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March 28, 2013

Municipal voting starts Friday

CLAREMORE — Early voting begins at 8 a.m. Friday for the regular general municipal elections at the Rogers County Election Board located at 415 West 1st Street.

Catoosa, Claremore, Inola and Oologah voters will decide several city council or trustee elections. Also,  Catoosa voters will decide the fate of a quarter cent sales tax.
Early voting will continue from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April with the general election on April 2.  
In Catoosa, two city council seats are open with four candidates competing for the positions. Thomas Sweet and Sandra Myers will be competing for Ward 2, David Watt and Greg Williams for Ward 3.
Catoosa voters will decide a proposition to renew a quarter cent sales tax that will fund phase three of the city’s recreation center project.
The tax originates from the 1995 Civic Center tax to be used for park and recreation improvements.
Claremore voters will decide if Don Purkey will remain on the city council, or if former city councilor Dwayne Caldwell will replace him.
Inola will select a new member for the board of trustees between four candidates Bobby Kasten, Greg Lawrence, Peggy Harlow and Craig Savage.
Oologah voters will elect Janet Miller or Mat Shockley to fill trustee office number four.
Election Board Secretary Julie Dermody is once again asking voters to make the election a priority in their schedule. Only 6 percent of registered voters turned out on the last election, according to Dermody.
The board has an election almost every month and voters do not know when they are to go to the polls, she added.
“If you can vote, it concerns you,” Dermody said. 
For more information about the election, contact the Rogers County Election Board at (918) 341-2965.

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