On April 23, the Oklahoma Senate passed H.B. 2134 by a vote of 28-16. The bill had already passed the House, but because the Senate added some additional provisions, it must return to the House.
The bill lowers the number of signatures for a newly-qualifying party from 5 percent of the last vote cast, to 2.5 percent. If this provision were in effect this year, the number of signatures for 2014 would be 33,372 signatures instead of 66,744.