OKLAHOMA STATE ELECTION BOARD
1998 ELECTION CALENDAR
ELECTION DATESPrimary Election Tuesday, August 25
Runoff Primary Election
Tuesday, September 15
Tuesday, November 3
CANDIDACY FILING PERIODFiling period for state and county offices Monday, July 6, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday, July 7, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday, July 8, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
CANDIDACY WITHDRAWAL PERIODSWithdrawal period after filing Closes 5:00 PM Friday, July 10
Withdrawal period after Primary Election
Closes 5:00 PM Friday, August 28
Withdrawal period after Runoff Primary Election
Closes 5:00 PM Friday, September 18
CONTESTS OF CANDIDACYAny 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 ELECTIONA candidate for President or a candidate for a state or county office 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 TRANSACTIONSVoter 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 1998 statewide elections are as follows:
For Primary Election
Friday, July 31
For Runoff Primary Election
Friday, August 21
For General Election
Friday, October 9
Changes in political affiliation may not be made during the period beginning at 5:00 PM on July 1 and ending at 5:00 PM on September 30 in any even-numbered year.