Oklahoma voters in Texas County to determine sales tax to benefit Memorial Hospital


    Texas County voters are being asked to decide adoption of a sales tax to benefit Memorial Hospital. (KVII File)

    Early voting is underway in Oklahoma’s March 5 special elections.

    Voters have a few more hours Thursday, Feb. 28, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 1, to cast their ballots.

    While there are no elections in Beaver and Cimarron counties, Texas County has a 0.45 percent sales tax proposition on the ballot. The proceeds of that sales tax would go to benefit Memorial Hospital of Texas County.

    The proposition is a Yes/No vote.

    The ballot reads: "Should the County of Texas, state of Oklahoma, be authorized to levy an assess a County sales tax of Forty five hundreths of one Percent (.45%) for a period of ten (10) years commencing at midnight on July 1, 2019, and ending at midnight on June 30, 2029, upon the gross proceeds or gross receipts derived from all sales and services in Texas County taxable under the Oklahoma sales tax code, including but not limited to certain enumerated sales and services listed in the Oklahoma sales tax code, for the use and benefit of Memorial Hospital of Texas County and Memorial Hospital of Texas County Authority as specified in County resolution 50-18-19 on file with the County Clerk of Texas County."

    Key dates:

    • Early voting: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, and Friday, March 1
    • Election Day: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5

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