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Voters learn about Oklahoma state questions

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DUNCAN, OK (KSWO) - Voters in the Duncan area had the chance to learn more about all of the state questions that will be on the ballot next month.

The Leadership Duncan group sponsored a forum and panel discussion that included an overview of all the topics up for a vote, which range from capital punishment, to a sales tax for education, and allowing public money to be spent for religious purposes.

Organizers say they understand that the volatile Presidential campaign might have the effect of making some voters stay at home on election day, and they want them to realize that's not the only thing at stake.

"The important thing to remember is that, in this presidential election year that there are so many other races on the ballot this year, along with the state questions, where your voice absolutely does matter,” said Laura Goldring, a consultant. “So, I wouldn't let the presidential election keep me from coming to vote this November."

Goldring said voters may be aware of some of the topics covered by the state questions through partisan ads, while others have had virtually no exposure.  They wanted to present a non-biased forum to make sure voters were well-informed, without trying to influence their decision.

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