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Early voting starts for June 9 election

SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA_Voters in Lawton, Marlow and Ryan are heading to the polls to cast their ballot on sales tax questions and who represents their interests in local government.

Lawton residents will be able to vote for Fred Fitch or Sherene L. Williams to become the next mayor of Lawton. Ward 1 and Ward 2 residents will also be able to decide who their representative will be.

Marlow residents have two propositions on their ballot. The first proposition deals with CenterPoint Energy and whether or not they'll be granted a 25-year non-exclusive agreement to operate in the city. The second proposition is whether or not to extend a one-cent sales tax for capital improvement.

Ryan residents are being asked to decide who will be added to the Board of Trustees for the next four years. There are two openings for the four-year term. They will also have to decide who will finish out an unexpired two-year term.

Early voting is Thursday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Election Day is Tuesday, June 9, from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. You can view sample ballots and find your polling place here.

City of Lawton

Mayor

Sherene L. Williams
Fred Fitch

Council Member Ward 1
Larry Walls
Robert Boyd Morford III
Andrew Hayes

Council Member Ward 2
Keith Jackson
Mark Malone

Town of Ryan

Board of Trustees; Two openings, Four-year term
David Jackson
Bill McManus
Tammy Wallace Huskey
Terry Grantham
Elmer Helloms
Jerry G. Dalton

Board of Trustees (Unexpired); One opening, Two-year term
Brenda L. Aden
Tammy Cotton
James Terry
Max Weldon Thomas

City of Marlow

Prop 1

Shall Ordinance No. 407 of the City of Marlow, Oklahoma, granting to CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp., d/b/a CenterPoint Energy Oklahoma Gas, its successors and assigns, for a period of twenty-five years from approval and acceptance of this ordinance, a non-exclusive franchise and right to enter the public ways to install, operate and maintain a distribution system along, across, over and under public ways for the transportation, distribution and sale of gas to consumers and the public generally in the City of Marlow; defining the words and phrases therein; providing for assignment, sale or lease of the franchise; providing for regulation of service; establishment depth of pipelines; establishing rights and duties in the movement and alteration of pipelines; providing for indemnification of the City of Marlow; providing for grantee's records; requiring grantee to pay a franchise fee of two percent (2%) of gross sales; providing for the submission of this ordinance to an election of qualified voters of the City; providing for acceptance of franchise by grantee and operative date thereof; and declaring an emergency; be approved by the people?

Prop 2

Shall Ordinance No. 409 of the Mayor and Council of the City of Marlow, Oklahoma, extending the termination date of the one percent (1%) sales tax levied by City Ordinance No. 335 for an additional twenty-five years from October 1, 2017 until September 20, 2042; providing that the revenues derived from said sales tax shall be used for the same purpose as provided in Ordinance 335 which is for capital expenditures for the use and benefit of the City of Marlow, Oklahoma (the City) and any public trust having the City as a beneficiary thereof and/or for the payment of debt service in connection with obligations issued to finance said capital expenditures; providing for the administration and collection of tax; requiring the filing of returns; providing for interest and penalties for failure to pay tax when due; providing for tax payers to keep records; requiring vendors to collect tax from purchasers at time of sale; establishing liens; authorizing the City Council to make administrative and technical changes and additions, except tax rate; making the tax cumulative; providing severability of provisions; requiring approval of the Ordinance by the majority of registered voters voting at an election held for such purpose as provided by law; and fixing an effective date and termination date be approved?

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