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Early voting for Oklahoma City Council elections starts Friday

Voters who want to get a jump start on Oklahoma City Council races and the Rose State bond issue can do so 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and again on Monday at the county election board. The general election is set for Tuesday at regular precinct polling stations.
BY ZEKE CAMPFIELD zcampfield@opubco.com Published: March 1, 2013
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Early voting for next week's city council elections runs 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and continues the same time Monday at county election board offices across the state.

Voters in Oklahoma City will choose two representatives to the city council, voters in Nicoma Park will pick two councilors and a mayor, and patrons of the Rose State College school district will decide the fate of a multimillion dollar bond issue.

Three filed for the Ward 1 seat on the Oklahoma City Council: James Greiner, incumbent Gary Marrs, and Carolyn S. Sims.

Seven filed for the Ward 7 seat on the council: John E. Bilbury III, Lillie R. Buckner, Randon Gibson, incumbent Ronald “Skip” Kelly, John A Pettis Jr., Ben T. Robinson and Star Young.

Rose State College officials are asking district residents to approve nearly $22 million in bonds to expand and renovate the library, repair the college's swimming pool and upgrade technology equipment.

The Rose State district includes the Mid-Del school district and portions of the Choctaw and Oklahoma City school districts.

Voters statewide will decide several additional city council races, school bond issues and tax propositions.

The general election is scheduled for March 5. Regular precinct polling stations will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.