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Press coverage on Ballot Access Reform in Oklahoma

  • The Oklahoman, March 6th, 2010 - Not Entirely Accurate - Micah Gamino

  • The Oklahoman, March 6th, 2010 - Now's the Time - Marcus Kesler

  • Oklahoma Gazette, June 17th, 2009 - Can Oklahoma change its ballot laws, the strictest in the country? - C. G. Niebank (web)

  • The Oklahoman, May 23rd, 2009 - For Third Parties, Maybe 2010 - Editorial

  • The Oklahoman, March 2nd, 2009 - Party Push: Taking a Small Step for Ballot Access - Editorial

  • Muskogee Pheonix, Nov. 1st, 2007 - The people speak: Support democracy by signing petition - Jean McMahon

  • The Journal Record, Oct. 24th, 2007 - Ex-Congressman supports ballot reform - Ron Jenkins

  • Tulsa World, Oct. 24th, 2007 - Libertarians want easier ballot access - Barbara Hoberock

  • The Oklahoman, Oct. 24th, 2007 - GOP is no longer focused on liberty, ex-legislator says - John Greiner

  • Daily Report, Oct. 23rd, 2007 - Former Congressman Barr supports Oklahoma change - Ron Jenkins (AP Writer)

  • Oklahoma Gazette, Oct. 17th, 2007 - Advocates pushing for third party on state ballots taking petition route - Lisa Janssen

  • Journal Record, Oct. 16th, 2007 - Advocates pushing for third party on state ballots taking petition route - Tim Talley

  • Bartlesville Examiner Enterprise, Oct. 16th, 2007 - Political coalition amends ballot access petition - Tim Talley

  • Blog Talk Radio, Oct. 15th, 2007 - Interview with Jimmy Cook, OBAR Vice-Chairman

  • KGOU, Sept. 21, 2007 - Oklahoma’s Third Parties Launch Campaign for Ballot Access (with OBAR chairman and National Libertarian Director)

  • The Journal Record, Sept. 17, 2007 - Oklahomans for Ballot Access Reform calls for relaxed party requirements - Janice Francis-Smith

  • The Tulsa World, Sept. 15, 2007 - Third parties seek more access to votes - Barbara Hoberock

  • The Oklahoman, Sept. 14, 2007 - Third parties file petition to be included on ballots - John Greiner

  • KOTV, Sept. 14, 2007 - Small Political Parties Seek Easier Ballot Access

  • The Norman Transcript, Sept. 6, 2007 - National Libertarian Director supports OBAR

  • OK Insider, Aug. 20, 2007 - OK-Ballot reform coalition seeks more boxes on ballots - Erin Boeckman

  • The Oklahoman, April 9, 2007 - Only Two Choices - Letter to the Editor by Larry Brittain

  • The Oklahoman, March 21, 2007 - 'High burden': Fighting for ballot access - Oklahoman Editorial

  • OK Gazette, April 4, 2007 - The Majority Silencing the Minority -Letter to the Editor by David Splinter

  • Oklahoma Gazette, March 7, 2007 - Silencing the Minority - Commentary by Richard Prawdzienkski

  • El Reno Tribune, Jan. 30, 2007 - Reform Ballot Access Laws - Letter to the Editor by Robert K Stock.

  • The Oklahoman, Jan. 25, 2007 - Out of Line - Letter to the Editor by Larry Brittain.

  • Oklahoma Gazette, Dec. 15, 2006 - Voter Choice - Commentary by Richard Prawdzienkski

  • The Oklahoman, Nov. 3, 2006 - Glass half full for Independents - Editorial saying ballot access laws are too tough.

  • The Oklahoma Daily, Nov. 1, 2006 - Thinking Outside the Box - Ballot access laws make it tough to be an Independent Okie

  • Oklahoma Gazette, Nov. 1, 2006 - Don't Vote - Commentary by Richard Prawdzienkski -- He says it is scary "how our two-party power structure forces both candidates and voters into undesirable positions" and that "with parties of their own, the true agenda of a candidate would stand out clearly."

  • OK Insider, Oct. 10, 2006 - OK State ballot access reformers to try again in 2007 (note: the open/closed primary issue is different than ballot access, which is about getting a new party on the ballot)

  • Oklahoma Gazette, Sept. 20, 2006 - Silence Rules - Commentary by Richard Prawdzienkski

  • Oklahoma Gazette, July 12, 2006 - More Competition, Better Democracy - Letter to the Editor by David Splinter

  • Oklahoma Gazette, March 23, 2005 - Words ring hollow - Op-ed commentary by James M. Branum

  • The Journal Record, March 7, 2005 - Our state constitution guarantees fair elections - Letter to the Editor by Jimmy Cook

  • The Muskogee Daily Phoenix, March 5, 2005 - Bill would allow more candidates - Letter to the Editor by James M. Branum

  • The Claremore Progress, March 4, 2005 - Demand fair elections, Letter to the Editor by Jimmy Cook

  • The Journal Record Legislative Report, March 4, 2005 - Third parties seeking improved ballot access in Oklahoma

  • The Edmond Sun, March 2, 2005 - Cooksey's bill would make state elections more open - Letter to the Editor by James M. Branum

  • The Oklahoman, March 2, 2005 - Your Views: Ballot access laws (3 letters to the editor)

  • The Oklahoman, February 28, 2005 - Letter to the Editor by D. Frank Robinson

  • The Oklahoman, February 25, 2005- Ballot law overly restrictive, column by Chris Powell

  • Tulsa World, February 20, 2005 - Letter to the Editor by Mike Clem

  • Edmond Sun, Feb., 2, 2005 - Open Ballots - Minor party officials discuss frustrations over lack of access

  • Oklahoma Gazette: , February 9, 2005 - Easing Access
    A new bill may make getting on the ballot easier for the state's third parties. Official say that if the bill is approved, Oklahoma's ballot-access laws will match those of other states. by Deborah Benjamin

  • KGOU: Oklahoma Voices radio program Dec. 19, 2004 -Featuring interview segments with Mike Clingman (secretary of the Oklahoma State Election Board), Tom Laurent (Oklahoma Libertarian Party), Rachel Jackson (Oklahoma Green Party), and John Anderson (former Presidential candidate/Center for Voting and Democracy)

  • The Journal Record, Nov. 26, 2004 - Small parties unite behind ballot reforms

  • Oklahoma Gazette:, November 20, 2004 - Third-party access?
    Ralph Nader won't be one of the options during the Nov. 2 election in Oklahoma. Why do third-party presidential candidates have such a difficult time getting on the ballot in this state? BY DEBORAH BENJAMIN

  • The Oklahoman, October 1, 2004 - Fractional politics, Oklahoman Editorial says "We agree with them that ballot access is a problem that needs to be fixed."

  • The Oklahoman, August 11, 2004 - More Choices Best, letter by Richard Prawdzienski

  • The Oklahoman, April 30, 2003 - State's Ballot Access Is Arduous, article by Clarke Duffe

  • The Oklahoman, December 13, 2002 - Reform Ballot Access, letter by Chris Powell

  • Oklahoma League of Political Scientists, May 16, 2002 - Fair Ballot Access Poll, Fair ballot access would have a positive effect said 71% of Oklahoma political scientists polled.

  • The Oklahoman, October 18, 2000 - Open debates to other candidates, article by R.C. Sevier White

  • The Oklahoman, September 17, 1999 - Oklahoma Voters Lack Choices of Others, article by Richard Winger, editor of Ballot Access News

  • For additional information, see the: 2006 OBAR Legislative Information Packet

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