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Council Election Information for 2021

2021 City Council Candidate

Filing Requirements For Wards 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7

 

Candidates must file at:

Cleveland County Election Board, 641 East Robinson, Suite 200

Qualifications:

Candidates must be a qualified voter in the city of Norman for six months prior to the date of the municipal election and Ward City Councilmembers must also live in the Ward at the time of filing.

Filing Date: December 7, 8, 9, 2020

Election Dates: February 9, 2021 (Municipal) & April 6, 2021 (Runoff)

In the event no candidate receives a majority of all the votes cast as the municipal election a municipal run-off will be held between the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes in each Ward.

Procedures:

  1.         Submit a written declaration of candidacy setting forth the candidate’s name as he or she desires it to appear upon the ballot, address by street number, and the name of the office to become a candidate; and
  2.         Cashier’s check or certified check in the amount of $50.00; or in the alternative by a petition supporting the candidate’s filing signed by 50 registerd voters eligible to vote for the candidate for the position.  The check shall be returned to the candidate immediately if the candidate is unopposed in the Municipal Election, receives more than fifteen percent (15%) of the total votes cast in the Municipal Election, or becomes a candidate in the Municpal Run-off Election.

CANDIDATES WILL FILE THE DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY AND FILING FEE OR PETITION WITH:

CLEVELAND COUNTY ELECTION BOARD

641 E. ROBINSON STREET, #200

NORMAN, OKLAHOMA 73071

405-366-0210

 

The deadline is January 20, 2021, to register to vote or change your registration for the February 9, 2021, municipal City Council Wards 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7 elections.

Visit ok.gov/elections to download a voter registration application or get more information on registering to vote. You can also get voter registration applications at the state election board office, your county election board office or post officestag agencies and libraries.

If the winner of the Feb. 9th election earns a majority of the votes, that candidate will be sworn in to a two-year term as on July 6th with an exception for Ward 2 who will be sworn in at the next Council meeting after he/she is duly elected for the remainder of the term which ends on July 5, 2022.  If no candidate receives a majority, the two candidates with the most votes will stand in a decisive run-off election April 6th.

The Norman Council is nonpartisan and members serve part-time at the head of the City’s Council-Manager form of government.

Voting Information

All Norman voters registered by the Jan. 20th deadline are eligible to vote in the municipal election Feb. 9th. 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.

The deadline to submit request for an absentee ballot for the municipal election is 5:00 p.m. Feb. 6th. 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 municipal election is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 4th and 5th at the:

Cleveland County Election Board, 641 E Robinson Street #200 in Norman, (405) 366-0210

Regular voting is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 9th at your usual polling location.

 

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