford Daily News
  Tulsa Beacon
  Tulsa World
 
 


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