Sen. Marlatt resigns and Fallin calls for another special election

Governor Mary Fallin ordered a special election to fill the vacancy in Oklahoma Senate District 27 caused by the irrevocable resignation of former Sen.Bryce Marlatt.

Marlatt, a Republican, resigned from office after being charged with sexual battery following a complaint by an Uber driver.

The filing period for the special election is Oct. 2, 3 and 4. The special primary election is set for Dec. 12 and the special general election is scheduled for Feb. 13, 2018.

In the event a special primary election is not necessary, the special general election will be Dec. 12.

Marlatt, of Woodward, submitted his resignation on Tuesday. Senate District 27 covers Beaver, Cimarron, Dewey, Ellis, Harper, Major, Texas, Woods and Woodward counties.