Special Election Set After State Senator Resigns Amid Sexual Battery Charge


Thursday, September 14th 2017, 1:38 pm
By: News On 6


Governor Mary Fallin officially ordered a special election to fill the vacant District 27 seat.

9/12/2017 Related Story: Oklahoma Senator Resigns Following Sexual Battery Charge

The filing period for the special election is October 2nd through October 4th. The special primary, if needed, is set for December 12th and the special general election is scheduled for February 13, 2018.

If a special primary isn’t needed, a news release says the general election will be December 12th.

Senate District 27 covers Beaver, Cimarron, Dewey, Ellis, Harper, Major, Texas, Woods and Woodward counties.

State Senator Bryce Marlatt resigned Tuesday amid allegations of sexual battery against an Uber driver.

7/6/2017 Related Story: Uber Driver Accuses State Senator Bryce Marlatt Of Lewd Acts

The Senator was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on a felony complaint of sexual battery, Tuesday morning, and quickly posted $5,000 to bond out.