I reached out to Michael Bates about a month ago, regarding the efforts of the Tulsa City Council, to make several changes to the city charter. That election is scheduled for next Tuesday. There has not been much said about the election, and even less explained about the substantive changes being made.
Michael Bates does a great analysis and I don't think many Tulsans could explain the details like he can. Listen to his radio interview with Pat Campbell.
Here is an excerpt, but you really need to read his entire series of posts about these 7 substantive changes.
The Tulsa County Election Board has published an information sheet on the November 14, 2017, election.
Here is the sample ballot for the City of Tulsa November 14, 2017, special election. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Early in-person absentee voting for residents of the Tulsa County will be available at the Tulsa County Election Board, 555 N. Denver Ave., just north of downtown Tulsa, from 8 am. to 6 p.m. Thursday, November 9, and Friday, November 10, plus from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 11.
In addition to the Tulsa special election, voters in House District 76 (northern part of Broken Arrow) have a special general election between Republican Ross Ford and Democrat Chris Van Landingham to fill the vacancy left by the death of State Rep. David Brumbaugh, and voters in Senate District 37 will choose a successor to Sen. Dan Newberry -- Republican Brian O'Hara, formerly Congressman Jim Bridenstine's Deputy District Director, faces 26-year-old Allison Ikley-Freeman.
Bixby voters have a franchise renewal on the ballot, and Sand Springs has a city bond issue.
As a supplement to my commentary on Prop 4, I have written a timeline of the changes Tulsa has made to its election process. Five changes were made in the six-year period between 2006 and 2012.
For your convenience, here is a single-page summary of Tulsa_2017_City_Charter_Recommendations.pdf
For the sixth time since 2006, we will be tinkering with election dates. Two other proposals would have an impact on elections -- the composition of the Election District Commission and allowing city employees under civil service protection to participate in political activity.
An election resolution for the first five of the proposed amendments was approved by the City Council on July 12, 2017, and approved by Mayor G. T. Bynum IV on July 17, 2017. Resolutions sending the sixth and seventh proposed amendments to the voters were approved on August 16, 2017.