In a modern world, much of a journalist’s work happens online. From poring over election data, to reading the text of a bill or looking up criminal proceedings, there’s a picture of our state (and the world) painted across the internet.
Here at NonDoc, we wanted to compile our favorite and most frequently utilized resources for anyone searching for public information in Canadian County.
Please enjoy the following county resources below, which include links to city resources for the county’s largest municipalities. We know this list is not comprehensive, so it will likely grow. If you think a significant resource for public information in Canadian County or its cities, please let us know.
The Canadian County website does not list specific Canadian County election information. Instead, we have linked below state sites where you can search and find that information. The OK Voter Portal will allow you to gain information on checking voter registration and finding polling places.
Find your Canadian County elected officers
Canadian County court records
Many Oklahoma court records are posted on OSCN.net, a master resource for state courts around Oklahoma. However, not every county is on the system, so be sure to check and make sure OSCN can access the records you’re looking for.
Canadian County Finances
Canadian County Departments
Municipalities of Canadian County
City of El Reno
City of Mustang
City of Piedmont
City of Yukon
File open records requests
The Oklahoma Open Records Act requires public bodies to respond to requests for documents or information. Such requests can be made by any citizen, not just journalists. The act has exemptions. Some Oklahoma state agencies have direct links on their websites. All Oklahoma state agencies are required to have a designated individual handling open records.
But do us a favor: Don’t just flood agencies with broad requests fishing for random information. Be strategic and narrow in your requests, as a limited number of staff are processing everyone’s submissions.