Election Day in Oklahoma

By: Paige Tebow Email
By: Paige Tebow Email

Voters in seven counties were asked today to increase their property taxes to allocate the Southern Oklahoma Technology Center funding for improvements, but not all voters are on board with the proposal.

Most voters who braved the cold today told us the reason they came out was the SOTC measure.

School officials say they had to turn away students last year due to lack of room.

If approved, the four millage increase would allow the SOTC to accommodate 150 more students, build a new diesel mechanics classroom, jump start biotechnology and manufacturing programs, and expand the health training program.

The opposition states the fact that the SOTC is only a two-year institution, and they would rather have that money go toward elementary and high schools.

SOTC officials say passing the measure is key to Central Oklahoma's growth.

To put the four millage increase into perspective, a homeowner that lives in a $100,000 home would pay about $48 more per year.

Polls are open until 7 p.m. Tuesday.


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