Three-day filing period commences Wednesday in Oklahoma

Candidates have until 5 p.m. Friday to file declarations of candidacy papers
by Rick Green Modified: April 8, 2014 at 9:05 pm •  Published: April 9, 2014
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Up to 600 people are expected to file declarations of candidacy for offices ranging from district attorney to U.S. Senate at the state Capitol on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

In order to get on the ballot, political hopefuls must file their candidacy papers and pay a fee or get enough petition signatures by 5 p.m. Friday. June 24 is primary election day. A runoff is Aug. 26, and the general election is Nov. 4.

Republican Gov. Mary Fallin is to file Wednesday, as is her opponent Rep. Joe Dorman, D-Rush Springs.

Candidates also will be filing for U.S. representative, the Oklahoma Senate and House as well as lieutenant governor, attorney general, state treasurer, superintendent of public instruction, state auditor and inspector, labor commissioner, state insurance commissioner and one corporation commissioner.

They also will be filing for district judge and associate district judge.

Four years ago, 586 candidates filed with the state for election, with most of those filings coming on the first day of the period.

County voters will elect assessors, treasurers and district one and district three commissioners. Candidates will file for these offices at county election boards.

by Rick Green
Capitol Bureau Chief
Rick Green is the Capitol Bureau Chief of The Oklahoman. A graduate of Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif., he worked as news editor for The Associated Press in Oklahoma City before joining The Oklahoman.
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