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February 4, 2014

Maybe cold won’t put dent in votes

bporterfield@pvdemocrat.com — Hopes are the weather outside won’t be a bad thing on the voting inside for school elections coming in both Pauls Valley and nearby Maysville.

A total of three school board offices in the two cities are on the ballot for an election a week from now — Tuesday, Feb. 11.

With the deadline for mailed absentee ballots set for Wednesday, Feb. 5, voters can still get their ballots in a bit early by way of in-person absentee voting.

That early voting will only be offered later this week and not on the Monday before the election.

“We’ll have the early voting on Thursday and Friday,” said Gayla Dean of the Garvin County Election Board.

The voting will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on those two days, Feb. 6-7, at the Election Board office located on the ground floor of the county courthouse in Pauls Valley.

In Pauls Valley the race for a school board office includes a trio of candidates — incumbent Joe Don Looney and challengers Brandi Harris and Randy McGee.

In Maysville there are two board races on the ballot.

For the No. 4 office on Maysville’s school board Vickie Foraker and Cindy Wilmot are running for a five-year term.

Tyler Dean and Heidi Gamble are the candidates for the unexpired term of Maysville’s No. 2 office.

Also this week municipal filings in Lindsay are continuing through Wednesday at the city clerk’s office in Lindsay.

Any election that comes from those filings will be on March 4.

Set for that same March date are big elections for both Garvin County and Pauls Valley.

All county voters will get the chance to express their opinion on a countywide half-cent sales tax up for renewal.

The tax in place since 2007 is again up for a seven-year term with revenue earmarked this time for the county sheriff’s department, county commissioners for roads and the county’s 911 dispatch center. A portion would go into the county’s general fund.

On that same day Pauls Valley voters will consider a half-cent sales tax with revenues going to make needed capital improvements at PV General Hospital.

Specifically, those improvements are to focus on updating the hospital’s diagnostic equipment.

The deadline to register or get voter registration updated before the election is Friday, Feb. 7.

Yet another election comes on April 1 as a $20.3 million school bond issue in Wynnewood is on the ballot.

The Wynnewood issue, if passed by 60 percent, would go to build a new elementary school.

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