The Oklahoma state government is divided into three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial. The Oklahoma Constitution establishes the structure and function of each branch.
The executive branch is responsible for carrying out the laws of Oklahoma. The head of the executive branch is the governor, who is elected by the people. The governor appoints a cabinet of secretaries to oversee the various departments of state government.
The Oklahoma Legislature consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The legislature meets annually to consider bills that have been proposed by the governor or by members of the legislature. If a bill is approved by both houses of the legislature, it becomes law.
The Oklahoma judiciary consists of the Supreme Court, the Court of Criminal Appeals, and the Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court is the highest course state, and it hears appeals from lower courts. The Court of Criminal Appeals hears appeals from criminal cases that have been tried in Oklahoma’s district courts. The Court of Appeals hears appeals from civil cases that have been tried in Oklahoma’s district courts.
The government is responsible for the well-being of Oklahoma residents. This includes providing services and benefits, protecting citizens from crime, and maintaining Oklahoma’s infrastructure. The state government also works to improve the state’s economy and create jobs. Lastly, the government is responsible for educating Oklahoma residents about their rights and responsibilities as citizens.
Official Name: Oklahoma
Governor: Kevin Stitt
Contact: Contact the governor
Main Address: 2300 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK, 73105
Phone Number: 405-521-2342
Toll Free: 1-800-955-3468