Charter Change Proposal on June 26 Primary Ballot

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The League urges Tulsa residents to vote YES on the city charter change proposal on the June 26 primary ballot. This will correct a costly error in a proposal voters adopted in November 2011.

Last November, a charter change provision was adopted by the voters that would change the timing of our municipal elections to coincide with state and federal elections. The ballot proposal was wrongly worded and, if allowed to take effect as written, would require the city to hire an outside election firm to run our municipal elections because the primary date specified in the ballot language contradicted state law. The new charter change proposal on the June 26 primary election ballot would correct that error.

Read the actual ballot language below.



City Charter – Conformity to State Election Laws and Effectiveness of Amendment

Shall the Charter of the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma, be amended to conform the schedule for the City’s primary elections and the filing of declarations of candidacy to the requirements of state law, and to make the amendment  effective in the year adopted?