OKC VeloCity | Register to vote by Aug. 3 for Ward 7 Oklahoma City Council special election on Aug. 28

Register to vote by Aug. 3 for Ward 7 Oklahoma City Council special election on Aug. 28

By OKC.gov / Inside OKC / July 31, 2018

The deadline is Aug. 3 to register to vote in the Aug. 28 primary special election for the Oklahoma City Council seat in Ward 7.

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

The candidates in the primary special election, listed in the order in which they will appear on the ballot, are:

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

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 seat is currently held by Councilman Lee E. Cooper Jr., who the Council appointed June 5 to fill the vacancy until the special election.

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

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 information

All Ward 7 voters registered by Aug. 3 are eligible to vote in the Aug. 28 primary special election. Visit ok.gov/elections for registration details, and visit okc.gov/wardmap for a Ward map.

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.

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.

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 release at okc.gov.

Total Votes: 240 Avg Vote: 1