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Register to vote by Oct. 12 for Ward 7 Oklahoma City Council runoff on Nov. 6

Post Date:10/01/2018 8:30 AM

The deadline is Oct. 12 to register to vote in the Nov. 6 special election runoff for the Oklahoma City Council seat in Ward 7.

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.

The candidates are Nikki Nice and Kirk Pankratz.

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.

Pankratz and Nice earned the most votes in the primary special election on Aug. 28.

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.

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.

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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