By State law, the filing period for City Council is from 8 a.m. the first Monday in February, until 5 p.m. on the following Wednesday. The Declaration of Candidacy for party nominees and independents must be filed with the County Election Board. Broken Arrow's City Council is non-partisan, which means there are no primary elections. But those running for office must, for at least six months prior to filing a declaration of candidacy, be a registered voter at an address within the ward or the municipality. Persons filing declarations of candidacy shall not be required to post a filing fee, nor shall they be required to file petitions supporting their candidacies.
City Council applicants must file notarized forms indicating their name, residence and mailing address, office sought, date of birth, party affiliation (if any), precinct and county where registered, an oath affirming the candidate is qualified for the office being sought and qualified to hold the office, if elected, and any additional information the Election Board secretary deems necessary.
City Council elections are held the first Tuesday in April, of odd-numbered years.
For questions or more information about running for City Council, please contact City Hall at 918-259-5418.