Major Oklahoma Ballot Initiative Legislation Passes Both Chambers

Tue, May 19 2009 by Staff

Oklahoma Senate Bill 800 has passed both chambers of the state legislature and now awaits signature from the Governor. The bill will move challenges to the ballot wording (“gist statement”) to before signatures are collected rather than after. This will prevent ballot initiative petitions from being thrown out due to minor technicalities after the hard work of gathering signatures has been done.