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Oklahoma voters to cast ballots in school, municipal races on Tuesday

Polls will be open in Oklahoma from 7a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. (KVII File)

Oklahoma voters go to the polls Tuesday, Feb. 12, to cast ballots in public school and municipal races, according to information from the Oklahoma State Election Board.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Sample ballots can be found using our Online Voter Tool at: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Online_Voter_Tool/.

Although these are statewide elections, Cimarron County in the Oklahoma Panhandle has no election scheduled.

To find out if your county has an election, go to: https://www.ok.gov/elections/support/electionlist.htm or click on https://www.ok.gov/elections/About_Us/County_Election_Boards/index.html for a complete directory of county election boards.

Voters in Beaver and Texas counties are being asked to decide three bond issues for Turpin Public Schools. Beaver County voters also are deciding a school board race for Laverne Public Schools.

Laverne Public Schools Board Member Office No. 2

  • Daniel Manning
  • Jim Shaffer
  • Derek Carnagey

Turpin Public Schools Bond Propositions

In Turpin, the school district wish list ranges from $400,000 to upgrade the transportation fleet to $1.5 million for a wide range of building renovations to Turpin High School and Turpin Junior High.

The three bonds are explained in a slide presentation at the district's website turpinps.org.

Here are the three propositions, their costs to voters and what the bonds will pay for.

Proposition 1: Building Renovations

  • Cost: $1.5 million
  • Impact to taxpayers: $13.20 per $100 valuation. Example: Someone paying $500 in taxes would see an increase of $66 or $5.50 per month, according to the school's website.

What the bond would pay for:

  • Renovation of the high school science room adding lab tables and storage; replacing the water and gas lines; and replacing a vent hood.
  • Renovation to the junior high science room adding lab tables and storage; and replacing the water and gas lines.
  • New restrooms in the auditorium, high school and junior high
  • New roofs for the elementary, junior high and high schools.

Proposition 2: New PE facility and Art Room

  • Cost: $1.1 million
  • Impact to taxpayers: $9.68 per $100 valuation. Example: Someone paying $500 in taxes would see an increase of $48.40 or $4.03 per month, according to the school's website.

What the bond would pay for:

  • A new pre-engineered metal building that would house a basketball court, art projects room, restrooms and storage.

Proposition 3: Transportation

  • Cost: $400,000
  • Impact to taxpayers: $6.58 per $100 valuation. Someone paying $500 in taxes would see an increase of $28.40 or $2.36 per month, according to the school's website.

What would the bond pay for:

  • An Activity Bus, 13-passenger mini bus and a Suburban.
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