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2024 Candidate Filing

Candidate Filing for the 2024 elections for federal, state, legislative, and county offices was held April 3, 4 and 5, 2024 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. See the Terms of Office.

In addition to those offices on the ballot in 2024, candidate filing was held for the State Senator, District 46 Special Election and State Senator, District 48 Special Election.

The election dates for the Special Elections are as follows:

Special Primary Election: Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Special Runoff Primary Election: Any Special Runoff Primary Election, if necessary, will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2024.
Special General Election: Tuesday, November 5, 2024
 

ELECTION DATES

Primary Election: Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Runoff Primary Election:
Tuesday, August 27, 2024
General Election: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2024
  

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

FILING FEES AND PETITIONS 

Candidates have the option to submit their notarized Declaration of Candidacy with a filing fee, in the form of a cashier’s check or certified check, OR  a petition. (See 26 O.S. § 5-112) 

Filing Fees  
United State Representative $1,000.00
State Senator $750.00
State Representative $500.00
County Office $300.00

Petitions

Signature Requirements

A petition supporting a candidate’s filing must be signed by not fewer than two percent (2%) of the number of registered voters in the district, county or state, as appropriate for the office sought. (See 26 O.S. § 5-112) The official petition form and instructions are included in the Candidate Filing Packet.

Required Signatures (if filing by petition)
Required Signatures (if filing by petition for county office)
 

CANDIDATE FILING PACKETS

WITHDRAWAL OF CANDIDACY 

2024 CANDIDATE WITHDRAWALS

Primary Election

A candidate may withdraw from the Primary Election by filing a written notice with the Secretary of the State Election Board before 5:00 p.m. on the second business day following the close of the filing period – Tuesday, April 9, 2024.  (See 26 O.S. § 5-115)  

Runoff Primary Election

A candidate may withdraw from the Runoff Primary Election by  filing a written notice before 5:00 p.m. on Friday following the Primary Election – June 21, 2024.  (See 26 O.S. § 5-116) 

General Election 

A candidate may withdraw from the General Election by filing a written notice before 5:00 p.m. on the Friday following the Runoff Primary Election – August 30, 2024. (See 26 O.S. § 5-116.1)

CONTESTS OF CANDIDACY 

2024 CONTESTS OF CANDIDACY

State, Federal, Legislative and Judicial Candidates 

Any candidate who files with the Secretary of the State Election Board may contest the candidacy of any other candidate for the same office by filing a written petition with the Secretary of the State Election Board before 5:00 p.m. on the second business day following the close of the filing period – Tuesday, April 9, 2024.  (See 26 O.S. § 5-118) 

County Candidates

Any candidate who files with the secretary of a county election board may contest the candidacy of any other candidate for the same office by filing a written petition with the secretary of the county election board before 5:00 p.m. on the second business day following the close of the filing period – Tuesday, April 9, 2024.  (See 26 O.S. § 5-118) 

All Candidates

In the event a candidate is unopposed, a contest of candidacy may be filed by any voter who is eligible to vote for the candidate. (See 26 O.S. § 5-118) 

 All petitions to contest a candidacy must be accompanied by a cashier’s check or certified check in the amount of $250.00. (See 26 O.S. § 5-121) 

Last Modified on Apr 09, 2024