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(CORRECTION) Candidates file for Feb. 12 Oklahoma City Council election in Wards 2, 5, 6 and 8

Post Date:12/05/2018 5:52 PM

Thirteen candidates filed to run in the Feb. 12 primary election for the Oklahoma City Council seats 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:

Ward 2

  • James Cooper
  • Mike Dover
  • Suzanne Broadbent
  • Tracey Halley Terrell
  • Marilyn Davidson

Ward 5

  • Steve Hunt
  • David Greenwell (incumbent)
  • Kristina Hull

Ward 6

  • Nathaniel Harding
  • JoBeth Hamon
  • Jim Holman

Ward 8

  • 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.

Voting information

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.

To check or update your registration status, visit the Oklahoma State Election Board’s website at ok.gov/elections. Find your polling place on your voter ID card or use the online voter tool.

The deadline to register to vote in the election is Jan. 18. Download a voter registration form at ok.gov/elections. They’re also available at your local county election board

You can download a voter registration form at ok.gov/elections. 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 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, which is available at the polling station.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the primary election is 5 p.m. Feb. 6. 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.

Early voting for the primary election is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 7-8 at your local county election board:

Regular voting is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 12 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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