Democrat candidates for Labor Commissioner, Insurance Commissioner and Corporation Commissioner will be in Miami Monday, July 30 at the Ottawa County Courthouse Annex.
MIAMI - Democrats vying for three separate state seats in 2019 will be in Miami at the end of the month as guest speakers at a meeting of the Democrats of Ottawa County.
Fred Dorrell, candidate for Labor Commissioner; Kimberly Fobbs, candidate for Insurance Commissioner and Ashley Nicole McCray, candidate for Corporation Commissioner will be on hand to address attendees and take questions Monday, July 30 at the Ottawa County Courthouse Annex, 123 E Central Ave., Miami.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. and is open to all. The Miami News-Record will be live streaming the event on our Facebook page and accepting questions for candidates.
"Very seldom do we have the opportunity to meet candidates for these races but these three people are happy to travel to Ottawa County to speak and tell us why they would like our votes in the General Election," said Debbie Langford, a lead organizer for the Democrats of Ottawa County. "I hope that the people of Ottawa County will join us to learn more about our candidates."
Dorell and Fobbs have both secured a place on the November General Election ballot. Dorrell beat out fellow Democrat Sam A Mis-Soum in the June 26 Primary Election and will face either Cathy Costello or Leslie Osborn depending on the outcome of the Aug. 28 runoff for the seat of Labor Commissioner.
Oklahoma is among ten states where a runoff election is required if no candidate gets a majority of the vote in the Primary.
Fobbs went unopposed on the Democratic ticket for Insurance Commissioner and will face off against Republican Glen Mulready in November.
Democrats will decide between McCray and Blake Cummings as their pick for Corporation Commissioner in August, with the winner looking at a three-way race in November against either incumbent Bob Anthony and Brian Bingman for Republicans and Independent Jackie Short.
In Ottawa County, Democrats will also need to select between candidates for the Oklahoma District 2 Congressional seat and County Commissioner District 1 seat in the Aug. 28 runoff.
Candidate seats without a majority vote move on to a runoff Primary Election on Aug. 28. The last day to register to vote in the Aug. runoff election is Friday, Aug. 3. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22.
Early voting dates for the Aug. 28 Runoff Election are Thursday, Aug. 23, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 24, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 25, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Party candidates winning a majority in the Primary and Primary Runoff elections will face off in the Nov. 6 General Election.
The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election is Friday, Oct. 12. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Early voting dates for the Nov. 6 General Election are Thursday, Nov. 1, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
To register, confirm your registration, or find your voting place use the Online Voter Tool at the Oklahoma State Election Board website, https://www.ok.gov/elections.
Voter registration and information is also available at the Ottawa County Election Board, 123 E. Central Ave, Suite #104, Miami.
The County Election Board is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be contacted by calling 918-542-2893 or emailing OttawaCounty@elections.ok.gov.
A list of Ottawa County precinct locations is also available at https://ottawa.okcounties.org/departments/election-board/precincts.
Dorothy Ballard is the managing news editor for the Miami News-Record. Email her at email@example.com and follow her on Twitter @dm_ballard.