Just Say Yes: Oklahoma voters have a history of affirming most state questions

Oklahoma voters will decide seven state questions in November on subjects ranging from agriculture to the death penalty to the use of public funds for religious purposes. Of the seven questions, three were placed on the ballot through the initiative… Read more [More...]

2016 Oklahoma State Question Guide

Seven state questions will be on the Oklahoma ballot on November 8. We've created a series of fact sheets with a summary of each state question, background information, and what supporters and opponents are saying... Read more [More...]

The decade Oklahoma’s ag jobs vanished (Guest Post: Brian Ted Jones)

Brian Ted Jones is director of education for Kirkpatrick Foundation. Data on farm employment is from census records accessed through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. Since 1990, the number of agricultural jobs in Oklahoma has declined by 77 percent, according… Read more [More...]

Voting Information and Resources

Oklahoma State Election Board Home Page Find your Polling Place 2014 Oklahoma Election Results (State Election Board) 2014 Election Resources (OK Policy) League of Women Voters Vote 411 Voter Information (Register to Vote, Request Absentee Ballot, Early Voting, etc.) Election… Read more [More...]

State Question 769: Allowing military guard and reserve members to hold elected office (Guest Post: David Dickerson)

David Dickerson is a retired military officer who served in the active component, Reserve, and National Guard. He now works as an advocate for veterans at the local, state, and national level. During the last thirteen years of sustained war… Read more [More...]

Opponents of SQ 762 are making false claims

To find more about all of the state questions on the ballot in November, see our 2012 State Questions page. Oklahoma is the only state that requires the governor to approve every parole. Removing the governor from the parole process… Read more [More...]

Guest Blog (Wade Patterson): SQ 766 provides special treatment to some at the expense of others

Wade Patterson is the Garfield County Assessor. For more information on State Question 766, click here As the County Assessor for Garfield County, I’m afraid that the solution to the issue of taxing intangible property being presented to the voters… Read more [More...]

2012 State Questions – Summary and Analysis

On November 6, Oklahoma voters will decide six state questions to amend the State Constitution. Two of the questions involve property taxes, with the others addressing affirmative action, DHS governance, parole decisions, and bonding authority. Read more... [More...]

SQ 764: Towards a clean water future

This post is by OK Policy intern Amanda Marcott Thottunkal. Amanda is pursuing a Masters in Public Administration at the University of Oklahoma. To find more about all of the state questions on the ballot in November, see our 2012… Read more [More...]

SQ 762: Is Oklahoma ready to be smart on crime?

To find more about all of the state questions on the ballot in November, see our 2012 State Questions page. State Question 762, on the ballot this November, would make paroles granted by the Pardon and Parole Board for non-violent… Read more [More...]