Oklahoma has its statewide primary election on Tuesday, June 26. Here you’ll find resources for voters, a quick overview of politics in the state, plus a few key races with the names and websites for Democratic candidates. Use this information to make your own voting plan and/or share with friends in the state!
Oklahoma Voter Resources
Confirm your voter registration: https://iwillvote.com/
Info for overseas/military voters here
Early voting: June 21 – 23
Absentee voting info here
Find your polling place here
Check ID requirements here
Oklahoma Politics Quick Facts
– No Senators are up for re-election in 2018
– All 5 House Representatives are up for re-election
– Voted +36 for Trump in 2016
– Special elections held in July 2017 saw two state legislature seats flip to the Democrats
– Current partisan breakdown of the state legislature:
State Senate 39 (R) – 8 (D) plus one vacant seat
State House 73 (R) – 28 (D)
The sitting governor, Mary Fallin (R), cannot seek re-election due to term limits. The Democratic candidates are:
Drew Edmondson – website
Constance Johnson – website
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 1
District 1 is an open seat, i.e. there is no incumbent running. The former Rep, Jim Bridenstine, ran unopposed the last two elections. This year, 5 Democrats are running in the primary:
Amanda Douglas – website
Gwendolyn Fields – website
Tim Gilpin – website
David Matthew Hullum – no website
Mark Keeter – no website
24 of the 48 seats in the Senate are up for re-election this year. A list of the districts with re-elections and the candidates running for those seats can be found here.
All 101 seats in the House are up for re-election this year. A list of the candidates running for the House can be found here.
NOTE: If you’re unsure which state district you’re in, type in your address at Open States to get that info.
A Final Note
For a more complete list of state races in the primary, visit Ballotpedia: Oklahoma Elections 2018. You can enter your address at 411Vote to see a sample ballot. To learn about events featuring candidates running for office, connect with your local chapter of the Oklahoma Democrats.
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