Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Senate Approves Presidential Primary Date Move

The Senate has given unanimous approval to a measure moving Oklahoma’s presidential primary from February back to March.

Senator David Holt (R-Oklahoma City) is author of the measure which was approved on Tuesday.

Holt said Senate Bill 808 ensures Oklahoma will not be excluded from the 2012 political conventions.

“Both the Republican and Democratic National Committees have adopted rules that allow only four states to continue to hold presidential primaries in February, 2012. Failure to comply would mean Oklahoma could not fully participate in either national convention,” said Holt. “SB 808 moves our state’s presidential primary to the first Tuesday in March, the earliest date allowed under the new rules.”

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