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What Does The Election Board Do?

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The Election Board is responsible for voter registration and conducting federal, state, county, municipal, and school district elections in Oklahoma County.

Board and administrative duties include:
  • Supervising voter registration and maintaining registration records.
  • Receiving Declarations of Candidacy for county, municipal, and school district elections.
  • Hearing and deciding contests of candidacy and conducting election recounts.
  • Printing, testing, and distributing election ballots.
  • Programming, testing, and maintaining voting devices.
  • Training and appointing precinct election officials and absentee voting boards.
  • Locating, surveying and designating polling places.
  • Conducting mail-in and in-person absentee voting activities.
  • Tallying election returns and certifying official election results.
  • The Election Board is composed of three members; a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Secretary, who are appointed by the State Election Board. The Chairman and Vice-Chairman are nominated by the Oklahoma County Democratic and Republican Party Central Committee, respectively. The Secretary is the administrative officer and supervises staff activities.

    Anita DeToy, Chairman
    Jim Huff, Vice-Chairman
    Doug Sanderson, Secretary