Election Lawsuit

Oklahoma City, oK – Okla. attorney wants state questions off ballot

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Election Board secretary says a lawsuit filed over two proposals on the Nov. 2 general election ballot could cause problems.

Attorney James Thomas filed the lawsuit in Tulsa County, challenging the constitutionality of State Question 751, which would require state business to be conducted only in English and State Question 746, which would require people to present photo identification before they can vote.

Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax told The Oklahoman it's questionable whether enough ballots could be printed in time if the process had to be restarted.

Thomas says instead of trying to keep the proposals from being placed on the ballot until a hearing can be held, he'll instead seek a ruling that the proposals are unconstitutional.

A Sept. 17 hearing has been scheduled on the lawsuit.


Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com