Cleveland County had 18 precincts without electricity the entire day, said election board secretary Paula Roberts. In Oklahoma County, power came and went, but about 20 precincts were without electricity at any given time, said election board secretary Doug Sanderson.
In Edmond, voters passed a $28.9 million bond issue to add space to five schools. The bond issue passed by a vote of 3,206 yes votes to 559 no votes. A second proposal for $900,000 for buses and sport utility vehicles also passed with 3,162 yes votes to 586 no votes.
The bond issue will add classrooms at Centennial Elementary, Charles Haskell Elementary, Chisholm Elementary, Northern Hills Elementary, and Sequoyah Middle School will receive classroom additions.
Edmond Superintendent David Goin said the district will start construction on the projects within the next year. "The continued support of the community for this school district is impressive, and we appreciate it," he said.
Neither bond issue is expected to raise property taxes. Officials for both districts said the improvements are needed to handle increasing student enrollment and to maintain quality school buildings.
Other projects in Edmond’s bond issue include adding kitchens at Chisholm and Northern Hills elementary schools, remodeling Clyde Howell Early Childhood Center and the Memorial High School auditorium, and building new barns and pens at the district’s agriculture education complex.