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2008 Key Questions for Key States

Oklahoma

The complete research by Election Law @ Moritz for Oklahoma can be found below.

Institutional Arrangements

State Chief Election Authorities

Bipartisan appointed board

Chief election authority: State Election Board. Const. Art. III, § 2.

Method of selection: The governor appoints two members from the leading political party and one member from the second leading party. Okla Stat. Tit. 26, § 2-101.

Current officer: N/A (Last updated 1/1/08)

State High Court Composition

D leaning/appointed

Method of selection: Gubernatorial appointment with a subsequent retention election. Const. Art. VIIB, §§ 2, 4.

Justices: John F. Reif (appointed by D), Steven W. Taylor (appointed by D), Marian P. Opala (appointed by D), Yvonne Kauger (appointed by D), James Winchester (appointed by R), Tom Colbert (appointed by D), James E. Edmondson (D), Rudolph Hargrave (appointed D), Joseph M. Watt (appointed by D) (Last updated 12/22/07)

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Voter Registration

EL@M did not research this topic for Oklahoma

Challenges

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Provisional Ballots

EL@M did not research this topic for Oklahoma

Early and Absentee Voting

EL@M did not research this topic for Oklahoma

Voting Technology

EL@M did not research this topic for Oklahoma

Polling Place Operations

Polling place closing times - local times

7:00 PM local time

Polling place closing times - by Eastern time zone

9:00 PM Eastern time

Ballot Security

EL@M did not research this topic for Oklahoma

Emergency Preparedness

EL@M did not research this topic for Oklahoma

Post-Election Processes

What Court Would Hear a Presidential Contest?

Other

Oklahoma law authorizes election contests generally. 26 Okl.St.Ann. § 8-109. Oklahoma election contests are heard by a district judge or other judge selected by the supreme court. Ok. Stat. § 8-118. Oklahoma judges are elected. Okl. Const. Art. VII, §§ 3, 9. 

Who Performs Presidential recounts?

Bipartisan

Recounts are conducted by county election boards together with the local district judge. 26 OSA 9-112. The boards consist of one individual from each of the two major political parties. 26 OSA 9-211. These individuals are nominated by the political parties and appointed by the State Elections Board. Id. A third individual, the board secretary, is appointed by the SEB without nomination. 26 OSA 2-111.1. District judges are elected in non-partisan elections. Okla. Const. Art. VII, s 9. Candidates may appoint agents to observe recount proceedings in each county. 26 OSA 8-113.