The 2018 election cycle is of vital importance for Payne County and Oklahoma. This is not only just because of the gubernatorial election, but also the fact that the representatives we elect to the state house will be redrawing our electoral districts. During the calendar year for 2018, residents of Payne County will see elections at all levels.

Register to vote at our headquarters or through the Oklahoma State Board of Elections website: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Register_to_Vote.

Request an absentee ballot, which can be done for any reason, including wanting the convenience of voting at home, here: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Absentee_Voting/

Summary of 2018 Elections

Results: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Election_Info/Election_Results/2018-Election_Results.html

Municipal Elections: Elections occurring in 2018 throughout the cities and towns throughout the county, including those towns only partially in Payne County.
Coyle: School Board Election (February)
Cushing: Propositions (April)
Drumright: City Commissioner (April)
Glencoe: School Board Election (February)
Orlando: Mulhall-Orlando School Propositions 1 & 2 (February)
Perkins: Perkins-Tryon School Propositions 1 & 2 (February)
Ripley: School Board Election (February)
Stillwater: Mayor (April)
Yale: School Board Election (February), City Commissioner (April)

County Elections: county commissioner, district court justices (alongside Logan County)

State-level: governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, treasurer, auditor, insurance commissioner, labor commissioner, and superintendent of public instruction as well as all three state representatives representing Payne County.  Additionally, four justices on the state Supreme Court, two on the state Court of Criminal Appeals, and four on the state Court of Civil Appeals will be up for retention. Finally, two state questions have made it to the ballot (as of Jan. 2018).

Federal-level: US House District 3

Election Dates

School Board Elections – February 13, 2018 (must be registered by January 19, request absentee ballot by February 7)
County and Municipal Office Elections
April 3, 2018 (must be registered by March 9, request absentee ballot by March 29)
Primary Election
June 26, 2018 (must be registered by June 1, request absentee ballot by June 20)
Runoff for the Primary Election (if needed) August 28, 2018 (must be registered by Aug. 3, request absentee ballot by Aug. 22)
General ElectionNovember 6, 2018 (must be registered by October 12, request absentee ballot by Oct. 31)

Find your polling place: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Online_Voter_Tool
Remember, polls are open 7am to 7pm on election day

Municipal Elections (April 3)

All politics start local! Be sure to vote in your municipal elections

Coyle: None
Cushing: Propositions 1 (Purchase of two fire trucks – Yes), 2 (Building an animal shelter – Yes), and 3 (Purchase of street sweeper – Yes)
Drumright: None
Glencoe: None
Orlando: None
Perkins: None
Ripley: None
Stillwater: Mayor (Nonpartisan Race: Councilor Will Joyce vs fmr. Board of Ed Pres. Kevin Clark)
Yale: City Commissioner (Nonpartisan Race: Brian Porter, Jr. vs. Michael McCullough)




Mr. Frankie Robbins, Democrat, Medford
Murray Mark Thibodeaux, Democrat, Tulsa
Other candidates:
Rep. Frank D. Lucas – Republican, Cheyenne (Incumbent)
Mr. Eldon Dugan, Republican, Howe



State Question 788: Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative
This question will be a part of the June 26 primary elections

State Question 794: Amending Section 34 of Article II of the Oklahoma State Constitution, expanding the rights of crime victims
This question will be a part of the November 6 general elections


former Atty Gen. Drew Edmondson, Democrat, Oklahoma City
former State Sen. Connie Johnson, Democrat, Forest Park

Other Candidates:
Mr. Christopher Barnett, Republican, Tulsa
OKC Mayor Mick Cornett, Republican, Oklahoma City
Fmr State Rep. Dan Fisher, Republican, Yukon
Mr. Eric Foutch, Republican, McCloud
State Auditor Gary Jones, Republican, Cache
Mr. Barry Gowdy, Republican, Elk City
Lt. Gov. Mike Lamb, Republican, Oklahoma City
Fmr US Attorney Gary Richardson, Republican, Tulsa
Mr. Blake “Cowboy” Stephens, Republican, Tahlequah
Mr. Kevin Stitt, Republican, Tulsa
Mr. Rex Lawhorn, Libertarian, Broken Arrow
Mr. Joe “Exotic” Maldonado, Libertarian, Wynnewood
Mr. Chris Powell, Libertarian, Bethany


Mrs. Anna Dearmore, Democrat, Okmulgee
State Sen. Anastasia Pittman, Democrat, Spencer
Other Candidates:
Mr. Dominique DaMón Block, Sr., Republican, Oklahoma City
State Sen. Eddie Fields, Republican, Wynona
OCC Member Dana Murphy, Republican, Edmond
Mr. Mark Pinnell, Republican, Tulsa
Dr. Ivan Holmes, Independent


District 33

Mr. Brandon T. Phillips, Democrat, Stillwater
Other candidates:
Rep. Greg Babinec, Republican, Cushing (Incumbent)
Mayor Jason Shilling, Republican, Perkins
Mr. John T. Talley, Republican, Stillwater

District 34

Ms. Trish Ranson, Democrat, Stillwater
Other candidates:
Mr. Aaron Means, Republicans, Stillwater

District 35

Ms. Jasha Lyons Echo-Hawk, Democrat, Pawnee
Other candidates:
Mr. Ty Burns, Republican, Morrison
Mr. James Winn, Republican, Mannford


Mr. Mark Myles, Democrat, Oklahoma City
Other candidates:
Atty Gen. Mike Hunter, Republican, Oklahoma City (Incumbent)
Ms. Angela Bonilla, Republican, Glenpool
Mr. Gentner Drummond, Republican, Hominy


No democratic candidate
Other candidates:
Rep. Randy McDaniel, Republican, Oklahoma City
Mr. Charles de Coune, Independent, Oklahoma City


No democratic candidate
Other candidates:
Deputy Auditor Cindy Bird, Republican, Coalgate
Mr. Charlie Prater, Republican, Edmond
Mr. John Uzzo, Republican, Tahlequah
Dr. John Yeutter, Libertarian, Tahlequah


Ms. Kimberly Fobbs, Democrat, Tulsa
Other candidates:
Mr. Donald Chasteen, Republican, Inola
Rep. Glen Mulready, Republican, Tulsa


Mr. Fred Dorrell, Democrat, Broken Arrow
Mr. Sam A. Mis-soum, Democrat, Tulsa

Other candidates:
Mrs. Cathy Costello, Republican, Edmond
Rep. Leslie Osborn, Republican, Tuttle
Mr. Keith Swinton, Republican, Norman


Dr. John Cox, Democrat, Peggs
Other candidates:
State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, Republican, Tulsa (Incumbent)
Fmr Deputy Labor Commissioner Linda Murphy, Republican, Edmond
Mr. Will Farrell, Republican, Tulsa
Mr. Larry Huff, Independent, Oklahoma City


Appointed by a Democratic Governor:
Vice Chief Justice Norma D. Gurich
Hon. James Edmondson
Hon. Yvonne Kauger

Other justice up for retention:
Hon. Patrick Wyrick


Appointed by a Democratic Governor:
Hon. Arlene Johnson
Hon. David B. Lewis

Other justices up for retention:


Appointed by a Democratic Governor:
Hon. Robert D. Bell

Other justices up for retention:
Hon. Kenneth Buettner
Hon. Bay Mitchell
Hon. Barbara G. Swinton


Mr. Blake Cummings, Democrat, Maud
Ms. Ashley Nicole-McCray, Democrat, Norman

Mr. Ken Reich, Democrat, Idabel
Mr. Beau Williams, Democrat, Edmond
Other candidates:
OCC Member Bob Anthony, Republican, Oklahoma City (Incumbent)
Fmr State Sen. Pres. Pro Tempore Brian Bingman
Mr. Harold D. Spradling, Republican, Cherokee
Ms. Jackie Short, Independent, Oklahoma City

Payne County

County Commissioner – District 1

No democratic candidate
Other candidates:
County Commissioner Zach Cavett, Republican (incumbent)
Mr. Bill Gipson, Republican
Mr. Dyllon Roe, Republican

County Commissioner – District 3

No democratic candidate
Other Candidates:
County Commissioner Kent Bradley, Republican (incumbent)
Mr. Rocky Blaiser, Republican
Fmr County Commissioner Jim Arthur, Independent

County Treasurer

No democratic candidate
Other candidates:
County Treasurer Carla Manning, Republican (Incumbent)

County Assessor

No democratic candidate
Other candidates:
County Assessor James Cowan, Republican (Incumbent)

District 9 District Judge (Payne & Logan Counties)(Non-Partisan)

Hon. Phillip Corley, Stillwater (Incumbent)

Payne County Associate District Judge

Hon. Stephen Kistler, Stillwater (Incumbent)

District 9 District Attorney (Payne & Logan Counties)

Rep. Cory T. Williams, Democrat, Stillwater
Other candidates:
Mrs. Laura Austin Thomas, Republican, Stillwater (Incumbent)
Ms. Jill Ochs-Tontz, Republican, Guthrie

Not up for election: County Sheriff, County Commissioner – District 2, Court Clerk, County Clerk