Oklahoma citizens may initiate statewide legislation via ballot measures in the form of either initiated state statutes or initiated constitutional amendments. In Oklahoma, citizens also have the power to repeal legislation via veto referendum. We covered this last week here. This week we're taking a look at three of the state questions that will be on the ballot that pertain to criminal justice issues.
State Question 776 is a type of legislatively referred constitutional amendment that will appear on the ballot as a measure because the Oklahoma State legislature voted to put it before the voters.
Election day is Tuesday, November 8. In addition to casting a vote for the highest office in the land, Oklahomans will be deciding a US Senate seat, four US House seats, and yes or no on seven state questions. The seven questions are briefly outlined below. Over the next four weeks, we will be posting more in-depth reviews of each of the state questions on our blog and, when relevant, we?ll include results and recommendations from our past Town Halls. Another great resource for preparing for 11/8 is the 2016 Oklahoma Voter Guide.
November 2016 Ballot Measures
State Question 767 is a legislatively referred constitutional amendment dealing with the death penalty. The amendment would declare all methods of execution be allowed, unless prohibited by the US constitution, and designated statutorily by the legislature. Additionally,...