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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]
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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]
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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]
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* [http://muskogeephoenix.com/local/x44826905/Midway-bond-issue-on-ballot Midway bond issue on ballot]
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* [http://paulsvalleydailydemocrat.com/local/x825330594/ECP-buses-and-smooth-rolling ECP buses and smooth rolling]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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* [http://www.durantdemocrat.com/view/full_story/18103062/article-Silo-Schools-bond-proposition-defeated Silo Schools bond proposition defeated]
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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]
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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]
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* [http://1600kush.com/story.php?id=4985&section=1 Don't Forget to Vote April 3rd!]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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* [http://www.news-star.com/news/education/x1644235716/Macomb-voters-nix-250K-school-bond Macomb voters nix $250K school bond]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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* [http://muskogeephoenix.com/local/x2063989527/School-bond-issue-on-Hulbert-ballot School bond issue on Hulbert ballot]
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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]
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* [http://www.thejournalok.com/atf.php?sid=30693 Payne County Voters asked to renew sales tax]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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 ]
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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://normantranscript.com/headlines/x1194246424/Charter-vote-will-aid-troops-overseas Norman Charter vote will aid troops overseas]
 
* [http://normantranscript.com/headlines/x1194246424/Charter-vote-will-aid-troops-overseas Norman Charter vote will aid troops overseas]
 
* [http://www.newson6.com/story/15661610/green-country-communities-to-vote-on-bond-issues-tuesday Green Country Communities To Vote On Bond Issues Tuesday]
 
* [http://www.newson6.com/story/15661610/green-country-communities-to-vote-on-bond-issues-tuesday Green Country Communities To Vote On Bond Issues Tuesday]
 
* [http://newsok.com/edmond-election-today-decides-future-of-police-headquarters/article/3612415?custom_click=headlines Edmond election today decides future of police headquarters]
 
* [http://newsok.com/edmond-election-today-decides-future-of-police-headquarters/article/3612415?custom_click=headlines Edmond election today decides future of police headquarters]
 
* [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]
 
* [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]
* [http://www.krmg.com/news/news/local/broken-arrow-says-yes-bond-issue-change-jenks-and-/nFFYn/ Broken Arrow says yes to bond issue change-Jenks and Owasso say no], [http://www.krmg.com/news/news/broken-arrow-school-bond-vote-tap/nD7GX/ Broken Arrow school bond vote on tap]
 
* [http://bartlesvilleradio.com/pages/news/19702011/nowata-passes-school-bond-issue Nowata Passes School Bond Issue], [http://bartlesvilleradio.com/pages/news/19372011/nowata-voters-to-decide-school-bond-issue Nowata Voters To Decide School Bond Issue]
 
* [http://normantranscript.com/headlines/x858069/Bond-information-available-on-city-website Norman Bond information available on city website]
 
* [http://www.tulsaworld.com/opinion/article.aspx?subjectid=211&articleid=20111002_211_G1_CUTLIN450405 Tulsans will decide charter-change questions on Nov. 8]
 
* [http://www.edmondsun.com/local/x1402471100/Safety-Center-goes-to-voters-Tuesday Safety Center goes to voters Tuesday], [http://www.edmondsun.com/local/x1190853211/Edmond-Realtors-support-Public-Safety-Center Edmond Realtors support Public Safety Center]
 
* [http://paulsvalleydailydemocrat.com/local/x1126804424/Fire-chiefs-look-to-sales-tax-relief Pauls Valley Fire chiefs look to sales tax relief]
 
* [http://www.news-star.com/news/education/x848577845/McLoud-voters-pass-school-bond-issue McLoud voters pass school bond issue]
 
* [http://www.swtimes.com/news/article_71b91b1c-dedc-11e0-8688-001cc4c002e0.html Voters OK Two School Bond Issues]
 
* [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]
 
* [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]
 
* [http://www.edmondsun.com/local/x1642543395/District-plans-for-new-elementary Edmond District plans for new elementary]
 
* [http://normantranscript.com/headlines/x1753728095/Public-favors-bond Norman City Public favors bond]
 
* [http://paulsvalleydailydemocrat.com/local/x2080080541/Lindsay-bond-issue-for-the-kids Lindsay bond issue for the kids]
 
* [http://www.swtimes.com/news/article_7bd859be-c8d9-11e0-a794-001cc4c03286.html Oklahoma School Bond Votes Slated]
 
* [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]
 
* [http://mcalesternews.com/local/x1555802920/MPS-sets-October-bond-election MPS sets October bond election]
 
* [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]
 
* [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]
 
* [http://enidnews.com/localnews/x364972336/School-bond-issues-approved Enid School bond issues approved]
 
* [http://www.news-star.com/news/education/x855742255/Muad-to-vote-on-bond-issue Maud to vote on bond issue]
 
* [http://www.examiner-enterprise.com/articles/2011/05/08/news/news500.txt Nowata citizens to vote on bond issue, charter changes]
 
* [http://adaeveningnews.com/local/x1250115405/Latta-to-vote-on-new-gym-bond-issue Latta to vote on new gym bond issue]
 
* [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]
 
* [http://newsok.com/state-voters-decide-officials-bond-issues/article/3555915 Voters in Oklahoma decide officials, bond issues]
 
* [http://www.kxii.com/news/headlines/Final_push_for_Atoka_Elementary_School_bond.html?ref=144 Final push for Atoka Elementary School bond]
 
* [http://chickashanews.com/local/x930487733/Time-to-Vote Municipal races, school bond issues on Grady County ballot, absentee voting open]
 
* [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]
 
* [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]
 
* [http://www.news-star.com/news/x1405314891/Macomb-to-vote-on-school-bond-issue Macomb to vote on school bond issue]
 
* [http://paulsvalleydailydemocrat.com/local/x449491891/WW-vote-eyes-new-school-system WW vote eyes new school system]
 
* [http://www.fox23.com/news/local/story/Okmulgee-School-District-Proposes-Bond-Issue/d0LkmUMaik2Y1FDIkOAi2Q.cspx Okmulgee School District Proposes Bond Issue]
 
* [http://www.swtimes.com/news/article_1009a514-450b-11e0-9790-001cc4c002e0.html Heavener Voters Pass $1.92 Million School Bond Issue]
 
* [http://newsok.com/state-voters-make-their-choices/article/3545195 Oklahoma voters make choices]
 
* [http://adaeveningnews.com/local/x186199822/Byng-bond-issues-up-for-votes Byng bond issues up for votes]
 
* [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]
 
* [http://www.ocolly.com/features/bond-vote-1.1965863 Highland Park School Bond Vote]
 
 
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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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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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