U.S. Senate, Oklahoma Democratic primaryRepublican primaryGeneral election Election details Filing deadline: April 10, 2020 Primary: June 30, 2020Primary runoff: August 25, 2020General: November 3, 2020Pre-election incumbent:Jim Inhofe (Republican) How to vote Poll times: 7 a.m. to 7 daypg.comng in Oklahoma Race ratings Cook Political Report: Solid RepublicanSabato’s Crystal Ball: Safe RepublicanInside Elections: Solid Republican Ballotpedia analysis U.S. Senate battlegroundsU.S. House battlegroundsFederal and state primary competitivenessBallotpedia’s Election Analysis Hub, 2020 See also U.S. Senate, OklahomaU.S. Senate • 1st • 2nd • 3rd • 4th • 5thOklahoma elections, 2020U.S. Congress elections, 2020U.S. Senate elections, 2020U.S. House elections, 2020
Voters in Oklahoma elected one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 3, 2020.
Incumbent Jim Inhofe won election in the general election for U.S. Senate Oklahoma.
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Candidate filing deadline Primary election General election April 10, 2020 June 30, 2020 November 3, 2020 The election filled the Class II Senate seat held by Jim Inhofe (R). Inhofe was first elected in 1994.
Election procedure changes in 2020
See also: Changes to election dates, procedures, and administration in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 2020
Ballotpedia provided comprehensive coverage of how election dates and procedures changed in 2020. While the majority of changes occurred as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, some changes occurred for other reasons.
Oklahoma modified its absentee/mail-in voting procedures for the November 3, 2020, general election as follows:
- Absentee/mail-in voting: Voters casting absentee ballots could submit copies of their identification in lieu of fulfilling the notarization requirement in the event of a state of emergency occurring within 45 days of an election. Individuals experiencing symptoms indicative of COVID-19, and individuals classified as vulnerable to infection, could cast an absentee ballot under the ‘physical incapacitation’ eligibility criterion.
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Candidates and election results
Withdrawn or disqualified candidates
- Perry Williams (D)
- Dylan Billings (D)
- Mike Workman (D)
- Bevon Rogers (D)
- Tyler Dougherty (D)
- Paul Tay (D)
Ballot access requirements
The table below details filing requirements for U.S. Senate candidates in Oklahoma in the 2020 election cycle. For additional information on candidate ballot access requirements in Oklahoma, click here.
Filing requirements for U.S. Senate candidates, 2020 State Office Party Signatures required Signature formula Filing fee Filing fee formula Filing deadline Source Oklahoma U.S. Senate All candidates N/A N/A $2,000.00 Fixed number 4/10/2020 Source
This section contains campaign finance figures from the Federal Election Commission covering all candidate fundraising and spending in this election. It does not include information on fundraising before the current campaign cycle or on spending by satellite groups. The numbers in this section are automatically updated as candidates file new campaign finance reports. Candidates for Congress are required to file financial reports on a quarterly basis, as well as two weeks before any primary, runoff, or general election in which they will be on the ballot and upon the termination of any campaign committees.
Name Party Receipts* Disbursements** Cash on hand Date Jim Inhofe Republican Party $4,670,324 $4,973,446 $323,565 As of December 31, 2016 Abby Broyles Democratic Party $2,089,401 $2,062,804 $39,996 As of December 31, 2020 Joan Farr Independent $7,438 $11,033 $-3,595 As of November 30, 2020 April Nesbit Independent $3,359 $3,322 $36 As of December 31, 2020 Robert Murphy Libertarian Party $0 $0 $0 Data not available
Source: Federal Elections Commission, “Campaign finance data,” .
* According to the FEC, “Receipts are anything of value (money, goods, services or property) received by a political committee.” ** According to the FEC, a disbursement “is a purchase, payment, distribution, loan, advance, deposit or gift of money or anything of value to influence a federal election,” plus other kinds of payments not made to influence a federal election.
See also: Race rating definitions and methods
Ballotpedia provides race ratings from three outlets: The Cook Political Report, Inside Elections, and Sabato’s Crystal Ball. Each race rating indicates if one party is perceived to have an advantage in the race and, if so, the degree of advantage:
- Safe and Solid ratings indicate that one party has a clear edge and the race is not competitive.
- Likely ratings indicate that one party has a clear edge, but an upset is possible.
- Lean ratings indicate that one party has a small edge, but the race is competitive.
- Tossup ratings indicate that neither party has an advantage.
Race ratings are informed by a number of factors, including polling, candidate quality, and election result history in the race’s district or state.
Race ratings: U.S. Senate election in Oklahoma, 2020Race trackerRace ratingsNovember 3, 2020October 27, 2020October 20, 2020October 13, 2020The Cook Political ReportSolid RepublicanSolid RepublicanSolid RepublicanSolid RepublicanInside Elections with Nathan L. GonzalesSolid RepublicanSolid RepublicanSolid RepublicanSolid RepublicanLarry J. Sabato’s Crystal BallSafe RepublicanSafe RepublicanSafe RepublicanSafe RepublicanNote: Ballotpedia updates external race ratings every week throughout the election season.
U.S. Senate, Oklahoma General Election, 2016 Party Candidate Vote % Votes Republican James Lankford Incumbent 67.7% 980,892 Democratic Mike Workman 24.6% 355,911 Libertarian Robert Murphy 3% 43,421 Independent Sean Braddy 2.8% 40,405 Independent Mark Beard 1.9% 27,418 Total Votes 1,448,047 Source: Oklahoma State Election Board
U.S. Senate, Oklahoma General Election, 2014 Party Candidate Vote % Votes Republican Jim Inhofe Incumbent 68% 558,166 Democratic Matt Silverstein 28.5% 234,307 Independent Ray Woods 1.2% 9,913 Independent Aaron DeLozier 0.9% 7,793 Independent Joan Farr 1.3% 10,554 Total Votes 820,733 Source: Oklahoma State Election Board
On November 2, 2010, Tom Coburn won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Jim Rogers (D), Stephen P. Wallace (I) and Ronald F. Dwyer (I) in the general election.
U.S. Senate, Oklahoma General Election, 2010 Party Candidate Vote % Votes Republican Tom Coburn incumbent 70.6% 718,482 Democratic Jim Rogers 26.1% 265,814 Independent Stephen P. Wallace 2.5% 25,048 Independent Ronald F. Dwyer 0.8% 7,807 Total Votes 1,017,151
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