Oklahoma State Senate District 44 2017 Voting live Results Dates Opinion Exit Poll Candidates

State Senate District 44 2017 Results Voting Live Dates Opinion Exit Poll

State Senate District 44 election Dates 2017

State Senate District 44 Date: 11 July 2017

Oklahoma's forty-fourth state senate district is currently vacant.

Oklahoma State Senate District 44 election 2017 Voting live Results

As of the 2010 census, a total of 79,225 civilians reside within Oklahoma's forty-fourth state senate district. Oklahoma state senators represent an average of 78,153 residents, as of the 2010 Census. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 71,889 residents.

Oklahoma State Senate District 44 Voting Live 2017

  1. A special election for the position of Oklahoma State Senate District 44 has been called for September 12, 2017. A primary election will take place on July 11, 2017. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 3, 2017.
  2. The seat is vacant following Ralph Shortey's (R) resignation.
  3. Michael Brooks is running unopposed in the Democratic primary. Joe Griffin is running unopposed in the Republican primary.

Electoral system of Oklahoma

The Oklahoma primary electoral system was a voting system used to electone winner from a pool of candidates using preferential voting. Voters rank candidates in order of preference, and their votes are initially allocated to their first-choice candidate. If, after this initial count, no candidate has a majority of votes cast, a mathematical formula comes into play. The system was used for primary elections in Oklahoma when it was adopted in 1925 until it was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of Oklahoma in 1926.

Candidates for State Senate 2017


Oklahoma Parties and leaders

  • Oklahoma Democratic Party
  • Oklahoma Republican Party
  • Green Party of Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma Libertarian Party
  • Pirate Party of Oklahoma
  • Socialism in Oklahoma
  • Political party strength in Oklahoma

Oklahoma past election results

Elections for the office of Oklahoma State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 11, 2014. Incumbent Ralph Shortey was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Michael Brooks-Jimenez was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Constance Fawcett ran as an Independent candidate. Shortey defeated Brooks-Jimenez and Fawcett in the general election.

Oklahoma State Senate, District 44 General Election, 2014



Vote %




Ralph Shortey Incumbent





Michael Brooks-Jimenez





Constance Fawcett



Total Votes