Friday, July 27, 2018

Fallin places Gov-LtGov joint election measure on November ballot


Governor Mary Fallin Places Governor-Lieutenant Governor Joint Election Measure on November Ballot 

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today issued an election proclamation that places on the November ballot a state question approved by legislators that would allow the governor and lieutenant governor in Oklahoma to seek the offices as a team.

State Question 798 would establish a joint ticket for the top two statewide offices, like candidates for U.S. president and vice-president. If voters approve the question on the Nov. 6 general election, it wouldn't take effect until 2026. Like all state questions, it requires a simple majority by voters to be approved.

Lawmakers this year approved Senate Joint Resolution 66, which sends to a vote of the people an amendment to the state constitution that would provide for the joint nomination and election of candidates for governor and lieutenant governor beginning with the general election in 2026.

The deadline for the governor to sign election proclamations for state questions to be placed on the Nov. 6 general election ballot is Aug. 27.

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