Oklahoma Liberty & Integrity group began tracking legislation related to election integrity in the Oklahoma legislative session starting in 2022.
We started with the following bills and resolutions.
In the Senate:
- SB 1820 – Requires notaries to submit a copy of their receipt book – Introduced by Nathan Dahm.
- SB 1805 – Perforated, numbered ballots viewable online by voter – Introduced by Nathan Dahm.
- SB 1690 – Audit of the largest three, smallest three, and three random counties – Introduced by Nathan Dahm.
- SB 1748 – Requires absentee vote requests to include a reason – Introduced by Nathan Dahm.
- SB 1570 – Changes to absentee voting requirements and procedures – Introduced by Warren Hamilton.
- SJR 47 – Constitutional amendment requiring post-election audits – Introduced by Warren Hamilton.
In the House:
- HB 3677 – Creates a new voter roll, re-registering Oklahomans to vote, and other voter registration requirements – Introduced by Sean Roberts – NOTE: This bill’s language has been amended, REMOVING the reregistration portion, and significantly weakening its effect.
- HB 3046 – Requires elections to be paid for with public funds only. Creates the Prohibit the Private Funding of Elections Act.
- HB 2974 – Annual reports on addresses with 10 or more voter registrations to local District Attorneys (DA’s) for investigation and possible criminal referral.
Download a text of the above listed bills as introduced. Amendments could change the language of the legislation. (This file will be updated and does not contain all bills being tracked yet.)
See what happened to the bills filed in the 2022 legislative session. In short, no meaningful election integrity reforms were passed. We did see, however, as a result of redistricting, over 65,000 registration cards “returned to sender” when they were issued in bulk. This illustrates exactly why OKLIG has called for a reset of voter registration in the state – we think every voter should re-register prior to voting in new elections. In order for this to happen, there will need to be legislation passed. HB 3677 would have accomplished this but was stripped of important language.