OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma Republican Party (OKGOP) Chairman Pam Pollard informed State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax by official letter on Wednesday that the OKGOP will not allow voters registered as Independents to vote in the party’s primary elections.
Mr. Paul Ziriax, Secretary
This letter is to advise you pursuant to the provisions of Section 4-112 of OK Title 26, the Oklahoma Republican Party will not allow Independents to vote in a Primary Election or Runoff Primary Election of the party.
The Oklahoma Republican Party feels that only registered Republicans should have the opportunity to vote for Republican candidates in the party’s primary elections. We acknowledge this decision will save the taxpayers nearly $150,000 in 2016.
Thank you for the exemplary work of the Oklahoma State Election Board.
Pam Pollard, Chairman
Oklahoma Republican Party
According to the State Election Board, the increased costs for printing additional primary ballots to include Independents would cost the state nearly $150,000.
Elections for the Oklahoma Presidential primary will be held March 1, 2016, also known as “Super Tuesday”. You can find more information about the candidates on FortySix News 2016 Elections page.
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