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Friday last day for early voting, register before presidential primary

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LAWTON, OK (KSWO) –Friday marks the last day for early voting for the Feb. 9 annual school board and special elections, and it’s the last day to register to vote before the March 1 Presidential Preferential Primary.

Southern Oklahoma Technology Center, Ryan Public Schools and Eldorado Public Schools all have propositions on their ballots and there are numerous school board elections across Southwest Oklahoma. Additionally, Lawton and Walters are electing council members and Ryan is electing a clerk/treasurer.

Polls close Friday at 6 p.m. for early voting, and they’ll be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from in person voting.

If you live in Caddo County and use Precinct 41 (Cement School District area) as your regular voting location, it will be closed Tuesday. Voters in that area should have received an absentee ballot from the Caddo County Election Board. If you live in that precinct area and did receive an absentee ballot, contact the Caddo County Election Board immediately.

All registered voters can make use of the online voter tool to see a ballot sample and double check where to go to vote.

We’ll have the results as they come in Tuesday night on our website.
 


Propositions on the ballots:

Southern Oklahoma Technology Center

Proposition 1-
Shall Southern Oklahoma Technology Center, District No. 20, Carter County, Oklahoma, continue the current annual levy approved in 2015 of two and one-half (2.5) mills upon the dollar of the assessed value of the taxable property within the District for the purpose of raising money for a building fund, as authorized by Section 10 or Article 10 of the Oklahoma Constitution, as amended, which may be used for purchasing, providing, erecting, remodeling, repairing or maintaining any of the following: school buildings, furniture, computer systems and equipment, software for instructional and noninstructional purposes, energy and utility costs, telecommunications utilities and services, fire and casualty insurance premiums for school facilities, security, student transportation, grounds maintenance including parking lots and sidewalks, instructional and maintenance equipment, or for one of more, or all, of these purposes with such authorization to be effective immediately?

Proposition 2-
Shall the levy of two and one-half (2.5) mills for the purpose of raising money for a building fund for Southern Oklahoma Technology Center, District No. 20, Carter County, Oklahoma, which may be used or purchasing, providing, erecting, remodeling, repairing or maintaining any of the following: school buildings, furniture, computer systems and equipment, software for instructional and noninstructional purposes, energy and utility costs, telecommunications utilities and services, fire and casualty insurance premiums for school facilities, security, student transportation, grounds maintenance including parking lots and sidewalks, instructional and maintenance equipment, or for one or more, or all, of these purposes s authorized by Article X, Section 10(A) of the Oklahoma Constitution, be made permanent in order to save the annual election expenses which would be incurred when no Board member election is held, and e made each fiscal year thereafter until such time as a majority of the electors of Southern Oklahoma Technology Center, District No. 20, Carter County, pursuant to lawful procedure, rescind the permanency of the levy?

Eldorado Public Schools

Proposition 1-
Shall Independent School District Number 25 of Jackson County, Oklahoma, incur an indebtedness by issuing its bonds in the sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) to provide funds for the purpose of constructing, equipping, repairing and remodeling school buildings, acquiring school furniture, fixtures and equipment and acquiring and improving school sites and levy and collect an annual tax, in addition to all other taxes, upon all the taxable property in such District sufficient to pay the interest on such bonds as it falls due and also to constitute a sinking fund for the payment of the principal thereof when due, said bonds to bear interest not to exceed the rate of ten (10%) percentum per annum, payable semi-annually and to become due serially within ten (10) years from their date?

Proposition 2-
Shall Independent School District Number 25 of Jackson County, Oklahoma, incur an indebtedness by issuing its bonds in the sum of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) to provide funds for the purpose of purchasing transportation equipment and levy and collect an annual tax, in addition to all other taxes, upon all the taxable property in such District sufficient to pay the interest on such bonds as it falls due and also to constitute a sinking fund for the payment of the principal thereof when due, said bonds to bear interest not to exceed the rate of ten (10%) percentum per annum, payable semi-annually and to become due serially within five (5) years from their date?

Ryan Public Schools

Proposition 1-

Shall Independent School District Number 1 of Jefferson County, Oklahoma, incur an indebtedness by issuing its bonds in the sum of Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ($400,000) to provide funds for the purpose of constructing, equipping, repairing and remodeling school buildings, acquiring school furniture, fixtures and equipment and acquiring and improving school sites, and levy and collect an annual tax, in addition to all other taxes, upon all the taxable property in such District sufficient to pay the interest on such bonds as it falls due and also to constitute a sinking fund for the payment of the principal thereof when due, said bonds to bear interest not to exceed the rate of ten (10%) percentum per annum, payable semi-annually and to become due serially within five (5) years from their date?



Results:

Municipalities

City of Lawton

Council Member Ward 7
Sherene L. Williams
V. Gay F. McGahee
Jesse Robert Cross
Sheila S. Olsen

City of Walters

Council Member Ward 2
Bobby L. Nance
Rick Hatfield

Town of Ryan

Town Clerk/Treasurer (unexpired term)
Jessica Taylor
Deborah Kae Reynolds

School District Votes

Big Pasture Public Schools

School Board Office No. 1
Ben Frieling
Eddie Kuykendall

Cache Public Schools

School Board Office No. 1
Fabian L. Turner
Nolan Watson
Landon Cochrane

Cement Public Schools

School Board Office No. 1
Belinda Chandler
Michael Ladymon
Jessica Glass
Shelly Mink

Central High Public Schools

School Board Office No. 1
Rick Carl
Cooper P. McCarley

Comanche Public Schools

School Board Office No. 1
Amy Shelby
Jason Whaley

Duncan Public Schools

School Board Office No. 1
Jan Preece Gaddis
Christopher Schreckengost

Eldorado Public Schools

Proposition No. 1
Proposition No. 2

Fletcher Public Schools

School Board Office No. 1
Herman Dutton
Chad Funkhouser
Bonnie Lemon
Troy L. Meek

Indiahoma Public Schools

School Board Office No. 1
Scott Tanner
John B. McClung
Linda Climer

Lawton Public Schools

School Board Office No. 1
Donna Ronio
Carla Clodfelter

Mangum Public Schools

School Board Office No. 1
Marsha Griswold
Danny Avery

Mountain View-Gotebo Schools

School Board Office No. 1
Joe Hancock
Josh Candelaria

Ryan Public Schools

Proposition No. 1

Snyder Public Schools

School Board Office No. 6
Brandon Hale
James Schneider

Southern Oklahoma Tech Center

Proposition No. 1
Proposition No. 2

Sterling Public Schools

School Board Office No. 1
Nathan Merritt
David Spriggs

Waurika Public Schools

School Board Office No. 1
Susan Stout Howard
Sherry Waid
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