The Board of Education of Independent School District No. 9 of Tulsa County, Oklahoma, the Union School District, announces that statutorily qualified individuals interested in running as a candidate for member of the Board of Education to represent Election District No. 4 may file to run as a candidate for this position at the Tulsa County Election Board between the hours of 8 a.m. on Dec. 3, 2018 through 5 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2018.
The Board of Education of the Union School District has approved a resolution calling for an election to be submitted to the voters of Election District No. 4.
A general election shall be held on the First Tuesday in April, April 2, 2019, to select a board member of Independent School District No. 9 of Tulsa County, Oklahoma to represent Election District No. 4. If more than two candidates file proper Declarations of Candidacy and qualify to have their names appear on the ballot as candidates for election to the Board of Education for an election district, a primary election shall be held on the second Tuesday in February, Feb.12, 2019.
If no candidate receives more than fifty percent of the votes cast in the primary election, then the two candidates with the highest number of votes shall appear on the ballot at the general election. If, in the primary election, one candidate in an Election District receives more than fifty percent of the votes cast, that candidate is elected and a general election is not required. The polling places shall be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
A candidate may not be related to an employee of Independent School District No. 9 of Tulsa County, Oklahoma, or to a Member of the Board of Education of said School District within the second degree by blood or marriage. The following are relatives within the second degree: a candidate’s spouse, child, parent, grandchild, grandparent, brother, sister, spouse’s child, spouse’s grandchild, spouse’s brother, spouse’s sister, spouse’s grandparent, grandchild’s spouse, parent’s spouse, and child’s spouse.
The voters of Election District No. 4 shall elect a board member for Election District No. 4, which has a five year term of office.
Qualifications of Candidates for Office:
To be eligible to be a candidate, a person must have been: (i) a registered voter registered with the County Election Board at an address located within the geographical boundaries of the Election District for which the person files a Declaration of Candidacy for six months preceding the first day of the filing period (Dec. 3, 2018); and (ii) must have resided in the Election District for which the person files a Declaration of Candidacy for at least six months preceding the first day of the filing period (Dec. 5, 2018).
No person shall be eligible to be a candidate for or elected to be a member of the board of education of a school district unless the person has been awarded a high school diploma or certificate of high school equivalency.
A candidate cannot have been convicted of, or entered a plea of guilty or no contest to, a misdemeanor involving embezzlement or a felony and it presently be within 15 years of the completion of the sentence or during the pendency of an appeal of such conviction or plea.