§26-20-102. Filing with Secretary of State - Qualifications
- Petition - Fees - Ballots.
A. Candidates for the nomination for President of the United
States shall file with the Secretary of the State Election Board. Said
candidates shall be members of political parties recognized under the laws
of the State of Oklahoma and shall have filed a statement of candidacy
with the Federal Election Commission and shall have raised and expended
not less than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) for said office.
The candidates shall be required to swear an oath or affirm that they meet
the aforementioned qualifications, and their signatures shall be witnessed
by a notary public.
Said filing beginning at 8:00 a.m. on
the second Monday in January and ending at 5:00 p.m. on the next succeeding
Wednesday, or at a time prescribed by the State Election Board for a Presidential
Preferential Primary to be held on a date other than the second Tuesday
in March. A statement of candidacy must be accompanied by
a petition supporting a candidate's filing signed by one percent (1%) of
the registered voters in each congressional district eligible to vote for
a candidate or one thousand (1,000) registered voters in each congressional
district eligible to vote for a candidate, whichever is less, as reflected
by the latest January 15 registration report; or by a cashier's check or
certified check in the amount of Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00).
Said check shall be forfeited unless a candidate receives more than fifteen
percent (15%) of the votes cast. The State Election Board shall cause
the names of all candidates who have filed within the proper time to be
printed on the official ballots. The ballots shall be prepared as
provided for by law. Voters shall be restricted to one vote for the
candidate of his choice of the political party in which the voter is registered.
B. Each page of a petition supporting a candidate's filing shall
identify the county and the congressional district, and shall contain the
names of registered voters in only one congressional district and in only
C. Each page of a petition supporting a candidate's filing shall
be verified. Verification shall be made in substantial compliance with
the provisions of Section 6 of Title 34 of the Oklahoma Statutes.
Note: The strikethrough text has been replaced
by December dates as a result of SB 358 (not available at time of posting).