Oklahoma State Question 678 (1998)
The official ballot summary reads:
This measure would amend the constitution to provide that a county or parts thereof may withdraw from an emergency medical service (EMS) district upon a majority vote of county voters. Currently, an EMS district can be dissolved by a vote of a majority of voters voting in an election called for that purpose by the county commissioners of each county in the district at the request of three-fifths of the district trustees or upon a petition signed by 20% of the voters in the district. This measure would prohibit the withdrawal of a county or a part of a county by a majority vote at an election called for that purpose initiated by the respective county commissioners or upon a petition by at least 20% of the voters in the entire county. The petition and subsequent election ballot shall provide for the proportional payment of any operational costs and outstanding bonded indebtedness for the area being withdrawn.
This amendment passed with 471,696 voters supporting the initiative, and 315,386 voters in opposition.
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