Voters head to the OKC polls for municipal and school elections on Tuesday

Elections are held Tuesday in the metropolitan area, including races for school boards, mayors and city councils.

Early voting was available Thursday and Friday. According to Oklahoma County Board of Elections Secretary Doug Sanderson, several dozen people had shown up to vote in eligible races as of noon Thursday. Sanderson said those numbers and the mail-in ballots received so far are the averages for a smaller election like Tuesday’s.

“I think by mail we’ve had about 1,154 so far,” Sanderson said. “It’s not a county-wide election, it’s only about 106 precincts.”

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There are 257 precincts in Oklahoma County.

“Not all polling stations are open, so the best thing for voters to do is to check before venturing out,” he said. “Check and see what, if anything, is on your ballot.”

Sanderson said some school board seats are general, meaning they are voted on by everyone in a district, others are specific to the precinct a seat is in. Oklahomans can use the state’s online election portal to check for elections in their county.

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There are no official COVID-19 requirements at election sites and residents should simply take whatever precautions they deem necessary, Sanderson said.

Voting takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and polling stations can be found on the voter portal.

“They’ll ask you for a voter’s card when you go to vote, so make sure you have your driver’s license or your voter’s card or some other acceptable ID,” Sanderson said.

Municipal elections on April 5

Cities across the region will have proposals and council seats on the ballot for consideration on Tuesday:

Town of Norman – Mayor

  • Breea Clark
  • Larry Heikkila

Town of Norman – Councilor – Ward 4

Town of Norman – Proposal 1 – Increase in monthly water rates

  • Yes (For the proposal)
  • No (Against the proposal)

Town of Harrah – Council Member – Ward 4

Town of the Village – Council Member – Ward 4

  • Donna Rice Johnson
  • Sean Cummings

Town of Guthrie Proposal 1 – Increase in hotel tax from 4% to 7%

  • Yes (For the proposal)
  • No (Against the proposal)
Garris Dennis marks his ballot during early voting Thursday at the Oklahoma County Board of Elections.  Polls will be open Tuesday as several local towns and school districts have races and proposals on the ballot.

School board elections near Oklahoma City on April 5

Oklahomans in several local districts will vote to fill school board positions on April 5:

Edmond Public Schools – Office n°2

  • Courtney Hobgood
  • Cheryl Williams

Edmond Public Schools – Office n°5

  • Marcus Jones
  • Michael Grande

Normandy Public Schools – Office n°2

Mustang Public Schools – Office #2

Bethany Public Schools – Office #2

  • Smart Ken
  • Kent Lee Walstad

Choctaw-Nicoma Park Public Schools – Office #2

  • Jennifer Beard
  • James Don Alsup

Deer Creek Public Schools – Office #2

  • Jennifer Lyne Applebee
  • stan green

Oakdale Public Schools – Office #3

  • Kimber Shoop
  • Tyler W. Messec

Oklahoma City Public Schools – Office #5

  • Adrian D. Anderson
  • Sharri L.Coleman

City of Putnam Public Schools – Office #2

  • Jay Sherill
  • Richenda Davis Bates

Yukon Public Schools – Office #2

  • Paul Gerber
  • Leonard J. Wells

Blanchard Public Schools – Office No. 2

  • Kristi Mitchell
  • Justin Smith

Blanchard Public Schools – Proposal 1 – Bonding of facilities

  • Yes (For the proposal)
  • No (against proposal

Blanchard Public Schools – Proposal 2 – Transportation Bond

  • Yes (For the proposal)
  • No (against proposal

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