Monday, 07 January 2008
Candidates for municipal office in the City of Tulsa, filing for Auditor and 9 Council Districts, will file Declarations of Candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, January 14 one week from today.
Patty Bryant, Secretary of the Tulsa County Election Board, said the filing period will end at 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 16. Declarations of Candidacy will be accepted at the Tulsa County Election Board located at 555 N. Denver, in Tulsa.
To be eligible to file as a candidate for the City of Tulsa Auditor, a person shall be a qualified elector (registered voter) and resident of the City at the time of filing. For the office of Councilor, a person shall have been a qualified elector (registered voter) of the election district for more than ninety (90) days at the time of filing for the office for that election district.
The City of Tulsa requires a $50.00 filing fee in the form of a cashier’s check or certified check made payable to the CITY OF TULSA for political party candidates filing for Councilor or City Auditor, or in lieu of the filing fee, a petition supporting a candidate’s filing signed by at least three hundred (300) qualified electors (registered voters) from the city at large if the candidate seeks the office of City Auditor or from the election district if the candidate seeks the office of Councilor from an election district. Independent candidates shall have their name placed on the ballot to be used in the general election by filing with the Election Board a Declaration of Candidacy and shall have attached a supporting petition which shall be signed by at least three hundred (300) qualified electors (registered voters) from the City at large if the independent candidate seeks the office of City Auditor, or from the election district if the independent candidate seeks the office of Councilor from an election district.
The Primary Election for the City of Tulsa will be held March 4, 2008, and the General Election for the City of Tulsa will be held April 1, 2008. Voters registered to vote in a political party may vote for their party nominee at large for the office of City Auditor and by election district for each of the nine councilor districts at the Primary Election. All voters registered to vote in the City of Tulsa may vote for candidates advancing from the Primary to the General Election as well as Independent candidates for the office of City Auditor but only voters registered to vote within each election district will vote for candidates advancing from the Primary to the General as well as Independent Candidates for the office of Councilor in Council Districts 1 through 9.
Oklahoma Voter Registration Application forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 555 North Denver Avenue, in Tulsa, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Bryant said that applications are also available at most post offices, most public libraries, and all tag agencies within the county.
Last Updated ( Monday, 07 January 2008 )