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OKLAHOMA STATE ELECTION BOARD

2008 ELECTION CALENDAR


STATEWIDE ELECTIONS

Presidential Preferential Primary Election Tuesday, February 5

Primary Election
Tuesday, July 29

Runoff Primary Election
Tuesday, August 26

General Election
Tuesday, November 4

CANDIDACY FILING PERIODS

Filing period for Presidential Preferential Primary Election Monday, December 3, 2007, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday, December 4, 2007, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Filing period for federal, state and county offices
Monday, June 2, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday, June 3, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday, June 4, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

CANDIDACY WITHDRAWAL PERIODS

Withdrawal period after filing for President Closes 5:00 PM Friday, December 7, 2007

Withdrawal period after filing for federal, state and county offices
Closes 5:00 PM Friday, June 6

Withdrawal period after Primary Election
Closes 5:00 PM Friday, August 1

Withdrawal period after Runoff Primary Election
Closes 5:00 PM Friday, August 29

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 2008 statewide elections are as follows:

For Presidential Preferential Primary Election
Friday, January 11

For Primary Election
Friday, July 4

For Runoff Primary Election
Friday, August 1

For General Election
Friday, October 10

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.

Revised June 2007


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