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Request absentee ballot by Feb. 6 to vote by mail in Feb. 12 Oklahoma City Council election for Wards 2, 5, 6 and 8
Request an absentee ballot by 5 p.m. Feb. 6 to vote by mail in the Oklahoma City Council primary election on Feb. 12 for 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 who were registered by the Jan. 18 deadline are eligible to vote in the Feb. 12 primary election. See a Ward map at okc.gov/WardMap.
Qualified candidates, listed in the order in which they will appear on the ballot, are:
Ward 2 (see sample ballot)
- Suzanne Broadbent
- Marilyn Davidson
- James Cooper
- Tracey Halley Terrell
- Mike Dover
Ward 5 (see sample ballot)
- David Greenwell (incumbent)
- Kristina Hull
Ward 6 (see sample ballot)
- JoBeth Hamon
- Nathaniel Harding
- Jim Holman
Ward 8 (see sample ballot)
- 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.
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
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