Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Oklahoma Elections

Local elections matter. Oklahoma’s main 2022 election cycle will feature important statewide races, legislative contests and key county showdowns for positions like district attorney. The primary election is set for June 28, the runoff election is set for Aug. 23 and the general election will be Nov. 8.

Find previews and coverage of key races below, and consider bookmarking 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. And make sure you have requested your absentee ballots for 2022 if voting by mail is your cup of tea.

If you are researching Oklahoma elections from prior years, visit the Oklahoma State Election Board’s official results.

2022 Election Coverage

House District 49

Commissioner faces former judge in southern Oklahoma’s House District 49

Republican voters will choose either a county commissioner or retired district judge to be the next representative for southern Oklahoma's House District 49 on...
Oklahoma House District 44

‘Community-focused’ Democrats seek to succeed Emily Virgin in House District 44

Kate Bierman and Jared Deck, the two candidates in the Democratic primary for House District 44, keep coming back to one word: "community." Bierman used...
fact check

A fact check of the CD 2 Republican primary debate

Ten of the 14 Republican candidates competing for Oklahoma’s open 2nd Congressional seat met for a debate on June 20 in Bartlesville, which was...
House District 11

House District 11 candidates disagree about the role of government

After one term in office, Rep. Wendi Stearman (R-Collinsville) boasts on her campaign website that she is the most conservative member of the Oklahoma...

A fact check from the state superintendent GOP debate

Republican hopefuls for Oklahoma state superintendent of public instruction debated on education policy on June 22 at an event hosted by NonDoc and News...

Democratic primary will determine next House District 89 representative

House District 89 has not had a representative since Rep. Jose Cruz (D-OKC) resigned in Jan. 2022 after "acting inappropriately" at a New Years...
House District 87

House District 87 GOP primary includes candidate who believes gay people are “worthy of death”

Rep. Collin Walke (D-Oklahoma City) opted not to run for reelection after six years in the State House. Three Republicans are running in the...
House District 45

A cop and a councilman face off in House District 45 Republican primary

With House District 45 Rep. Merleyn Bell (D-Norman) not seeking reelection, three candidates, including two Republicans, are now competing for the district, which spans...
GOP gubernatorial primary

GOP gubernatorial primary: Stitt challengers find common theme

As Gov. Kevin Stitt seeks a second term, he faces three Republican challengers in the June 28 primary: Joel Kintsel, who says Stitt’s administration...
James Lankford

U.S. Sen. James Lankford challenged from right and left

While incumbent U.S. Sen. James Lankford has the money, name recognition and support to be well positioned to win reelection this year, it won't...
Oklahoma County judge

Oklahoma County judge cheat sheet: Four races in primary, one in general

Eleven of 16 races for Oklahoma County judge seats were already decided before Tuesday's primary election because only the incumbents filed or still remain...
Oklahoma House District 55

GOP primary will decide next rep for House District 55

After 12 years in the Oklahoma Legislature, Rep. Todd Russ (R-Cordell) has reached his term limit and is now running to be state treasurer....
Pottawatomie County DA Allan Grubb

Facing investigation, Pottawatomie County DA Allan Grubb challenged by two

Two former Pottawatomie County District Attorney's Office employees are challenging incumbent DA Allan Grubb amid an investigation into his office's financial condition and use...
OK County District 3

OK County District 3: GOP candidates tout county government experience

Three Republican candidates for the Oklahoma County Commission District 3 seat have prior experience working for the county, while another — a former professional...
House District 66

‘Whims of democracy’: Ideological divides evident in House District 66 GOP primary

(Correction: This article was updated at 2:22 p.m. Monday, June 27, to remove reference to a video inaccurately attributed to one of the House...
Oklahoma County District 3

OK County District 3: Democrats Cummings, Bridwell differ on policy focus, agree on jail bond

Two Democrats, Cathy Cummings and Jay Bridwell, are running for Oklahoma County Commission District 3. Both are focused on bringing better services to the...

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