2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 26. Elections
§26-2-107. Secretary's duties.
The Secretary of the State Election Board shall be the administrative officer of the State Election Board and shall have general supervisory authority over county election boards and shall have the authority to provide administrative supervision to any county election board, as well as the authority to stand in the place of the secretary of the county election board for the purpose of employing county election board personnel when a vacancy exists in the office of the secretary of the county election board. The Secretary shall have the authority to employ and fix the salaries and duties of such personnel as may be necessary to perform the duties of the State Election Board. The Secretary may promulgate, repeal or modify such rules or regulations as the Secretary deems necessary to facilitate and assist in achieving and maintaining uniformity in the application, operation and interpretation of the state and federal election laws and a maximum degree of correctness, impartiality and efficiency in administration of the election laws; provided, however, that such rules or regulations, to be binding and effective, must have been officially adopted by the Secretary of the State Election Board; the procedure and adoption of such rules and regulations shall be subject to the provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act. The Secretary shall promote and encourage voter registration and voter participation in elections. The Secretary shall be the chief state election official responsible for coordination of state responsibilities under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 and under the Help America Vote Act of 2002. The Secretary shall have the authority to implement programs for confirmation of voter registration and for removal of ineligible voters in compliance with general Oklahoma election law and requirements of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.
Added by Laws 1974, c. 153, § 2-107, operative Jan. 1, 1975. Amended by Laws 1979, c. 240, § 2, emerg. eff. June 1, 1979; Laws 1992, c. 247, § 2, emerg. eff. May 21, 1992; Laws 1994, c. 260, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1995; Laws 2003, c. 485, § 2; Laws 2004, c. 545, § 2, eff. July 1, 2005.
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