Have you had the chance to enjoy the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, the Bricktown Canal, the renovated Civic Center Music Hall, or OKC biking and running trails? Those were all funded by the Oklahoma City MAPS, or Metropolitan Area Projects. I don’t know about you but I really like being in a community where it is easy and safe to get out and walk or bike, whether it is to get to work or just have some fun. This December we will have a chance to vote to invest more in our community with MAPS 4 which will fund 16 projects, focused on what our community needs, including $87 million for sidewalks, bike lanes, trails, and street lights to encourage healthier and more active transportation choices.
Voting and election information
Visit the Oklahoma State Election Board’s website at ok.gov/elections to download a voter registration form or update your registration. Voter registration forms are also available at your local county election board, post offices, tag agencies, libraries and other public locations. Voters who have disabilities can find more information about voter assistance in Oklahoma at ok.gov/elections. State law requires proof of identity to vote.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the MAPS 4 election is 5 p.m. Dec. 4. Apply for an absentee ballot or download an absentee ballot request form at ok.gov/elections.
Early voting for the MAPS 4 election is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 5-6 at your local county election board:
- Oklahoma County Election Board, 4201 N Lincoln Blvd., (405) 713-1515
- Cleveland County Election Board, 641 E Robinson Street (Suite 200) in Norman, (405) 366-0210
- Canadian County Election Board, 200 S Bickford Ave. in El Reno, (405) 422-2422
- Pottawatomie County Election Board, 14101 Acme Road in Shawnee, (405) 273-8376.
Regular voting is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at your polling location, which you can find at ok.gov/elections or on your voter ID card.
Yours at Heart,
Oklahoma Government Relations Director