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§ 20-104. Certification of candidates--Allocation of delegates--Future primaries--Delegate voti...

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 26. Elections

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 26. Elections
Chapter A1. Election Code (Refs & Annos)
Article XX. Presidential Preference Primary
26 Okl.St.Ann. § 20-104
§ 20-104. Certification of candidates--Allocation of delegates--Future primaries--Delegate voting
A. Upon the completion of the state canvass of the results of the Presidential Preferential Primary, the Secretary of the State Election Board shall certify to the state chairman of each political party which has candidates participating in the primary:
1. the names of the party's candidates and the votes each received, by congressional district as well as statewide; and
2. the total of the votes cast in the political party, by congressional district as well as statewide.
B. Each candidate shall be awarded delegates by congressional districts proportionately, by the ratio of votes they received to the total vote cast in said congressional district; provided however, no delegates shall be awarded to any candidate receiving less than fifteen percent (15%) of the vote, and such votes shall be allocated among the other candidates in proportion to their total vote. If no candidate receives fifteen percent (15%) or more of the vote, then the candidate receiving the highest number of votes in that district shall be awarded all the delegates from that district.
C. The candidate receiving the largest number of votes statewide shall be awarded all delegate votes authorized by the National Committee of the political party which are selected as the at-large delegates at the state convention of said party.
D. Votes shall be allocated on a basis of not less than one-half ( ½ ) delegate vote or the minimum allowed by the national party rules.
E. Each political party shall then select, by a method to be determined by the party, as many delegates to the national party convention as are allotted it by the national committee of that party.
F. No later than 5:00 p.m. on the tenth day of January, 1988, and each year thereafter in which the President and Vice President of the United States are to be elected, the Attorney General shall submit to the Secretary of the State Election Board notice of the manner in which results of the next following Presidential Preferential Primary are to be certified and to whom said results are to be certified. The State Election Board shall certify results according to the manner prescribed in the notice. The Attorney General shall be required to provide said notice in such a way as to be consistent with the methods required by the recognized political parties relative to selection of delegates to their national conventions.
G. Each delegate or alternate delegate to the national convention of his political party shall cast their vote on all ballots for the candidate who received this state's vote. If that candidate is for any reason no longer a candidate, the votes of the Oklahoma delegation shall be cast for any candidate of their choice.
H. If the political parties involved in the primary elections will not accept the minimum threshold or other provisions of this section, or have a different method of allocating the votes of all candidates falling below such threshold, either as to the congressional districts or statewide vote, then these matters may be governed by the respective political parties involved.


Laws 1986, c. 4, § 4, eff. Nov. 1, 1986; Laws 1987, c. 86, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 1987.
26 Okl. St. Ann. § 20-104, OK ST T. 26 § 20-104
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024) effective as of July 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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