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OKLAHOMA STATE ELECTION BOARD

2006 ELECTION CALENDAR


ELECTION DATES

Primary Election Tuesday, July 25

Runoff Primary Election
Tuesday, August 22

General Election
Tuesday, November 7

CANDIDACY FILING PERIOD

Filing period for federal, state, legislative, judicial and county offices Monday, June 5, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday, June 6, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday, June 7, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

CANDIDACY WITHDRAWAL PERIODS

Withdrawal period after filing for federal, state, legislative, judicial and county offices Closes 5:00 PM Friday, June 9

Withdrawal period after Primary Election
Closes 5:00 PM Friday, July 28

Withdrawal period after Runoff Primary Election
Closes 5:00 PM Friday, August 25

CONTESTS OF CANDIDACY

Any candidate may contest the candidacy of any other candidate for the same office by filing a written petition with the Secretary of the Election Board where he filed his Declaration of Candidacy, before 5:00 PM Friday following the close of the filing period.

CONTESTS OF ELECTION

Any candidate may contest an election in which he was a candidate by filing a written petition with the Secretary of the Election Board where he filed his Declaration of Candidacy, before 5:00 PM Friday following the election.

VOTER REGISTRATION TRANSACTIONS

Voter registration applications may be submitted at any time. However, a valid application must be received at a motor license agency or a designated voter registration agency, or postmarked (if submitted by mail), more than 24 days prior to an election in order for the applicant to participate in that election. Deadlines for submitting valid voter registration applications prior to the 2006 statewide elections are as follows:

For Primary Election
Friday, June 30

For Runoff Primary Election
Friday, July 28

For General Election
Friday, October 13

CHANGES IN POLITICAL AFFILIATION

Changes in political affiliation may not be made during the period from June 1 through August 31, inclusive, in any even-numbered year. The last day on which a change in political affiliation can be made before the closed period is May 31; the first day on which a change in political affiliation can be made after the closed period is September 1.


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