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* [ Edmond election today decides future of police headquarters]
* [ Edmond election today decides future of police headquarters]
* [ $3M bond issue, charter amendment on Tuesday ballot], [ Tulsa ballot measures in a nutshell], [ Tulsans to vote on making city elections nonpartisan]
* [ $3M bond issue, charter amendment on Tuesday ballot], [ Tulsa ballot measures in a nutshell], [ Tulsans to vote on making city elections nonpartisan]
* [ Broken Arrow says yes to bond issue change-Jenks and Owasso say no], [ Broken Arrow school bond vote on tap]
* [ Nowata Passes School Bond Issue], [ Nowata Voters To Decide School Bond Issue]
* [ Norman Bond information available on city website]
* [ Tulsans will decide charter-change questions on Nov. 8]
* [ Safety Center goes to voters Tuesday], [ Edmond Realtors support Public Safety Center]
* [ Pauls Valley Fire chiefs look to sales tax relief]
* [ McLoud voters pass school bond issue]
* [ Voters OK Two School Bond Issues]
* [ Achille and Caddo to hold special school bond elections]
* [ Midwest City-Del City school bond issue passes], [ Midwest City-Del City School District bond vote is Tuesday]
* [ Edmond District plans for new elementary]
* [ Norman City Public favors bond]
* [ Lindsay bond issue for the kids]
* [ Oklahoma School Bond Votes Slated]
* [ Burlington transportation bond easily passes], [ Burlington School prepares for bond election, accredited with no deficiencies]
* [ MPS sets October bond election]
* [ Switch to city manager gets 51 percent in poll], [ Costly Tulsa city-run elections feared]
* [ Baker Defeats Smith In Recount For Cherokee Nation Chief], [ Cherokee Nation Prepares For A Recount In Contested Election], [ Baker wins close election for Cherokee principal chief], [ Bill John Baker declared victor as Cherokee Nation chief; recount could follow 11-vote margin], [ Term Limit Questions On Cherokee Nation General Election Ballot]
* [ Enid School bond issues approved]
* [ Maud to vote on bond issue]
* [ Nowata citizens to vote on bond issue, charter changes]
* [ Latta to vote on new gym bond issue]
* [ Kremlin-Hillsdale school bond election vote slated for May 10]
* [ Voters in Oklahoma decide officials, bond issues]
* [ Final push for Atoka Elementary School bond]
* [ Municipal races, school bond issues on Grady County ballot, absentee voting open]
* [ Muskogee voters defeat school bond], [ MPS district to decide on five-year, $2.7 million bond], [ Bond issue among several facing local voters today]
* [ Bixby and Broken Arrow residents to vote on bond issues Tuesday]
* [ Macomb to vote on school bond issue]
* [ WW vote eyes new school system]
* [ Okmulgee School District Proposes Bond Issue]
* [ Heavener Voters Pass $1.92 Million School Bond Issue]
* [ Oklahoma voters make choices]
* [ Byng bond issues up for votes]
* [ Oklahoma voters have decisions to make Tuesday], [ Crowded ballot on Tuesday]
* [ Highland Park School Bond Vote]

Revision as of 09:24, 22 November 2011

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School bond and tax votes

See also: School bond and tax elections in Oklahoma

Oklahoma is one of a handful of states that expresses its property tax cap limit using the mill rate formula over an mathematical formula. Oklahoma has a five mill limit that is protected by the Oklahoma Constitution. Oklahoma is different from other states as they use the five mill limit for issuing bonds, bond taxes, and exceeding the levy limit. Oklahoma requires a three-fifths (60%) super-majority vote to approve bond referendums while referendums involving the five mill limit only require a simple majority vote.

Laws governing

Section 5 of Article V of the Oklahoma Constitution is called Reservation of Powers to Voters of Counties and Districts - Manner of Exercising. It says that "The powers of the initiative and referendum reserved to the people by this Constitution for the State at large, are hereby further reserved to the legal voters of every county and district therein, as to all local legislation, or action, in the administration of county and district government in and for their respective counties and districts. The manner of exercising said powers shall be prescribed by general laws, except that Boards of County Commissioners may provide for the time of exercising the initiative and referendum powers as to local legislation in their respective counties and districts."

Section 5 of Article 5 goes on to say that as far as the number of signatures required to qualify a local ballot initiative, "The requisite number of petitioners for the invocation of the initiative and referendum in counties and districts shall bear twice, or double, the ratio to the whole number of legal voters in such county or district, as herein provided therefor in the State at large."

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Oklahoma counties

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See also