Oklahoma Voters Deciding Primary Runoffs
Oklahoma voters go to the polls Tuesday to decide an unusually high number of primary runoff elections.
Those include the race for the GOP nomination to replace Oklahoma’s term-limited Governor Mary Fallin.
Former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and Tulsa mortgage company owner Kevin Stitt are competing to get onto the November ballot, as are candidates for several other statewide and congressional offices.
A record number of candidates sought political office this year, with eight-year term limits forcing open nearly every statewide elected office following the Republican Party’s sweep of power in Oklahoma in 2010. This year’s candidate filing period also coincided with a teacher walkout that prompted dozens of public school teachers to seek office.
Polls are open across the state from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.