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Voters cast ballots in state and local elections

LAWTON, Okla._Voters will head to the polls on Tuesday to decide on a number of issues throughout southwest Oklahoma.

Republican voters in Oklahoma House District 65 (parts of Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Grady, and Stephens counties) will decide between Scott Hayes and Scooter Park. The winner will go up against Toni Hasenbeck in November. This seat was previously held by Joe Dorman.

Democratic voters throughout the state will be able to cast their ballots between Senate hopefuls, Connie Johnson and Jim Rogers. The winner of the runoff election will be up against James Lankford as they try for Tom Coburn's unexpired Senate seat. There is also a runoff between Democratic State Superintendent nominees, John Cox and Freda Deskin. The winner of the runoff will go up against Joy Hofmeister in November.

Voters in the city of Lawton will be able to vote a sales tax extension proposal. The tax is estimated bring in over $100 million over the course of 11 years and would used for a variety of projects including public safety improvements, road repairs, park upgrades, and approximately $12.5 million will go to Lawton Public Schools.

Mountain Park has two openings for their board of trustees. Daisy Birdwell and Adam Ney are vying for a three-year term. Mollie Warnecke and Anita Shelton are both going after a one-year term.

The position of Greer County Commissioner for District 1 is between Democratic nominees Brent York and Bobby Giddens. Brent York currently holds the position.

Temple school district voters have two propositions to vote on. Proposition 1 is for a $375,000 bond to be used for construction projects and equipment. A portion of that money would be used to purchase an SUV to transport students. Proposition 2 is for a $75,000 bond which they plan on using to purchase a bus to take students on field trips and sporting events.

Tipton school district voters have one proposition to vote on. The proposition is for a$510,000 bond to be used for various school improvements including security upgrades and new playground equipment at the elementary school.

Rush Springs school district voters have one proposition to vote on. The proposition is for an $8.9 million bond. The bond would be used to build a larger cafeteria and classrooms that can also be used as safe rooms in the middle school.

The polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. If you're not sure where to go to vote, the Oklahoma State Election Board has an online tool to help you out.

 

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