Claremore Daily Progress

Top Stories

October 29, 2012

Early-bird voters

Election Board gearing up for 5,000 ballots

CLAREMORE — The Rogers County Election Board is preparing for early voters as Friday marks the kick off of the General Election. 

Voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday.
“In the past we have had about 3,200 early voters,” said Election Board Secretary Julie Dermody. “We are gearing up for up to 5,000.”
The Election Board office, located at 415 West 1st Street in Claremore, is the only early voting location that will be open for those dates.
The General Election will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 6.
Officials are preparing for voters that will decide the winner for Oklahoma’s 2nd Congressional District. 
Republican Markwayne Mullin, Democrat Rob Wallace and Independent Michael Fulks will be facing off for the seat of Dan Boren.
Local candidates Republican Kim Henry and Democrat Candi Czpansky will be vying for Rogers County Court Clerk. 
The Presidential election may be the biggest draw for voters as President Barrack Obama looks to gain another term over Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
A number of judges are also listed on the ballot and voters are encouraged to “do their homework” by Dermody.
Additionally, six state questions will be listed on the ballot.
Of the six, two deal with taxes, two are administrative in nature and one addresses affirmative action.
State Questions 758, 759, 762, 764, 765 and 766 include a bit of length and voters should come prepared, according to Julie Dermody, Rogers County Election Board Secretary.
SQ 758 amends the state constitution and deals with ad valorem or property tax. 
Property tax is based on several factors including the fair cash value of a property. 
This measure would change the limit on fair cash value increases. 
SQ 766 also deals with taxes; it exempts some personal property from being included in property taxation.

Text Only
Top Stories
  • No evidence or human remains found

    Rogers County Sheriff’s deputies and assisting agencies vacated a Tiawah property Friday, after no evidence or human remains were found in connection to the disappearance of a local resident that went missing in 1996.

    July 27, 2014

  • RCLC launches letter campaign

    The Rogers County Literacy Council, RCLC, is launching their annual letter writing campaign.
     A United Way Organization, the council is asking for community support to help promote literacy in the English language.

    July 27, 2014

  • taylor.armerding.jpg Inequality crisis shot with factual problems, hypocrisy

    President Obama, various media and political liberals say inequality, of all things, is the defining issue of our times. Yet this message is delivered by multimillionaires and a president who jets from tee time to stump speech on the taxpayer's dime.
     

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroad

    Staking out a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama on Thursday demanded “economic patriotism” from U.S. corporations that use legal means to avoid U.S. taxes through overseas mergers.

    July 25, 2014

  • Local churches impact poverty

    Claremore First Christian Church, First United Methodist and the Pastoral Alliance are combining efforts to host a 16-week program, “Getting Ahead in a Just Getting by World,” based off of the national program — “bridges out of poverty.”

    July 25, 2014

  • Grand Jury recesses until August

    The multicounty grand jury charged with investigating accusations of misconduct by Rogers County officials recessed Thursday until August 19-21, saying it needed to hear from more witnesses before returning a finding in the matter.

    July 25, 2014

  • Former Sheriff’s deputy arrested

    The Rogers County Sheriff’s Office arrested ex-deputy Brian Kindle Wednesday after receiving multiple reports concerning his safety.

    July 25, 2014

  • Chelsea man receives 54-year sentence for child abuse

    A Chelsea man was sentenced to 54 years in prison Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to the charges of child abuse by injury and child sexual abuse.

    July 25, 2014

  • Rogers County Clerk sues The Daily Progress

    Rogers County Clerk Robin Anderson has filed a lawsuit against The Daily Progress and the newspaper’s government reporter Salesha Wilken.

    July 24, 2014

  • Band.jpg Local band loses everything on tour

    A Claremore band, The Last Slice, had $30,000 worth of equipment, instruments, merchandise and clothes stolen while on the East Coast Ska Revival tour in Miami, Fla.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo