Voters to decide race for Oklahoma City mayor

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett is seeking to become Oklahoma City’s first four-term mayor. He’s being challenged by Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid. Two others, Phil Hughes and Joe B. Sarge Nelson, will appear on the ballot. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Oklahoman Published: March 3, 2014

Forecasters were predicting improving weather for Tuesday’s mayoral election in Oklahoma City.

After temperatures dipped to about 5 degrees Monday morning, the Election Day forecast was for morning temperatures starting out in the teens, with partly sunny skies and highs in the mid-40s.

Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett is seeking to become Oklahoma City’s first four-term mayor. He’s being challenged by Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid. Two others, Phil Hughes and Joe B. Sarge Nelson, will appear on the ballot.

Elsewhere, voters will decide on school bond measures proposed by Deer Creek, Ninnekah, Wayne and Rush Springs schools. City council seats will be filled in Yukon, Chickasha and Midwest City.

About 300,000 Oklahoma City residents in Canadian, Cleveland, Oklahoma and Pottawatomie counties are eligible to vote in the mayor’s race.

By midafternoon Monday, roughly 3,000 ballots had been cast by residents who voted absentee or took advantage of early voting last Thursday and Friday. The total included about 880 early voters.

There was one precinct change in Oklahoma County. Because of damage from a fire at the usual polling place, residents in precinct 151 will vote at New Hope Church, 11600 N Council Road.

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by William Crum
Reporter
OU and Norman High School graduate, formerly worked as a reporter and editor for the Associated Press, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, and the Norman Transcript. Married, two children, lives in Norman.
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