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Candidates file for Feb. 12 Oklahoma City Council election in Wards 2, 5, 6 and 8
The nonpartisan election will decide who represents those Wards on the Council for the next four-year term, which begins in April 2019 and ends in April 2023. See a Ward map at okc.gov/WardMap.
Candidates who filed to run for office before Wednesday’s deadline, listed in the order in which they filed, are:
- James Cooper
- Mike Dover
- Suzanne Broadbent
- Tracey Halley Terrell
- Marilyn Davidson
- Steve Hunt
- David Greenwell (incumbent)
- Kristina Hull
- Nathaniel Harding
- JoBeth Hamon
- Jim Holman
- Mark Stonecipher (incumbent)
- Lauren Durmus
Candidates have until 5 p.m. Friday to contest another candidate’s qualifications to the Oklahoma County Election Board.
How the election proceeds in each Ward depends on the number of qualified candidates:
- If one qualified candidate filed to run, that candidate is automatically elected to office.
- If two qualified candidates filed to run, the winner of the primary election on Feb. 12 is elected to office.
- If three or more qualified candidates filed to run, the primary election on Feb. 12 determines whether a runoff on April 2 is necessary.
- If a candidate earns more than half of the votes on Feb. 12, he or she is elected to office. No runoff is necessary.
- If no candidate earns more than half of the votes on Feb. 12, the two candidates with the most votes advance to the April 2 runoff. The runoff winner is elected to office.
The City Council has nine members: the Mayor, who is elected citywide, and one member from each of Oklahoma City’s eight Wards. They serve part-time at the head of the City’s Council-Manager form of government. The Mayor’s annual salary is $24,000, and each Council member’s annual salary is $12,000.
All voters in Wards 2, 5, 6, and 8 are eligible to vote in the Feb. 12 primary 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, which is available at the polling station.
Early voting for the primary election is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 7-8 at your local county election board:
- Oklahoma County Election Board, 4201 N Lincoln Blvd., (405) 713-1515
- Cleveland County Election Board, 641 E Robinson Street, Suite 200 in Norman, (405) 366-0210
Regular voting is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at your usual polling location.
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