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Register to vote by Jan. 18 for Feb. 12 Oklahoma City Council election in Wards 2, 5, 6 and 8

Post Date:01/08/2019 10:54 AM

The voter registration deadline is Jan. 18 for the Oklahoma City Council primary election on Feb. 12 in Wards 2, 5, 6 and 8.

The nonpartisan election and potential runoff will decide who represents those Wards on the Council for the next four-year term, which begins in April.

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.

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.

Election information

Qualified candidates, listed in the order in which they will appear on the ballot, are:

Ward 2

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

Ward 5

  • David Greenwell (incumbent)
  • Kristina Hull

Ward 6

  • JoBeth Hamon
  • Nathaniel Harding
  • Jim Holman

Ward 8

  • Lauren Durmus
  • Mark Stonecipher (incumbent)

How the election proceeds in each Ward depends on the number of qualified candidates:

  • In Wards 5 and 8, the winner of the primary election on Feb. 12 is elected to office.
  • In Wards 2 and 6 where more than two qualified candidates are running, 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.

More voting information

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. EMBARK bus and OKC Streetcar service will be free on all routes on Feb. 12 to help voters get to the polls.

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

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