Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Oklahoma Elections

Local elections matter. In 2021, Oklahoma municipalities and school districts are asking voters to choose between candidates for city councils and school boards. Voters will also decide the fate of bond proposals. Bookmark this page for quick access to NonDoc’s coverage of important Oklahoma races and other election information.

Remember, you can check the Oklahoma Voter Portal to make sure you know of upcoming elections, such as the Tuesday, April 6, general election. And don’t forget that you will need to re-request absentee ballots in 2021 if voting by mail is your cup of tea.

If you are looking for results from Oklahoma’s 2020 elections, visit the Oklahoma State Election Board’s official results.

2021 Election Coverage

Paula Lewis

Paula Lewis re-elected chairperson of OKCPS Board of Education

Paula Lewis will continue to serve as chairperson of the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education after winning Tuesday's general election with about...
Bradley Carter

Bradley Carter, Barbara Young win OKC City Council runoffs

Bradley Carter and Barbara Young are headed for the OKC City Council horseshoe. Carter defeated Shay Varnell in the OKC Ward 1 race today, picking...
Darrell Davis elected Edmond mayor

Incumbent Councilman Darrell Davis elected Edmond mayor

Edmond voters selected Darrell Davis as their next mayor today. Davis, who has already served on the Edmond City Council for nine years, received...
Jake Merrick

Republican Jake Merrick wins Senate District 22

Jake Merrick has won the special election in Oklahoma State Senate District 22, securing the district for Republicans with 65.5 percent of 11,330 total...
Kelly Lynn

In Norman, Kelly Lynn ousts Alison Petrone, streets bond passes

In today's election, Norman voters passed a $27 million bond for street projects while Ward 3 voters elected Kelly Lynn over incumbent Alison Petrone....
SD 22

SD 22 candidates pursue unconventional paths to victory

(Correction: This article was updated at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, to correct a misstatement regarding which candidate the Senate Majority Fund is supporting....
Nathan Walters

UPDATE: Edmond mayoral candidate files campaign report Monday

(Update: The headline and body of this article were updated at 2 p.m. Monday, April 5, to reflect that Nathan Walters filed his campaign...
Norman City Council War5d 3

Incumbent faces Unite Norman candidate in Norman City Council Ward 3...

(Correction: This article was updated at 8:55 p.m. Saturday, April 3, to correct information related to court cases referenced below. NonDoc regrets the error.) The...
OKC Ward 1

Infrastructure a common thread in OKC Ward 1 race

A crowded field of nine candidates came forward to battle it out for the OKC Ward 1 City Council seat in the February general...
OKC Ward 3

OKC Ward 3 candidates a contrast in vision

When OKC Ward 3 councilman Larry McAtee announced he would end his 20-year run on the OKC City Council, it created an opening that...
OKCPS board chairperson

Forum: OKCPS board chairperson candidates talk leadership, equity, charters

Equity in education, Pathways to Greatness and charter school funding were each addressed by candidates during Monday night's voter forum hosted by the League...
Edmond mayoral candidates

Edmond mayoral candidates disagree on masks, avoid positions on developments

While Edmond mayoral candidates Darrell Davis and Nathan Walters disagreed about mask mandates in a 60-minute debate tonight at the University of Central Oklahoma,...
Western Heights

OEA organizer challenges incumbent on troubled Western Heights board

Oklahoma Education Association organizer Briana Flatley is challenging incumbent Darrell Raper for Seat 1 of the Western Heights Public Schools Board of Education. Western Heights,...
OKCPS District 2

OKCPS District 2 candidates focus on mental health, differ on Pathways...

The candidates for District 2 of the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board, Lori Bowman and James McHenry, agree that increasing mental health resources in...
OKCPS board

OKCPS board District 1 candidates want to mitigate pandemic’s student impact

The current representative of District 1 on the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education, Charles Henry, is running for the job of chairperson,...
OKC FOP forum

Council candidates praise police in OKC FOP forum

Ahead of their April 6 runoff, candidates for OKC City Council Ward 1 and Ward 3 took part in a candidate forum on public...
Norman documentary

Short Norman documentary highlights political tumult

With a series of electoral recall efforts and controversy over masks and police funding, Norman's city government saw one of its most turbulent years...
ghost students

The week in coveducation: ‘Ghost students’ examined

There could be a light at the end of the tunnel for Oklahoma teachers still waiting to be vaccinated after Gov. Kevin Stitt announced...
Oklahoma's Feb. 9 election

Five (other) takeaways from Oklahoma’s Feb. 9 election

On Election Night, our team at NonDoc is typically focused on reporting the basic results of the most prominent races we have been previewing...
OKC City Council

OKC City Council: Two seats head to April runoff

A hotly contested race for the OKC City Council Ward 1 seat will head to an Apr. 6 runoff after none of the nine...

2020 Election Results

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