Month: July 2022

Civic Engagement Opportunity!

On Monday, July 25 the National Issues Forums Institute is hosting an online workshop exploring how we can convene and moderate discussions on the important topic of election security and safeguarding voting. This workshop will share and explore concepts and resources related to deliberating discussions on voting, as well as other public issues related to the topic.

This workshop is being held as part of the annual Summer Learning Springboard held by the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD). They, and many other civic and educational organizations across the country will be hosting workshops and presentations throughout the week of July 25-29, examining many important problems we face today.

To register for the workshop and learn more about other events hosted by the NCDD during this event, visit the NCDD website here.

Oklahoma State Election Board July 13th Press Release

The Oklahoma State Election Board held a press release yesterday confirming the outcome of recount elections held for the Oklahoma County District Attorney, District 7 Republican Primary, McIntosh County Commissioner, District 3 Democratic Primary, and Nowata County Assessor Republican Primary.

Recounts in McIntosh county and Nowata county matched the initial election results exactly, and recounts in Oklahoma county confirmed prior election results with only six changes made out of nearly 58,000 ballots turned in. The changes made were for Robert W. Gray (+2), Gayland Gieger (+2), and Kevin Calvey (+2).

Secretary of the State Election Board Paul Ziriax spoke on the recounts, calling them the “latest proof that Oklahoma’s eScan voting devices accurately tabulate ballots.” Ziriax hopes that the recounts will help to increase trust in Oklahoma’s elections in the face of the misinformation claims that election officials have been hearing since 2020.

For the full press release, visit the Oklahoma State Election Board’s website here. Results for the June 28th primary can also be found on the Election Board website.

Special Meeting of the Oklahoma State Election Board Notice and Agenda

The State Election Board will hold a Special Meeting of the Board, Friday, July 15, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. The public meeting will be held in-person at the State Election Board, State Capitol Building, Room G-28, located at 2300 N. Lincoln Boulevard in  in Oklahoma City.

A copy of the meeting agenda can be found here. A copy of the meeting packet can be found here.

For more information about elections and voting in Oklahoma, visit the State Election Board website at https://oklahoma.gov/elections.html or contact us at info@elections.ok.gov or (405) 521-2391.

Primary Election Results, and Upcoming Runoff Primary

Results for the June 28th primary election have been released, and can be found here. As many positions do not have a candidate that received a majority vote, Oklahoma is holding runoff elections to clarify the results. These runoff elections will be held on August 23rd.

If you were not registered to vote in the June 28th primary but wish to vote in the August 23rd runoff primary, you can find details on how to register, as well as applications to register here on the Oklahoma State Election Board’s website.

Applications are also available at most tag agencies, post offices, and libraries.

Regular Meeting of the Board Notice and Agenda

The State Election Board will hold a Regular Meeting of the Board, Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. The public meeting will be held in-person at the Jim Thorpe Building, located at 2101 N. Lincoln Boulevard in the State Election Board Multi-Purpose Room, G-41 in Oklahoma City.