Oklahoma Election Guide for Jan. 9, 2018

Elections are scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 9 in 14 counties across Oklahoma, so be sure to make your plan to vote that day.

One special legislative elections is set:

  • House District 51 covers parts of Grady, McClain and Stephens counties. The seat was left vacant when Rep. Scott Briggs resigned Nov. 2 to “accept a federal appointment.” The primary election Tuesday will be for the two Republican candidates: Dustin Payne and Brad Boles.

The Fund for Children and Public Education has not recommended a candidate in this race.

Also, communities across the state have local elections, including four school districts. Here are the local elections by county:

Atoka County

  • Coalgate Public Schools, one proposition. The $3.55 million bond would fund a new cafeteria and community safe room, along with renovations that would convert the current cafeteria into five classrooms. The new classrooms will allow Head Start and pre-k students to move out of portables and into permanent rooms at Emerson Elementary.

Coal County

  • One county question.

Grady County

  • House District 51 Republican primary.

Greer County

Jackson County

  • One county question.

Johnson County

  • One county question.

Kiowa County

Le Flore County

  • Heavener, one proposition.

McClain County

  • House District 51 Republican primary.

Oklahoma County

  • The Village, three propositions.

Pontotoc County

  • One county question.

Pottawatomie County

Rogers County

  • Verdigris Public Schools, two propositions. The first proposition would raise $20.5 million for an activity center, playground and athletic field turf, elementary gym repairs, a new HVAC system, paving parking lots and walkways, updated student materials such as books and technology, music equipment, updates to the weight rooms, and other upgrades. The second proposition would raise $600,000 for transportation.

Stephens County

  • House District 51 Republican primary.


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