Posts Tagged:elections

Measure to reschedule school board elections moves ahead

A bill set to adjust the timeframe of school board elections for districts across Oklahoma has passed through a House committee, as Republicans emphasized a potential for higher voter turnout and Democrats voiced opposition to partisan politics. Senate Bill 962 would move school board primary elections to September in odd-numbered years and August in even-numbered years. General elections would take…Read More

Oklahoma County Commissioner Kevin Calvey Announces Run For DA

Oklahoma County Commissioner Kevin Calvey said Monday he is running for district attorney and, if elected, will drop “bogus” criminal cases against police officers involved in fatal incidents. Calvey, 55, is the fourth Republican to announce for the 2022 race. In his announcement, he directly criticized District Attorney David Prater, who is retiring. “Unlike our current…Read More

Opinion: Should Oklahoma Kill the Primary Runoff?

August will be a pivotal month for Oklahoma politics, with likely a record number of candidates facing off in runoff primary elections. Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians will decide their nominees on Aug. 28 in nine statewide races and more than two dozen legislative and congressional contests. But if the past is any indication, far fewer…Read More

Recreational Marijuana Unlikely to Make Nov. Ballot

It is highly unlikely that two additional marijuana state questions will make the Nov. 6 general election ballot, Oklahoma Secretary of State James Williamson said Monday. State law allows for a protest to be filed with the Oklahoma Supreme Court, and “if a protest is filed, it is virtually impossible,” he said. State Question 796…Read More