Oklahoma elections: 11 things to know before you vote
Tuesday's arrived, which means voting day is here. Before you head to the polls, here are 11 things you should know about before placing your vote.
Political observers will have their eye on the 10 House races that feature a sitting member of the Legislature running to keep their Capitol office. That includes state Reps. Travis Dunlap of Bartlesville; George Faught, Muskogee; Bobby Cleveland, Slaughterville; Mark Lawson, Sapulpa; Sean Roberts, Hominy; John Pfeiffer, Orlando; Jeff Coody, Grandfield; Jadine Nollan, Sand Springs; Mike Ritze, Broken Arrow; and Tess Teague, R-Choctaw.
Both Republican and Democrat voters are being asked to choose between experience and change when they go to the polls Tuesday to select nominees for a November election to fill a seat on the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy and veteran Republican Party strategist Matt Pinnell have crisscrossed the state for the past year trying to give shape to a job that has few defined duties.
A Republican candidate for Oklahoma Labor Commissioner should emerge following Tuesday's runoff election.
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On Friday, just a few days before Tuesday's runoff, both Hofmeister, 53, and Murphy, 66, appeared in two debates, each selling their credentials to lead a public school system that has been squeezed by a decade of funding cuts and rocked by a two-week teacher walkout in April.
The runoff winner will face Libertarian candidate John Yeutter of Tahlequah in the November general election.
For one of the men, the campaign trail ends Tuesday in what already has become the most expensive AG race in state history. The winner of the runoff election faces Democrat Mark Myles in November.
Despite their efforts in the last two weeks to diminish each other with negative ads, Mick Cornett and Kevin Stitt stand as Oklahoma success stories.
After more than a year of campaigning, Horn and Guild will compete Tuesday to determine which of the two will face off against Republican Rep. Steve Russell in November across the 5th District, which includes most of Oklahoma County and all of Seminole and Pottawatomie counties.
Runoff candidates are commonly asked by voters to talk about education, taxes, public safety and a host of other local issues.