In the most unusual candidate filing event of modern Oklahoma history, the State election board went 'drive thru' to accommodate the constitutional duties of an open public filing.
Today is just the first day and 215 forms were accepted at the state capitol location. Many others filed for municipal and county office at their county election boards. This first day is down about 15% from previous first day filing totals.
"We are pleased that our “drive-through” filing process allowed for social distancing to protect both election workers and candidates. Also, many candidates took our advice and submitted by mail or delivery service." said Paul Ziriax.
SoonerPolitics is providing data on the filings, which are public record and viewable on the state election board website.