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December 19, 2013

School voters have time before ballots

bporterfield@pvdemocrat.com — Voters in the Pauls Valley and Maysville school districts have some time to get their registrations in order if they want to cast a ballot during school board elections next year.

The last day to get registered is Friday, Jan. 17 as voters in the two districts will decide three separate races during an election scheduled for Feb. 11, 2014.

On the ballot here is the race for a single office on the Pauls Valley Board of Education.

Incumbent and current board president Joe Don Looney is seeking a new five-year term.

Looney is set to receive challenges from Brandi Harris and Randy McGee during the February election.

The only other PV board office scheduled to be on the ballot has already gone to Craig Ensey, who was unopposed for the unexpired term of the office formerly held by Michelle Wood.

Ensey was appointed to the office in early October to essentially serve out this first year of Wood’s full five-year term.

Without any opposition Ensey earned the office for the remainder of the term.

In Maysville there are actually two board races set for the election.

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

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

After the filing period earlier this month several other school board offices were won unopposed in districts throughout the county.

They included Everett Plummer who earned a three-year term in Whitebead, Tony Davis a five-year term in Elmore City-Pernell, Adrianne Olguin in Paoli (five-year term), Terry Brown in Wynnewood (five-year term), John D. Cothren in Stratford (five-year term) and John Harrison in Lindsay (five-year term).

Persons who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma and at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters, said Garvin County Election Board Secretary Doylene Cunningham.

These individuals may apply to register or to change name, address or political affiliation.

Specifically they can include:

• Persons who have never been registered to vote before.

• Voters who are not currently registered in the county of their residence.

• Persons who are registered but who need to change their registration information.

Oklahoma Voter Registration Application forms are available at the county Election Board office, at tag agencies and can be downloaded from www.ok.gov/elections online.

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