OKC VeloCity | Eight candidates file for Ward 7 Oklahoma City Council seat

Eight candidates file for Ward 7 Oklahoma City Council seat

By OKC.gov / Inside OKC / June 22, 2018

Eight candidates filed to run in the Aug. 28 primary special election to represent Ward 7 on the Oklahoma City Council.

The candidates are:

  • Ed Alexander
  • John Albert Pettis
  • Lisa Butler
  • Leslie Johnson III
  • Chris Harrison
  • Kirk Pankratz
  • Margaret Walsh
  • Nikki Nice

If a candidate earns a majority of the votes on Aug. 28, he or she wins the seat. Otherwise, the two candidates with the most votes will stand in a decisive runoff Nov. 6.

The winner will serve the remainder of the four-year term for the seat, which was vacated when the previous Council representative from Ward 7 resigned. The term ends in April 2021.

The Council appointed Lee E. Cooper Jr. to represent Ward 7 until the special election. He’ll be sworn in Tuesday.

The Oklahoma City Council has nine members: the Mayor, who is elected citywide, and one member representing each of Oklahoma City’s eight Wards.

The Council is nonpartisan and members serve part-time at the head of the City’s Council-Manager form of government. The Mayor’s annual salary is $24,000, and Council members’ annual salary is $12,000.

Voting and registration information

All Ward 7 voters registered by Aug. 3 are eligible to vote in the Aug. 28 primary special election. See a Ward map at okc.gov/wardmap.

Use your voter ID card or the Oklahoma State Election Board’s online voter toolat ok.gov/elections to find your polling location or confirm your registration.

You can download a voter registration form at ok.gov/elections. They’re also available at your local county election boardpost officestag agencieslibrariesand other public locations.

Voters who have disabilities can find more information about voter assistancein 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.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the primary special election is 5 p.m. Aug. 22. 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 special election is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 23-24 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Oklahoma County Election Board4201 N Lincoln Blvd., (405) 713-1515.

Regular voting is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at your usual polling location.

See the news release at okc.gov.

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Total Votes: 52 Avg Vote: 1