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FlagThe Muskogee City Council is the legislative and quasi-judicial body of city government. Under the provisions of the City Charter of Muskogee, the Council is composed of a Mayor and an eight member body. The term for Mayor is two years and Council Members serve staggered terms of four years each. The Mayor is elected at-large, by qualified electors of the entire city. All candidates for the office of council member are be elected by the qualified electors of their respective wards. The City is divided into four wards. General elections are held on the second Tuesday in February in each even numbered year. To be elected, a candidate must receive a majority (50% + 1) of the votes cast; if no candidate garners a majority, a run-off election is held between the two candidates that received the most votes. Run-off elections are held on the first Tuesday of April. If there is no run-off election, the terms of Mayor and Members of the Council begin the second Tuesday of March. If a run-off election is held, all candidates take office the Tuesday following the run-off election.   

The Mayor shall be recognized as head of the City government for all ceremonial purposes. The Council shall elect from its members a Deputy Mayor. The Mayor and Members of Council receive no salary for their services.

Forms to speak on agenda items or general comments to the city council can be found on the right side of the page under links and downloads. Please fill these forms out as needed and email them to forms requesting to speak must be received by the City Clerk at least fifteen (15) minutes prior to the beginning of meeting.

Rules of Decorum can be found here.