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June 19, 2014

Early primary voting this week — Only a week remains before the primary election and even less time for voters to get their orders in for mailed absentee ballots.

The deadline comes on Wednesday, June 18 as election day follows on June 24.

Application forms are available at the Garvin County Election Board in the county courthouse in Pauls Valley or can be downloaded at online.

Early voting will be available for a three-day period later this week.

In-person absentee voting at the Election Board office is available 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 19-20 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21.

A couple of Garvin County area elections are on the primary ballot.

Longtime District 3 Commissioner Johnny Mann of Stratford is going for his seventh term in office.

His challenger is Mike DeArman of Paoli.

In Stratford two candidates, Santee Wade and Stephanie Butenhof, are running for the No. 2 post on the Stratford Board of Trustees.

A number of other races set for the primary election will be previewed in the PV Democrat later this week.

Later in the summer a couple of school bond elections are coming for voters in two Garvin County school districts.

This election for Wynnewood and Elmore City-Pernell schools is scheduled for Aug. 26.

In Wynnewood voters will again determine the fate of another bond issue with this one also targeting a new school building.

The Wynnewood issue for just over $21.5 million will go toward the construction of new elementary school if passed by the required 60 percent.

Earlier this year the majority of Wynnewood voters cast ballots favoring another bond issue meant to fund a new elementary building.

The issue didn’t pass when it failed to reach the 60 percent super-majority level.

On that same election day Elmore City-Pernell school voters will get their say on a $2.275 million bond issue meant for a new middle school that includes a band and safe room.

The ECP district also had a bond issue fall election last fall.

The issue that failed would have funded a new gym and the conversion of ECP High School into a building with separated areas for middle school and high school students.

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