If voters reject the proposal:•Cornett and others have said there is no plan B for funding the improvements, and that Oklahoma City will not get an NBA team. •The MAPS for Kids sales tax will expire at midnight Dec. 31. Unless voters pass another sales tax initiative before then, the tax rate will go down 1 cent beginning Jan. 1, 2009. Oklahoma County polling sites Interactive: NBA database
•City officials said the improvements will also make it easier for the Ford Center to compete with other venues in the region for events like the Big 12 basketball tournaments, NCAA basketball regionals and concerts. •If the proposal is approved but the NBA decides not to locate a team here by June of 2009, the practice facility would not be built and the tax would last 12 months instead of 15.
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Other metro-area elections include:•Canadian County: Yukon school bond issue. •Cleveland County: Norman City Council races; Moore mayor's race, Moore school bond issue. •Grady County: Minco City Council race; Rush Springs school bond issue. •Lincoln County: Davenport school bond issue. •Logan County: Coyle school bond issue. •Oklahoma County: Warr Acres City Council races; Bethany school bond issue. •Pottawatomie County: Bethel school bond issue.
Other state votes•In Tulsa, primary elections will be held for three city council seats. District 4 will have Democratic and Republican primaries, while Districts 1 and 9 will have Democratic primaries. Tulsa's general election is April 1. •Enid voters will consider two bond proposals — $39 million for streets, and $7 million for bridges in the city, and will also decide on extending an existing 1-cent sales tax until 2042. •In Latimer County, voters will consider extending a half-cent sales tax for five years, a three-fourths-cent sales tax for Latimer County Hospital for five years, and a three-fourths-cent sales tax to maintain and operate a solid waste system for five years. •Voters in Kay and Beaver counties will fill the unexpired District 2 county commissioner seats.