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Sen. Bergstrom files legislation ensuring only U.S. citizens/state residents vote in Oklahoma elections

OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, has filed legislation calling for a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment he says will further enhance the integrity of Oklahoma’s election process.  Senate Joint Resolution 27 would clarify that only citizens of the United States are eligible to participate in elections.

“Voting is a right and privilege guaranteed to citizens under the United States and Oklahoma Constitutions.  We must protect the integrity of the ballot,” Bergstrom said.  “In addition to the attacks by liberals on such basic requirements as requiring a valid form of identification to vote, there is now a concerted effort to undermine the value of citizens’ votes by allowing non-citizens to vote in elections.  This ballot initiative simply says that only U.S. citizens who are residents of Oklahoma may vote in Oklahoma elections.”

The measure seeks to amend Section 1 of Article 23 of the Oklahoma Constitution to clarify voting qualifications.  If approved by both chambers, SJR 27 would be placed on the November 2022 general election ballot.



For more information, contact:  Sen. Bergstrom: (405) 521-5561 or