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Request absentee ballot by Aug. 22 to vote by mail in Ward 7 Oklahoma City Council special election on Aug. 28
The candidates in the primary special election, listed in the order in which they will appear on the ballot, are:
- Ed Alexander
- John Albert Pettis
- Kirk Pankratz
- Leslie Johnson III
- Nikki Nice
- Chris Harrison
- Lisa Butler
- Margaret Walsh
Click here to see a sample ballot.
The winner will serve the remainder of the four-year term for the seat, which was vacated when the previous Council representative from Ward 7 resigned. The term ends in April 2021.
The seat is currently held by Councilman Lee E. Cooper Jr., who the Council appointed June 5 to fill the vacancy until the special election.
If a candidate earns a majority of the votes in the Aug. 28 primary, he or she wins the seat. Otherwise, the two candidates with the most votes will stand in a decisive runoff Nov. 6.
The Council is nonpartisan and members serve part-time at the head of the City’s Council-Manager form of government. The Mayor’s annual salary is $24,000, and Council members’ annual salary is $12,000.
All Ward 7 voters who were registered by the Aug. 3 deadline are eligible to vote in the Aug. 28 primary special election. See a Ward map at okc.gov/wardmap.
State law requires proof of identity to vote. Acceptable forms of ID are a voter ID card, driver’s license or another form of ID issued by the federal government, state government or federally recognized tribal government. Voters may also cast a provisional ballot by proving their identity with a signed, sworn affidavit.
Regular voting is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at your usual polling location.
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