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* [http://normantranscript.com/headlines/x858069/Bond-information-available-on-city-website Norman Bond information available on city website]
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* [http://www.joplinglobe.com/local/x2056611038/Miami-sales-tax-proposal-four-school-board-races-on-ballots-in-Ottawa-County Miami sales-tax proposal, four school board races on ballots in Ottawa County, February 10, 2013]
* [http://www.tulsaworld.com/opinion/article.aspx?subjectid=211&articleid=20111002_211_G1_CUTLIN450405 Tulsans will decide charter-change questions on Nov. 8]
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* [http://www.durantdemocrat.com/view/full_story/19892236/article-Calera-School-bond-up-For-a-vote?instance=popular Calera School bond up For a vote]
* [http://www.edmondsun.com/local/x1190853211/Edmond-Realtors-support-Public-Safety-Center Edmond Realtors support Public Safety Center]
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* [http://www.kxii.com/home/headlines/Madill-residents-to-vote-on-multi-million-dollar-school-bond-165354146.html Madill residents to vote on multi-million dollar school bond]
* [http://paulsvalleydailydemocrat.com/local/x1126804424/Fire-chiefs-look-to-sales-tax-relief Pauls Valley Fire chiefs look to sales tax relief]
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* [http://muskogeephoenix.com/local/x44826905/Midway-bond-issue-on-ballot Midway bond issue on ballot]
* [http://www.news-star.com/news/education/x848577845/McLoud-voters-pass-school-bond-issue McLoud voters pass school bond issue]
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* [http://paulsvalleydailydemocrat.com/local/x825330594/ECP-buses-and-smooth-rolling ECP buses and smooth rolling]
* [http://www.swtimes.com/news/article_71b91b1c-dedc-11e0-8688-001cc4c002e0.html Voters OK Two School Bond Issues]
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* [http://www.kxii.com/news/headlines/New_proposed_bond_issue_for_Madill_Public_Schools_159365855.html?ref=855 New proposed bond issue for Madill Public Schools]
* [http://www.durantdemocrat.com/view/full_story/15475204/article-Achille-and-Caddo-to-hold-special-school-bond-elections?instance=home_news_lead Achille and Caddo to hold special school bond elections]
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* [http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/bartlesvillelive/bartlesville-voters-to-decide-on-13-million-for-schools Bartlesville voters to decide on $13 million for schools]
* [http://newsok.com/article/3603918 Midwest City-Del City school bond issue passes], [http://newsok.com/article/3602004 Midwest City-Del City School District bond vote is Tuesday]
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* [http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/news/caney-valley-voters-say-yes-to-school-bond-proposals Caney Valley voters say yes to school bond proposals]
* [http://www.edmondsun.com/local/x1642543395/District-plans-for-new-elementary Edmond District plans for new elementary]
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* [http://www.durantdemocrat.com/view/full_story/18103062/article-Silo-Schools-bond-proposition-defeated Silo Schools bond proposition defeated]
* [http://normantranscript.com/headlines/x1753728095/Public-favors-bond Norman City Public favors bond]
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* [http://muskogeephoenix.com/local/x1940328278/Porum-school-bond-issue-passes-with-68-percent-of-vote Porum school bond issue passes with 68 percent of vote]
* [http://paulsvalleydailydemocrat.com/local/x2080080541/Lindsay-bond-issue-for-the-kids Lindsay bond issue for the kids]
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* [http://www.kxii.com/news/headlines/Carter_Co_voters_to_decide_on_school_bond_145874115.html?ref=115 Carter Co. voters to decide on school bond]
* [http://www.swtimes.com/news/article_7bd859be-c8d9-11e0-a794-001cc4c03286.html Oklahoma School Bond Votes Slated]
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* [http://1600kush.com/story.php?id=4985&section=1 Don't Forget to Vote April 3rd!]
* [http://news.mywebpal.com/news_tool_v2.cfm?pnpID=348&NewsID=1006294&CategoryID=7227&show=localnews&om=1 Burlington transportation bond easily passes], [http://news.mywebpal.com/news_tool_v2.cfm?show=localnews&pnpID=348&NewsID=1004655&CategoryID=7227&on=1 Burlington School prepares for bond election, accredited with no deficiencies]
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* [http://newsok.com/oklahoma-ballot-issues-tuesday-include-two-legislative-seats-millions-of-dollars-in-local-school-bond-elections/article/3663019 Oklahoma ballot issues Tuesday include two legislative seats, millions of dollars in local school bond elections]
* [http://mcalesternews.com/local/x1555802920/MPS-sets-October-bond-election MPS sets October bond election]
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* [http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/6b9c7ccdbaa342e99fc61260e62c55a5/OK--Delaware-Co-Jail-Election/ Voters in NE Oklahoma county approve sales tax that will be used to pay $13.5M settlement], [http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20120402_11_0_Delawa364010 Delaware County sales tax among items on ballot Tuesday]
* [http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=334&articleid=20110826_11_A8_MostTu469516 Switch to city manager gets 51 percent in poll], [http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=334&articleid=20110810_11_A9_Cityco166616 Costly Tulsa city-run elections feared]
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* [http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20120404_12_A4_Vtrnte777498 Cushing voters reject school bond], [http://www.1600kush.com/story.php?id=4982&section=1 Cushing School Bond 2012, Big Price Tag - Big Impact]
* [http://www.newson6.com/story/15009800/chad-smith-loses-in-recount-for-cherokee-nation-chief Baker Defeats Smith In Recount For Cherokee Nation Chief], [http://www.newson6.com/story/14991932/cherokee-nation-prepares-for-a-recount-in-contested-election Cherokee Nation Prepares For A Recount In Contested Election], [http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20110627_11_A1_CUTLIN929137 Baker wins close election for Cherokee principal chief], [http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/3ecbaed17d5846a9973b130c9c2dd892/OK--Cherokee-Election/ Bill John Baker declared victor as Cherokee Nation chief; recount could follow 11-vote margin], [http://www.newson6.com/story/14956286/cherokee-nation-general-election-is-saturday-june-25-2011 Term Limit Questions On Cherokee Nation General Election Ballot]
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* [http://www.durantdemocrat.com/view/full_story/18016611/article-Things-heat-up-Silo-as-bond-election-nears Things heat up Silo as bond election nears]
* [http://enidnews.com/localnews/x364972336/School-bond-issues-approved Enid School bond issues approved]
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* [http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/news/ochelata-ramona-voters-to-decide-on-55-million-school-bond-issue Ochelata, Ramona voters to decide on $5.5 million school bond issue]
* [http://www.news-star.com/news/education/x855742255/Muad-to-vote-on-bond-issue Maud to vote on bond issue]
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* [http://enidnews.com/localnews/x1284940879/Addressing-needs-Chisholm-Schools-slates-April-3-bond-issue-vote Addressing needs: Chisholm Schools slates April 3 bond issue vote]
* [http://www.examiner-enterprise.com/articles/2011/05/08/news/news500.txt Nowata citizens to vote on bond issue, charter changes]
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* [http://www.news-star.com/news/education/x1644235716/Macomb-voters-nix-250K-school-bond Macomb voters nix $250K school bond]
* [http://adaeveningnews.com/local/x1250115405/Latta-to-vote-on-new-gym-bond-issue Latta to vote on new gym bond issue]
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* [http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/news/local_news/voters-turn-down-2-bonds-in-bartlesville-school-officials-will-have-to-come-up-with-a-new-plan Voters turn down 2 bonds in Bartlesville]
* [http://enidnews.com/localnews/x1540198819/Kremlin-Hillsdale-school-bond-election-vote-slated-for-May-10 Kremlin-Hillsdale school bond election vote slated for May 10]
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* [http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/news/washington-county-voters-decide-on-school-bond-issues-board-seat Washington County voters decide on school bond issues, board seat]
* [http://newsok.com/state-voters-decide-officials-bond-issues/article/3555915 Voters in Oklahoma decide officials, bond issues]
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* [http://www.joplinglobe.com/local/x638260591/Fairland-voters-approve-2-1-million-school-bond-issue Fairland voters approve $2.1 million school bond issue]
* [http://www.kxii.com/news/headlines/Final_push_for_Atoka_Elementary_School_bond.html?ref=144 Final push for Atoka Elementary School bond]
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* [http://www.krmg.com/news/news/local/voters-decide-school-bond-issues-totaling-more-80-/nHcxQ/ Voters decide school bond issues totaling more than $80 million]
* [http://chickashanews.com/local/x930487733/Time-to-Vote Municipal races, school bond issues on Grady County ballot, absentee voting open]
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* [http://muskogeephoenix.com/local/x2063989527/School-bond-issue-on-Hulbert-ballot School bond issue on Hulbert ballot]
* [http://muskogeephoenix.com/local/x300773677/Muskogee-voters-defeat-school-bond Muskogee voters defeat school bond], [http://muskogeephoenix.com/local/x1281100264/MPS-district-to-decide-on-five-year-2-7-million-bond MPS district to decide on five-year, $2.7 million bond], [http://muskogeephoenix.com/local/x1075328581/Bond-issue-among-several-facing-local-voters-today Bond issue among several facing local voters today]
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* [http://jenksjournal.com/news/jps-voters-to-weigh-million-bond-issue/article_2d48e7c8-4dd6-11e1-8530-001871e3ce6c.html JPS voters to weigh $10.37 million bond issue]
* [http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/news/local_news/bixby-and-broken-arrow-residents-to-vote-on-bond-issues-tuesday Bixby and Broken Arrow residents to vote on bond issues Tuesday]
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* [http://www.thejournalok.com/atf.php?sid=30693 Payne County Voters asked to renew sales tax]
* [http://www.news-star.com/news/x1405314891/Macomb-to-vote-on-school-bond-issue Macomb to vote on school bond issue]
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* [http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/news/community-meeting-held-to-discuss-bville-school-bond-issue Community meeting held to discuss B'ville school bond issue]
* [http://paulsvalleydailydemocrat.com/local/x449491891/WW-vote-eyes-new-school-system WW vote eyes new school system]
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* [http://www.durantdemocrat.com/view/full_story/17538868/article-Silo-schools-bond-election-defeated?instance=popular Silo schools bond election defeated], [http://www.kxii.com/mobi/news?storyid=138019023&showPrev=y&page=1 Silo Public Schools informs residents on proposed school bond]
* [http://www.fox23.com/news/local/story/Okmulgee-School-District-Proposes-Bond-Issue/d0LkmUMaik2Y1FDIkOAi2Q.cspx Okmulgee School District Proposes Bond Issue]
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* [http://muskogeephoenix.com/local/x1669696085/Hulbert-school-bond-issue-bound-for-ballot Hulbert school bond issue bound for ballot] [http://tahlequahdailypress.com/local/x2145131916/Meeting-focuses-on-questions-about-Hulbert-School-bond-issue Meeting focuses on questions about Hulbert School bond issue]
* [http://www.swtimes.com/news/article_1009a514-450b-11e0-9790-001cc4c002e0.html Heavener Voters Pass $1.92 Million School Bond Issue]
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* [http://muskogeephoenix.com/local/x1750836606/School-improvements-on-line School improvements on line: Haskell voters to decide $2.71 million bond issue]
* [http://newsok.com/state-voters-make-their-choices/article/3545195 Oklahoma voters make choices]
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* [http://paulsvalleydailydemocrat.com/local/x1224371856/Voters-say-yes-in-school-elections Voters say yes in school elections], [http://paulsvalleydailydemocrat.com/communitynews/x1267393078/School-bond-vote-is-now-official School bond vote is now official], [http://paulsvalleydailydemocrat.com/local/x1666049314/School-projects-get-some-fine-tuning Pauls Valley School projects get some fine tuning]
* [http://adaeveningnews.com/local/x186199822/Byng-bond-issues-up-for-votes Byng bond issues up for votes]
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* [http://www.fox23.com/news/local/story/Voters-reject-major-changes-to-Tulsa-city/3u5n332hSkeYqddB97T41w.cspx Voters reject major changes to Tulsa city government ]
* [http://www.newsok.com/oklahoma-voters-have-decisions-to-make-tuesday/article/3544639?custom_click=headlines_widget Oklahoma voters have decisions to make Tuesday], [http://normantranscript.com/headlines/x4358710/Crowded-ballot-on-Tuesday Crowded ballot on Tuesday]
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* [http://muskogeephoenix.com/local/x960873581/Council-OKs-ballot-measures Council OKs ballot measures: voters to have opportunity to approve ward voting]
* [http://www.ocolly.com/features/bond-vote-1.1965863 Highland Park School Bond Vote]
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* [http://normantranscript.com/headlines/x1194246424/Charter-vote-will-aid-troops-overseas Norman Charter vote will aid troops overseas]
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* [http://www.newson6.com/story/15661610/green-country-communities-to-vote-on-bond-issues-tuesday Green Country Communities To Vote On Bond Issues Tuesday]
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* [http://newsok.com/edmond-election-today-decides-future-of-police-headquarters/article/3612415?custom_click=headlines Edmond election today decides future of police headquarters]
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* [http://normantranscript.com/headlines/x867534836/-3M-bond-issue-charter-amendment-on-Tuesday-ballot $3M bond issue, charter amendment on Tuesday ballot], [http://www.krmg.com/news/news/local/tulsa-ballot-measures-nutshell/nFMkY/ Tulsa ballot measures in a nutshell], [http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=334&articleid=20111009_11_A21_bEdito679768 Tulsans to vote on making city elections nonpartisan]
 
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[[Article V, Oklahoma Constitution#Section 5|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."
 
[[Article V, Oklahoma Constitution#Section 5|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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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 therefore in the State at large."
 
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Revision as of 15:54, 19 February 2013

Recent local news

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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 therefore in the State at large."

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Local elections

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Oklahoma counties

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See also