Tulsa County Election

The "penny sales tax" for education didn't pass, but voters here in the Sooner State did back criminal justice reform; the "Right to Farm" State Question was rejected, yet Republicans won big all over Oklahoma on Election Day, as, indeed, they did nationwide. On this edition of StudioTulsa, we are joined by David Blatt of the OK Policy Institute, an non-partisan, non-profit think tank.

Tulsa Jail

Prison overcrowding is, unfortunately, a well-known nationwide phenomenon. It's also a familiar and quite serious problem here in our own backyard, as it were, and thus many local residents feel that if we don't step up and take action, it's only going to worsen --- that is, it'll go from very bad to even worse. On Tuesday, April 1st, Tulsa County voters will be asked to consider two sales-tax initiatives.


In-person absentee voting is underway for the Tulsa Mayor, Auditor, and County Commission District 3 races. Election Board Secretary Patty Bryant says you may vote today and Monday in advance of Tuesday’s election. She says there were 20 people lined up outside Election headquarters when doors opened this morning, and there’s been a steady stream of voters coming in to vote.