Once explained, a proposed charter change finds support among polled voters.

A majority of Tulsa voters say they favor a proposed city charter change that would make zoning variations more difficult, but poll analysts said it’s clear the amendment is not well understood or of much interest.

The measure, which is included on Tuesday’s mayoral primary ballot, would require a three-fourths vote of the entire council membership to approve a zoning change over a “sufficient protest.”

A sufficient protest is defined as including at least 50 percent of landowners within 300 feet of the parcel to be rezoned.

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