2019 CHARTER AMENDMENT ELECTION
ELECTION DATE: July 9, 2019
GIST OF THE PROPOSITION
Article IV, Section 8, of the Oklahoma City Charter currently provides that “[N]o person holding office or employment under the United States Government or the State of Oklahoma, notaries public excepted, or any other State, or municipality, shall hold any office or regular employment under this City of whatever kind or nature, except that members of a Federal, County or State Advisory Board or Commission may hold office or serve on a City Board or Commission.” The amendment adds the words “laws of the” before the words United States to Section 8, and deletes the words “or employment" and “or regular employment” from Section 8 to permit persons employed under the United States or the State of Oklahoma to become City officers or regular City employees. The amendment also deletes the words “or municipality,” and it deletes the exception language as obsolete since Federal, County or State Advisory Board members are not “officers” as defined by law. Section 8, as amended, would therefore read: “No person holding office under the laws of the United States Government or the State of Oklahoma, or any other State, notaries public excepted, shall hold any office under this City of whatever kind or nature.”
All registered Oklahoma City voters are eligible to vote in the election. 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.
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 primary election is 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 #200 in Norman, (405) 366-0210
- Canadian County Election Board, 200 S Bickford Ave. in El Reno, (405) 422-2422
- Pottawatomie County Election Board, 14101 Acme Road in Shawnee, (405) 273-8376