Information about November 2018 General Election

Election Day: What you need to know
Posted on 10/31/2018
(SPS) - The general election is fast approaching on Nov. 6 and there are many issues/races for you to consider as you prepare to cast your ballot.

The gubernatorial race, state questions, legislative officers, congressional officers, and state superintendent of instruction are among the handful of decisions that will be determined after the polls close.

If you want to bypass the lines at your polling place, early voting begins Nov. 1 between 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the Creek County Election Board.

You can view a sample ballot via the Online Voter Tool on the Oklahoma State Election Board website. The tool will also provide the name and address of your polling place.

Below is information about the state questions that will affect public education in Oklahoma, as well as info about the races for governor and superintendent for public instruction.

State Question 800

State Question 800 is a proposed state Constitutional amendment to create a new state budget reserve fund to collect an increasing percentage of collections from the gross production tax (GPT) on oil and gas. This off-the-top set-aside to the new Oklahoma Vision Fund would begin on July 1, 2020.

Read more about SQ 800 here.

State Question 801

State Question 801 would amend the state constitution, which currently prohibits the use of school district building funds for most recurring operational costs like teacher pay.

Read more about SQ 801 here.

Governor

The race includes three candidates; Chris Powell (L), Kevin Stitt (R), Drew Edmondson (D). Click on the candidate's name to read his plans for education (Names are listed as they appear on the ballot).

State Superintendent of Public Instruction

This race includes three candidates; Joy Hofmeister (R), John Cox (D), Larry Huff (I). Click on the candidate's name to read his or her plans (Names are listed as they appear on the ballot). 

This a list of all of the elections in Creek County.

Polls are open between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6.



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