Elections

2019 Elections in Midwest City

On June 11, Midwest City residents will vote on a franchise agreement between our City and Oklahoma Natural Gas (ONG). 

Franchise agreements are contracts with utilities that use our rights of way in order to provide services to our community.

The franchise agreement is the common way that the utilities and the City agree on the rules, rights and fees associated with using public property (our rights of way) for private purposes.
Most franchise agreements cover an extended period of time, such as the 25 year agreement residents will vote on June 11. Our current 25 year franchise agreement with ONG expires on July 14, 2019. If the new agreement is approved by voters, it will take effect within a few days of voter approval.

In a franchise agreement, cities are paid a fee for use of their rights of way. Currently the City is paid a fee of 3%. If the new agreement is approved by voters, the rate will increase to 3.05% in July 2024, 3.10% in July 2029, 3.15% in July 2034, and 3.25% in 2039.

If the franchise agreement is not approved by voters, ONG would still provide services to the community but the new, updated agreement would not be in place. Having the long-term contract in place makes it easier for a utility to plan, and budget for, infrastructure improvements and other large investments.

Entity Ballot (ONG Franchise)

2020 City Council Elections

In November 2019, the Midwest City Council will approve the election resolution and proclamation for the 2020 municipal elections for wards 2,4 and 6. The Primary Election will be scheduled for February 2020, if needed, and the General Election, will be held in April 2020, if needed. These are non-partisan elections. 

Qualifications
Councilmen shall be qualified electors of the city at least 25 years of age, must have been residents of the city for at least one (1) year next preceding their election, and must at the time of their election be residents in good faith of the respective wards from which they are elected. The mayoral candidate shall have the same qualifications, except may reside anywhere within the city. 

Filing


Candidates wishing to file a declaration of candidacy may do so with the Oklahoma County Election Board between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The dates for filing will be announced closer to date of the election.

Oklahoma County Election Board
4201 N Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405)713-1515

 

Campaign Reporting & Financial Disclosure for Officials

Candidates must comply with the Rules of the Oklahoma Ethics Commission as they apply to candidates for municipal office effective January 1, 2015.  The Guide for Municipal Candidates and Campaign Contribution reports can be obtained from the Oklahoma Ethics Commission website. 

All forms for local elections are to be filed with the Midwest City - City Clerk.  Questions regarding campaign reporting or financial disclosure should be addressed to the Oklahoma Ethics Commission ethics@ethics.ok.gov ; 405-521-3451; or at 2300 N Lincoln Blvd. B-5, Oklahoma City between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact the Midwest City - City Clerk's Office for additional information at 405-739-1240.

Election Documents