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Nikki Nice, Kirk Pankratz advance to Nov. 6 runoff in Ward 7 Oklahoma City Council special election

Post Date:08/28/2018 9:37 PM

Nikki Nice and Kirk Pankratz earned the most votes in Tuesday’s primary special election for the Ward 7 Oklahoma City Council seat, advancing to a decisive runoff Nov. 6.

The winner of the Nov. 6 runoff will be sworn in at the beginning of the Council meeting on Nov. 20 to serve the remainder of the seat’s four-year term, which ends in April 2021.

The current representative for Ward 7 is Councilman Lee E. Cooper Jr., who the Council appointed June 5 to serve until the special election. His predecessor resigned.

The 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.

All election results are unofficial until certified by the Oklahoma County Election Board.

Voting and registration information

The Ward 7 runoff on Nov. 6 is the same day as the statewide general election, but on a separate ballot.

All Ward 7 voters registered by Oct. 12 are eligible to vote in the runoff. See a Ward map at

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

You can download a voter registration form at They’re also available at your local county election board, post offices, tag agencies, libraries and other public locations.

Voters who have disabilities can find more information about voter assistance in Oklahoma at

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.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the runoff is 5 p.m. Oct 31. Apply for an absentee ballot or download an absentee ballot request form at

Overseas voters, including military members, can get more information about overseas absentee voting at

Early voting for the runoff is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 1-2 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Oklahoma County Election Board, 4201 N Lincoln Blvd., (405) 713-1515.

Regular voting is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at your usual polling location.

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