The roster for Tuesday's statewide municipal elections is small, but the implications of its outcomes are large — especially for residents of Oklahoma City.
Two members of the city council will defend their seats in two races that together drew 10 total candidates.
Other local municipal races to watch include a city council race in Moore, two council races and a mayoral race in Nicoma Park, and school bond issues at Rose State College and in Cushing.
A complete list of all candidates and questions is included in today's edition.
Live results of all statewide races will be posted at NewsOK.com as they roll in Tuesday.
Here's a look at some other important races:
Rose State College officials are asking district patrons to approve nearly $22 million in bonds to expand and renovate the library, repair the college's swimming pool and upgrade technology equipment.
The largest of a string of projects included in the bonding package is a $7.2 million library expansion.
The so-called Learning Resource Center has taken on several new services and programs, including testing and tutoring, since it was last expanded in 1981, the school's president Terry Britton said.
Britton said the bond issue, if approved, will raise property taxes for district residents by $1.67 per month on $100,000 in property value.
The Rose State district includes the Midwest City Del City School District and portions of the Choctaw and Oklahoma City school districts.
Administrators for the Cushing School District are asking voters to support nearly $40 million in bonds, which they said is critical to continuing the district's transition away from traditional middle schools and into “grade centers.”
If the bond package is approved, the district would open up a new center for fifth through eighth grades, and move students from elementary schools slated for closure into the current middle school, said Superintendent Koln Knight.
The bonding package would also finance renovations to the high school and renovations to the elementary schools that will continue to be used.
If approved, the bond issue would cost district taxpayers $19.91 for every $100 in current taxes, Knight said.
Other races to watch include sales tax propositions in Enid and Newkirk and a bond issues at Kremlin-Hillsdale Public Schools.
AT A GLANCE
Voters go to polls Tuesday
• Voting will take place 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at your regular precinct polling place.
• Those who want to vote early can do so from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at county election board offices statewide.
• A photo ID is required to vote.