Tulsa County

Judicial Election Handbook 2006

Table of Contents

     
Chapter 1

Candidate Filing Instructions and General Information

 
1.1 General Information – FAQ’s  
1.2 Candidate Filing Instructions  
1.3 Excerpt from Qualifications for Officers to be Elected in 2006  
 1.4  Oklahoma State Election Board 2006 Election Calendar  
1.5 Oklahoma Ethics Commission 2006-2007 State Election and Disclosure Due Dates  
1.6 [ Oklahoma Judicial Campaigns and Elections Information ]  
     
Chapter 2 The Law  Regarding Judicial Elections  
2.1  20 O.S. § 92.15a       District No. 14 – Election of Judges     
2.2  20 O.S. § 121.1           Qualifications for Associate District Judges    
2.3 Oklahoma Constitution Art. 7 § 8 Classes of District Court  Judges – Selection – Terms – Jurisdiction – Qualifications  
2.4 20 O.S. § 92.15b District No. 14 – No Affect to Terms of  Judges Currently Serving – Effective Date of Electoral Divisions

 
2.5 20 O.S. § 92.28 Preparation and Publication of Description and Maps of Electoral Divisions  
2.6 20 O.S. § 92i Candidate for District Judge or Associate District Judge - Residency Requirement   
2.7  20 O.S. § 1404.1 Candidate for Judicial Office – Standards of Conduct – Removal - Disqualification 

 
     
  Ballots  
2.8 26 O.S. § 11-108 Judicial Ballots Without Party Designation   
2.9 26 O.S. § 11-110 Two Persons Filing     
2.10 26 O.S. § 11-111 More Than Two Persons Filing   
2.11 26 O.S. § 11-112 No Candidate Receives Majority – Procedure    
2.12  26 O.S. § 11-113 Candidate Receives Majority – Procedure    
2.13 26 O.S. § 11-116 Death of Judicial Candidate      
2.14 Okla. Admin. Code 230:25-13-2 Candidate names rotated on regular ballots for Primary and Runoff Primary Elections only  
2.15 Okla. Admin. Code 230:25-13-3 Appearance of candidate’s names  
2.16 Okla. Admin. Code 230:25-13-4 Prefixes, suffixes, titles prohibited  
2.17 Okla. Admin. Code 230:25-13-6 Unopposed candidates  
2.18 Okla. Admin. Code 230:25-13-7 Offices need not appear  
2.19 Okla. Admin. Code 230:25-5-3 Quantity of regular ballots   
2.20 Okla. Admin. Code 230:25-3-1 Ballots printed by State Election Board  
     
  U.S. Supreme Court:   Republican Party of Minn v. White (01-521) 536 U.S. 765 (2002)
247 F.3d 854, reversed and remanded.
 
  •     Syllabus  
  •     Majority Opinion by Justice Scalia  
  •     Concurring Opinion by Justice O'Connor  
  •     Concurring Opinion by Justice Kennedy  
  •     Dissenting Opinion by Justice Stevens  
  •      Dissenting Opinion by Justice Ginsburg  
     
  Judicial Campaigns and Conduct   
2.21 5 O.S. Ch.1 App 4 § Canon 1 – A Judge Should Uphold the Integrity and Independence of the Judiciary  
2.22 5 O.S. Ch.1 App 4 § Canon 2 – A Judge Should Avoid Impropriety and the Appearance of Impropriety in All of the Judge’s Activities    
2.23 5 O.S. Ch.1 App 4 § Canon 3 – A Judge Should Perform the Duties of Judicial Office Impartially and Diligently    
2.24 5 O.S. Ch.1 App 4 § Canon 4 – A Judge Should So Conduct the Judge’s Extra-Judicial Activities as to Minimize the Risk of Conflict With Judicial Obligations   
2.25 5 O.S. Ch.1 App 4 § Canon 5 – A Judge or Judicial Candidate Should Refrain From Inappropriate Political Activity    
2.26 5 O.S. Ch.1 App 4 § Application – Application of the Code of Judicial Conduct  
2.27 5 O.S. § 1.6 Code of Judicial Conduct  
2.28 5 O.S. Ch. 1 App 3-A § 8.2 Judicial and Legal Officials   
2.29 Political Subdivisions Ethics Act  
2.30 Letter from Oklahoma Attorney General about Political Telemarketing  
2.31 15 O.S. § 775B.1 Telemarketer Restriction Act    
2.32 15 O.S. § 775B.2 Definitions   
2.33 15 O.S. § 775B.3 Attorney General Required to Establish Registry of Consumers  
2.34 15 O.S. § 775B.4 Notice to Consumers of No-Telemarketing – Sales  - Call Registry  
2.35 15 O.S. § 775B.5 Attorney General Authorization   
2.36 15 O.S. § 775B.6 Restrictions on Telemarketer  
2.37 15 O.S. § 775B.7 Establishment of Telemarketer Revolving Fund  
2.38 47 U.S.C.A. § 227 Restrictions on use of telephone equipment  
     
 

Limitations on the Judge’s Staff

 
  Oklahoma Handbook for Official Shorthand Reporters – Political Activity by the Court Reporter

 
     
  Filing for Candidacy  
     
2.40 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-3-1 Filing Period   
2.41 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-3-2 Candidates filing with Secretary of State Election Board  
2.42 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-3-9 Candidate swears oath  
2.43 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-3-10 Qualifications for all county offices  
2.44 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-3-11 Persons not eligible to be candidates  
2.45 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-3-30 Necessary form  
2.46 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-3-31 Service to potential candidates  
2.47 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-3-32 Declarations may be mailed or delivered in person  
2.48 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-3-33 Filing fees and petitions  
2.49 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-3-34 Personal checks, cash, money orders   not acceptable  
2.50 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-3-35 Declarations must be notarized  
2.51 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-3-36 Candidate’s signature  
2.52 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-3-37 Checking declarations   
2.53 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-3-38 Candidate’s name  
2.54 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-3-39 Filing fees deposited in Special  Depository Account  
2.55 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-3-40 Assistance to candidates  
2.56 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-3-41 Oklahoma Ethics Commission    
2.57 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-3-42 Retention of Declarations  
2.58 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-3-43 Unopposed candidates  
2.59 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-3-47 Withdrawal after filing period  
2.60 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-3-48 Filing fee forfeited upon withdrawal  
2.61 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-3-49 Becoming a candidate again  
2.62 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-3-50 Withdrawals from Runoff Primary  
2.63 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-3-51 Withdrawals from General Election  
2.64 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-3-56 Filing reports to State Election Board   
2.65 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-3-61 Conditions for refund of filing fees   
2.66 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-3-70 Determining candidates for a Runoff Primary Election    
     
  Contesting a Candidacy  
     
2.67

Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-5-1 Who may file contest; “petitioner” and  “contestee” defined

 
2.68 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-5-2 Time for filing contest  
2.69 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-5-3 Grounds for contest   
2.70 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-5-4 Deposit required  
2.71 Okla. Admin. Code 23020-5-5 Date for hearing contest  
2.72 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-5-6 Notice to Contestee  
2.73 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-5-7 Contest of candidacy hearing  
2.74 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-5-8 Striking a candidacy  
2.75 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-5-9 Declaration may be amended  
2.76 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-5-10 Contestee may answer   
2.77 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-5-11 Burden of proof on petitioner  
2.78 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-5-12 Disposition of deposit  
2.79 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-5-13 When contestee pays cost  
2.80 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-5-14 When petitioner pays cost  
2.81 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-5-15 Filing fee forfeited when candidacy is stricken  
2.82 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-5-16 Appeals from decision of the Board  
2.83 Okla. Admin. Code 230:20-5-17 Open Meeting Act applies  
     
 

 Election Results   

 
     
2.84 Okla. Admin. Code 230:35-3-87 Accumulating and producing election results.  
2.85 Okla. Admin. Code 230:35-3-91 Certifying county election results  
2.86 Okla. Admin. Code 230:35-3-91.1 Certificates of Election for  unopposed candidates  
2.87 Okla. Admin. Code 230:35-3-92 Tie votes  
2.88 Okla. Admin. Code 230:45-3-22 Recounting responsibility delegated  
     
Chapter 3 Judicial Ethics Advisory Opinions  
 

 

 
3.1 Summary of Judicial Opinions Regarding Judicial Elections  
3.2 Judicial Ethics Opinion 98-3    
3.3 Judicial Ethics Opinion 98-5  
3.4 Judicial Ethics Opinion 98-7   
3.5 Judicial Ethics Opinion 98-8  
3.6 Judicial Ethics Opinion 98-9  
3.7 Judicial Ethics Opinion 98-10  
3.8 Judicial Ethics Opinion 98-11  
3.9 Judicial Ethics Opinion 98-12  
3.10 Judicial Ethics Opinion 98-13  
3.11 Judicial Ethics Opinion 98-14  
3.12 Judicial Ethics Opinion 98-15  
3.13 Judicial Ethics Opinion 98-16  
3.14 Judicial Ethics Opinion 98-17  
3.15 Judicial Ethics Opinion 98-19  
3.16 Judicial Ethics Opinion 98-21  
3.16b Judicial Ethics Opinion 98-22  
3.17 Judicial Ethics Opinion 98-23  
3.18 Judicial Ethics Opinion 98-24  
3.19 Judicial Ethics Opinion 99-1  
3.20 Judicial Ethics Opinion 99-2  
3.21 Judicial Ethics Opinion 2000-6  
3.22 Judicial Ethics Opinion 2000-7  
3.23 Judicial Ethics Opinion 2001-5  
3.24 Judicial Ethics Opinion 2001-5  
3.25  Judicial Ethics Opinion 2002-1  
3.26 Judicial Ethics Opinion 2002-9  
3.27 Judicial Ethics Opinion 2002-10  
3.28 Judicial Ethics Opinion 2002-11  
3.29 Judicial Ethics Opinion 2006-4  
3.30 Index for Judicial Ethics Opinions Regarding Judicial Elections  
     
 

 Rules of the Ethics Commission

 
             Proposed Amendments and/or Drafts 2006  
             Click on Proposed Amendments above for the Summary & Rules referenced below as 3.31-3.38  
3.31 Summary  
3.32 Rule Amendment No. 1  
3.33 Rule Amendment No. 2  
3.34 Rule Amendment No. 3  
3.35 Rule Amendment No. 4   
3.36 Rule Amendment No. 5  
3.37 Rule Amendment No. 6  
3.38 Rule Amendment No. 7  
     
Chapter 4 Campaign Reporting and Financial Disclosure  
     
4.1 Ethics Commission Web   and   Email Addresses  
4.2 Letter from the Ethics Commission Re Statutes, Manuals, and Reporting Forms  
4.3 2006-2007 Constitution Ethic Rules Instruction Manual on Campaign Reporting and Financial Disclosure   
     
 

 Forms

 
4.4 Form SO-1 Statement of Organization for Candidate Committees  
4.5 Form SO-2 Statement of Organization for Committees [non-candidate]  
4.6 State Candidate Committees Only Statement of Intent for Minimal Calendar Year Activity

 
4.7 Affidavit of Minimal Activity to the Ethics Commission of The State of Oklahoma  
4.8 Contributor Statement for Individual
Contributor Statement for Committee or Person
 
4.9 Contributor Statement for Fundraisers  
4.10 Form C-1R Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Report  
4.11 Form C-VR Verification of C-1R. C-3R or C-4R  
4.12 Schedule A - Monetary Contributions from Persons other than Committees  
4.13 Schedule A1 – Monetary Contributions from Committees  
4.14 Schedules B, C, and D – Loans – Receipts – In-kind Contributions  
4.15 Schedule D1 – Written Agreements to Make Contributions  
4.16 Schedules E and F – Monetary and Independent Expenditures  
4.17 Schedules G and H – Monetary and In-kind Transfers  
4.18 Schedules I and J – Expenditures Incurred – Loans Owed  
4.19 Form C-3R Statement of Inactivity  
4.20 Form C-4R Last Minute Contributions/Receipts Report   
4.21 Form C-5R Last Minute Independent Expenditures Report   
4.22 Form C-6R Report of Electioneering Communications  
4.23 Form F-1R Statement of Financial Interests for Compensated Filers  
4.24 Form F-1S Supplement to F-1R      
4.25 Form F-2R Statement of Financial Interests for Uncompensated Filers  
4.26 Form F-3R Statement of No Change to Prior F-1R or F-2R  
 

  

 
Chapter 5 Campaign Signs   < - Click on Campaign signs for the laws listed below as 5.1 - 5.14.  
     
5.1

A Guide to Campaign Signs in Judicial Elections

         When signs may be placed

        Where signs may be placed

        Who may place signs

         Size of Signs

        Illegally placed signs

        Penalty for removing the signs of other candidates

 
5.2 Bixby City Ordinance 11-9-1(C)(1)   
5.3 Broken Arrow City Ordinance 2585      
5.4 Cleveland City Ordinance Section 10-309    
5.5 Collinsville City Ordinance 1021.10     
5.6 Glenpool Sign Code Summary  
5.7 Glenpool Sign Permit Form  
5.8 Jenks City Ordinance 4-11-9(11)    
5.9 Owasso City Ordinance 17.5.7   
5.10 Sand Springs City Ordinance 1122  
5.11 Skiatook Sign Ordinance   
5.12 Tulsa Revised City Ordinance 42 § 1201  
5.13 Tulsa Revised City Ordinance 51 § 3107 (13.4 & 18)  
5.14 Tulsa Revised City Ordinance 27 § 1300-1301    
5.15

Signs of the Times: A Guide to Proper Placement of Signs Outsideof the Public Right-of-Way, City of Tulsa Public Works Dept.

 
 
5.16 “For campaign signs, size matters” Tulsa World, July 6, 2006  
5.17

“Tulsan is accused of taking campaign sign” Tulsa World, June 22, 2006

 
     
Chapter 6 Ballots  
     
6.1 Ballot information from A Guide to the 2006 Statewide Elections in Oklahoma     
6.2 “Candidates whose names are first on ballot receive election boost” OSU Research News, Ohio State University, June 30, 1998  
6.3  “Candidate listed first on ballot has an edge” Newhouse News, August 17, 2004  
6.4 Sample Ballot from Primary Election August 25, 1998  
 

  

 
Chapter 7 Candidate Questionnaires     
     
7.1 Oklahoma Bar Association letter and candidate information questionnaire  
7.2 The Oklahoman candidate biographical information sheet  
7.3 Tulsa World letter and candidate questionnaire