Friday, July 31,is the deadline for local voters to register to vote in the Aug. 25 City of Bartlesville special election, when the City will hold a General Obligation Bond Election and seek an extension of the existing half-cent Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) sales tax.
Approval of the measures will result in funding for the city’s capital projects over the next several years — without increasing taxes for Bartlesville residents.
“Capital project funding is limited for municipalities to General Obligation Bond funds and sales tax that is specifically allocated by voters for that purpose,” said City Manager Mike Bailey. “On August 25, voters will decide funding for nearly $30 million in projects between these two elections, the outcome of which will determine how we proceed in the future and which projects we’re able to fund.”
The City’s mil levy will remain at 15 as existing bonds expire so there is no tax increase associated with the G.O. Bond proposal, and approval of the half-cent CIP sales tax would simply extend the existing tax for another five years. The tax will expire June 30, 2021 if not approved.
Dates to remember:
Last day to register to vote
Deadline to request absentee ballot
Early voting 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days
(Saturday voting is not available in this election as there are no state or federal races on the ballot, according to the Washington County Election Board.)
For more information about registration, absentee ballots or early voting, see Oklahoma State Election Board or call the Washington County Election Board at 918.337.2850.
For more information about the elections or to view a complete list of proposed projects and equipment, see Capital Elections 2020: FAQ, projects.
Note: Voters who are already registered to vote in local elections do not need to register again.