via The City of Oklahoma City
The deadline is 5 p.m. Dec. 4 to request an absentee ballot and vote by mail in the MAPS 4 special election in Oklahoma City on Dec. 10.
Visit okc.gov/maps4 for details on MAPS 4.
Apply for an absentee ballot or download an absentee ballot request form at ok.gov/elections/ovp.
Overseas voters, including military members, can get more information about overseas absentee voting at ok.gov/elections.
All Oklahoma City voters registered by the Nov. 15 deadline are eligible to cast a ballot. If you aren’t sure that you live in Oklahoma City, visit okc.gov/citylimits to check.
Voters who have disabilities can find more information about voter assistance in Oklahoma at ok.gov/elections.
About MAPS 4
MAPS 4 is a debt-free program funded by a temporary penny sales tax, which would raise a projected $978 million over eight years. It requires approval from Oklahoma City voters.
MAPS 4 would keep Oklahoma City’s sales tax rate unchanged. The sales tax would take effect April 1 when the Better Streets, Safer City temporary sales tax expires.
The proposed MAPS 4 program includes all 16 of the projects that received a scheduled presentation during this summer’s special meetings. It’s focused on neighborhood and human needs, as well as quality of life and job-creating initiatives. More than 70 percent of the funding is dedicated to neighborhood and human needs.
The 16 MAPS 4 projects are:
If voters approve the tax to fund MAPS 4, each project will be refined in the coming years as the process unfolds, much like the previous MAPS programs. A volunteer advisory board will make recommendations to the City Council, which has final oversight.
More voting and election information
The MAPS 4 election will have only one item on the ballot. Voters will vote yes or no on a temporary penny sales tax, which the Oklahoma City Council will devote to MAPS 4.
Click here to see a sample ballot.
Visit the Oklahoma State Election Board’s voter portal at ok.gov/elections/ovp to check your voter registration.
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, which is available at the polling station.
Early voting for the MAPS 4 election is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 5-6 at your local county election board:
Regular voting is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at your usual polling location, which you can find using the voter portal at ok.gov/elections/ovp or on your voter ID card. Two precincts in far northwest Oklahoma City have new voting locations as of this fall: Precinct 550151 now votes at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 10600 N Council Road, and Precinct 550153 now votes at Newchurch at 9201 N Rockwell Ave.
EMBARK bus and OKC Streetcar service will be free on Dec. 10 to help voters get to the polls. Visit embarkok.com or okcstreetcar.com for route maps and schedules.
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