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Voting & Elections

Featured Report
June 6th, 2018

  Click below to jump to section: Oklahoma State Questions Candidate/Elections Information Important Dates Voter Tools    Oklahoma State Questions  In addition to state and national races, voters will decide five state questions on November 6th. State Question 793 – a citizen-initiated referendum to allow optometrists and opticians to operate in retail establishments; State Question 794 – expanding the constitutional rights  Continue Reading »

Recent Articles & Reports
November 15th, 2018

Looking at the headlines, the results of the November elections might give the impression that nothing much has changed in Oklahoma. Led by Governor-elect Kevin Stitt, Republicans swept all eight statewide offices for a third consecutive election, with all candidates winning by double-digit margins. Republicans also continued a 26-year streak of making gains in the Legislature at the time of  Continue Reading »

November 5th, 2018

Steve Lewis served as Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1989-1991. He currently practices law in Tulsa and represents clients at the Capitol. Finally. It’s election week. This is one of those few elections in recent years in Oklahoma when things seem too close to call. Usually the statewide campaigns with money to spare have a good idea of where  Continue Reading »

October 30th, 2018

Events of the last week have shaken all of us at Oklahoma Policy Institute, as they have many Oklahomans. Terrible violence based on hatred of another person’s race, religion, or ethnicity has existed throughout our country’s history, but so have courageous people coming together to stand against it. While we mourn the victims in Pittsburgh and Kentucky and worry for  Continue Reading »