November 6, 2020
Oklahoma Charter Amendment Updates
Nine propositions to amend the Oklahoma City Charter were approved Tuesday night and they won by 2-1 margins according to an article published by The Oklahoman on November 3rd. In it, they say:
“The charter outlines city government’s organizational structure, specifies election procedures, authorizes the city council to pass ordinances and levy taxes, and governs contracting, among other necessities.
Several of the propositions on Tuesday’s ballot were housekeeping measures to clarify language adopted years ago.”
Some propositions were struck down however. Oklahoma state question 814 was struck down according to an article published by ABC 8 Tulsa on November 4th. In it, they say:
“The Oklahoma State Election Board is reporting that 58% of votes are opposing the issue. 41% are for the issue as of 9:20 p.m. SQ 814 would have decreased the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund Payments and funded the Medicaid Program Amendment.”
Despite some amendments being lost, some changes are to be expected in Oklahoma with these nine new charter amendments. That being said, more election updates are coming as votes continue to pour in.