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State Question 798, joint ticket for Gov. and Lt. Gov., rejected by Oklahoma voters

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State Question 798, joint ticket for Gov. and Lt. Gov., rejected by Oklahoma voters.

This measure, proposed by the legislature, would have changed the state constitution so that the governor and lieutenant governor are elected as a “team” instead of independently, as has been the case since statehood. The process for these joint nominations is not specified in the proposed amendment and would be determined by law.

Advocates said combining a combined ticket saves money on elections and gives governors more control over their own administrations. There doesn’t seem to be organized opposition to the proposal, but some people say they prefer electing the two offices separately because it leaves decision-making with voters.

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