Friday, November 3, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today ordered a special election to fill the vacancy in Oklahoma House District 51 caused by the immediate resignation of Scott Biggs.
The filing period for the special election is Nov. 13, 14 and 15. The special primary election is set for Jan. 9, and the special general election is scheduled for March 6.
In the event a special primary election is not necessary, the special general election will be Jan. 9.
Biggs, of Chickasha, announced his resignation Thursday. House District 51 covers Grady, Stephens and McClain counties.
If the governor had not acted today, the next available date for a general election would have been in April. The legislative session is scheduled to end on the last Friday in May.