At 9am, today, the Oklahoma state election board convened to hear challenges to the eligibility of several filed candidates for the upcoming elections.
While county races are handled by the county election boards, the races for state offices are under the jurisdiction of the state election board.
The state board is meeting in the state capitol, room 230. The senate has agreed to provide live audio & video access for the public to observe the events of the election board.
State Election Board Secretary, Paul Ziriax, has announced that two Assistant Attorney Generals are providing legal counsel to the election board.
During the case of Drummond v Hunter, the two Asst. AGs will be recused and two Asst. District Attorneys will provide the legal counsel to the board.
Two cases published on the docket are already withdrawn. Wright v Smith (HD57) is withdrawn. Smith is reported to be withdrawn from the race.
In the case of Waldren v Blackburn (HD77), the contester has withdrawn the contest.
Rep. McDugle was given an extension of time to provide the required cashier's check. He opted to bring a money order, butthe board advised him that he was not in compliance. the board decided to give him until noon to appear with the proper cashier's check.
The individual cases will commence when the initial processing of cases is complete.