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State Election Board Secretary Reminds 2022 Candidates of Modified Requirements for Select Offices

Friday, December 10, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 10, 2021
CONTACT:  Misha Mohr, State Election Board PIO, (405) 522-6624,

(Oklahoma City) – The Secretary of the State Election Board reminds prospective 2022 candidates for State Senator, State Representative and County Commissioner that they have until December 31, 2021 to meet the following qualifications: 

  • Establish residency in the district in which the candidate intends to run.
  • Register to vote in the district in which the candidate intends to run.
  • Register as a member of a political party (if seeking a party nomination) or as an Independent (if seeking office as an Independent.)

Other qualifications for these offices remain the same.

The modifications were enacted by the Oklahoma State Legislature during a recent special session and are intended as a one-time accommodation in response to new district lines. The modifications are only valid for those offices listed above for the 2022 election year. Qualifications for candidates seeking other state and county offices on the ballot in 2022 are not affected by the temporary changes.

Candidate filing for Federal, State, Legislative, and Judicial offices is scheduled for April 13, 14, and 15, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Candidate filing packets will be posted on the State Election Board website in February. Petition information and official signature requirements for state and county offices are already available for download.

For more information about candidate filing, visit the 2022 Candidate Filing Page on the State Election Board website. Those interested in filing for a county office should contact their County Election Board.


URL Guide:

Petition Information and Official Signature Requirements (state and county offices) –
2022 Candidate Filing Page –
County Election Boards –



Last Modified on Dec 10, 2021
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