Your Guide To Oklahoma's Primary Elections (June 26)
As Oklahoma voters prepare for the big primary election June 26, News 9 wanted to put together a digital resource for Oklahomans to educate themselves about the candidates and the state questions on which they'll be deciding.
First things first, however: Registration for absentee voting ends on June 20. Here's a link to an online absentee application.
In-person absentee voting is an option later this week and this weekend, too. Here's information for several Oklahoma counties:
Absentee ballots, Oklahoma County:
Absentee ballots, Logan County:
Absentee ballots, Cleveland County:
Perhaps the hottest race is State Question 788, the vote on medical marijuana. Here's how the ballot will read:
BALLOT TITLE FOR STATE QUESTION NO. 788
This measure amends the Oklahoma State Statutes. A yes vote legalizes the licensed use, sale, and growth of marijuana in Oklahoma for medicinal purposes. A license is required for use and possession of marijuana for medicinal purposes and must be approved by an Oklahoma Board Certified Physician. The State Department of Health will issue medical marijuana licenses if the applicant is eighteen years or older and an Oklahoma resident. A special exception will be granted to an applicant under the age of eighteen, however these applications must be signed by two physicians and a parent or legal guardian. The Department will also issue seller, grower, packaging, transportation, research and caregiver licenses. Individual and retail businesses must meet minimal requirements to be licensed to sell marijuana to licensees. The punishment for unlicensed possession of permitted amounts of marijuana for individuals who can state a medical condition is a fine not exceeding four hundred dollars. Fees and zoning restrictions are established. A seven percent state tax is imposed on medical marijuana sales.
SHALL THE PROPOSAL BE APPROVED?
FOR THE PROPOSAL – YES
AGAINST THE PROPOSAL – NO
A "YES" vote is a vote in favor of this measure. A "NO" vote is a vote against this measure.
Oklahoma voters will also be deciding primary races for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general, just to name a few. We've found a fantastic resource that not only lists all the candidates running for office in Oklahoma, but also links to their websites.
Click here: http://www.politics1.com/ok.htm
Last but not least, come Tuesday, you'll need to know your polling place. If you don't already know where to go, here's a link to an application where you can find your polling place in Oklahoma.