Oklahoma voters go to the polls today for statewide runoff election
OKLAHOMA CITY – Voters in Oklahoma will cast their ballots Tuesday in the statewide runoff election.
Democrats and Republicans will decide which candidates will move on to the general election in a number of races.
Democrats will decide who will face Republican Joy Hofmeister for the State Superintendent position in the general election.
Those Democratic candidates are John Cox, who received 41% of the vote in the primary, and Freda Deskin who gained 38.2%.
In the 5th Congressional District race for U.S. Representative it’s between Republicans Steve Russell and Patrice Douglas.
On the Democratic side in that race, it’s between Tom Guild and Al McAffrey.
That 5th Congressional District seat opened up after Rep. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City decided to step down and run for U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn’s unexpired seat.
Coburn, a republican from Muskogee, is stepping down two years early because of health concerns.
Lankford won the republican primary outright, but his Democratic opponent has not been settled.
Democrats will decide Tuesday who will run against Lankford.
The democratic candidates are Sen. Connie Johnson, of Oklahoma City, and Jim Rogers, of Midwest City.
The polls open 7a.m. Tuesday and close at 7 p.m.
For more information visit ok.gov/elections for sample ballots, polling locations and more.