In anticipation of the presidential election in November, the Progress has done a series of stories covering voting, candidates and various issues that will appear on the ballot.

State questions

“SQ 805: Earns place on Nov. ballot, receives local criticism”

The Progress interviewed Claremore Police Chief Stan Brown, Sen. Marty Quinn, Rep. Tom Gann and Rep. Mark Lepak on the ballot question.

“What is SQ 814?”

The Progress interviewed local legislators Sen. Marty Quinn and Rep. Mark Lepak as well as a local TSET program employee about the implications of Sate Question 814.


In “Q&A: Broyles, Inhofe vye for senate seat” incumbent Sen. Jim Inhofe and challenger Abby Broyles were given the same six questions to answer.

In “Q&A: Mullin, Lanier face off for congressional seat” incumbent congressman Markwayne Mullin and challenge Danyell Lanier were given the same five questions to answer.


In “5 Things to Know: Wha’ts the difference in absentee and mail in voting” the Oklahoma State Election Board addresses some misconceptions with each of the voting methods.

In “Video: how to submit your absentee ballot” Election Board Secretary Julie Dermody walks voters through how to properly submit absentee ballots.

If there are any other election-related stories you want to see, let us know. Send you ideas to cbaron@claremore

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In November, voters will be asked to weigh in on State Question 814—though less than 60 days from the election little has been said about the …

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Rogers County Election Board Secretary Julie Dermody demonstrates the correct way to submit and send back your absentee ballots and identifyin…

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State Question 805 is under fire from two Oklahoma sheriffs.

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The interest in the Nov. 3 elections has produced thousands of new Rogers County voters, including some who were getting registered just minut…