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Request absentee ballot by Oct. 31 to vote by mail in Ward 7 Oklahoma City Council runoff on Nov. 6

Post Date:10/22/2018 8:30 AM

The deadline is Oct. 31 to request an absentee ballot to vote by mail in the Nov. 6 special election runoff for the Oklahoma City Council seat in Ward 7.

Apply for an absentee ballot or download an absentee ballot request form at ok.gov/elections.

Overseas voters, including military members, can get more information about overseas absentee voting at ok.gov/elections.

The candidates are Nikki Nice and Kirk Pankratz. See a sample ballot here.

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 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 the Oct. 12 deadline are eligible to vote in the runoff. 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.

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

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