The filing period for individuals interested in running for three city council positions will take place from December 3 – 5. The seats up for election in 2019 are Ward 1, Ward 2 and Mayor. City council terms are for four years and the mayor serves a two-year term.
Current councilmembers Elizabeth Waner (Ward 1) and Victoria Caldwell (Ward 2) have both announced they will not seek re-election for another four-year term in 2019. Mayor Charles Lamb has announced that he will seek re-election for another two-year term in 2019.
To be eligible for office in Edmond, the City Charter requires the following criteria be met:
- Legal citizen of the United States.
- A minimum of twenty-five (25) years of age.
- A freeholder (land owner) and resident of at least one year prior to selection to serve.
- A qualified voter of the City of Edmond & of the ward in which he or she is running.
The filing period for these positions runs from 8:00 am on Monday, December 3rd through 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 5th. Filing takes place at the Oklahoma County Election board located at 4201 North Lincoln Boulevard in Oklahoma City, and questions regarding the process can be directed to (405) 713-1515.
For seats in which more than two candidates file, a primary election will take place on Tuesday, February 12th. The general election for City Council will be held on Tuesday, April 2nd.