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Moore voters to decide on Oklahoma Gas an Electric Co. franchise renewal

Moore voters will decide Tuesday on a 25-year renewal contract with OG&E to provide electrical services within the city's boundaries.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: May 8, 2013 at 9:47 pm •  Published: May 9, 2013

— Moore voters will go to the polls Tuesday to consider a renewal agreement with Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. to provide electrical services to the city.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and will remain open until 7 p.m.

Voters can cast absentee ballots in person at the county election board office from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Monday.

If approved by voters, OG&E would have a 25-year franchise with the city, granting the company the right to use city easements for electrical service in exchange for a 3 percent tax on electric sales within the city's boundaries.

Customers' bills will not increase as a result of the renewal, OG&E spokesman James Chappel said.