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The State of Oklahoma will hold a General Election on November 8, 2016, for the purpose of electing the President of the United States, a United States Senator for a six-year term, four United States Representatives, State Senators, State Representatives and county officers in most of Oklahoma’s 77 counties.
Voters also will consider retention of three Justices of the Oklahoma Supreme Court, two Judges of the Court of Criminal Appeals, and four Judges of the Court of Civil Appeals.
A complete final list of all offices and candidates to appear on the ballot for the General Election will be available following certification of the final election results of the following Democratic and Republican Runoff Primary Elections held on August 23, 2016.
The State Election Board will certify the final results of these Runoff Primaries on Tuesday, August 30, at 5 p.m. The list of offices and candidates on the November 8, 2016, General Election ballot on will be available after that date. Candidates unopposed at the General Election are deemed elected and will not appear on the ballot on November 8.
Several State Questions will appear on the General Election ballot. Currently, the State Election Board has received resolutions from the Governor placing two questions on the ballot, but several more are in process and may be approved and ordered on the ballot by the Governor on or before Friday, August 26. Text of State Questions can be found on the Secretary of State’s website: https://www.sos.ok.gov/gov/proposed_questions.aspx
Registered voters may use the Oklahoma Online Voter Tool to determine their correct district information or they may contact the County Election Board in their county of residence for this information. County Election Board addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses are available here.
Uniformed services and overseas voters who have already applied for absentee ballots and who received a ballot for the Primary Election in June and/or for the Runoff Primary Election in August also will receive an absentee ballot for the General Election. Uniformed services and overseas voters who have not previously applied for absentee ballots but who want to receive absentee ballots for the General Election must submit a Federal Post Card Application form to the County Election Board in the county of their voting residence no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 2, 2016. The Federal Post Card Application form and instructions for submitting it in Oklahoma may be found here: http://www.fvap.gov/oklahoma
Absentee ballots will be mailed to uniformed services and overseas voters with applications on file by the close of business on Friday, September 23, 2016. Absentee ballots also will be made available for online delivery through the Oklahoma Military and Overseas Ballots Online system by the same date. After that date, ballots will be mailed or delivered online within 48 hours of receipt of an application for absentee ballots until the application deadline for the General Election at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2.
Uniformed services and overseas voters who use the list of offices and/or candidates for the General Election with a federal write-in absentee ballot should write the name and district number, if applicable, of the federal office, the name of the statewide office, and/or the state legislative district number and the name of the candidate for whom they wish to vote on the federal write-in absentee ballot form.
For additional information, voters may contact the Oklahoma State Election Board at email@example.com or at (405) 521-2391.