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Vote on Tuesday in Ward 7 Oklahoma City Council special election

Post Date:08/27/2018 8:30 AM

Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday for regular voting in the primary special election for the Oklahoma City Council seat in Ward 7.

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.

All Ward 7 voters who were registered by the Aug. 3 deadline are eligible to vote in the election. See a Ward map at okc.gov/wardmap.

Use your voter ID card or the Oklahoma State Election Board’s online voter tool at ok.gov/elections to find your polling location or confirm your registration.

Voters who have disabilities can find more information about voter assistance in Oklahoma at ok.gov/elections.                        

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.

About the election

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 Tuesday’s primary, he or she wins the seat. Otherwise, the two candidates with the most votes will stand in a decisive runoff Nov. 6.

The Oklahoma City Council has nine members: the Mayor, who is elected citywide, and one member representing each of Oklahoma City’s eight Wards.

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.

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Media Contact
Kristy Yager
(405) 297-2550 / (405) 863-2831
kristy.yager@okc.gov

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