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Councilwoman Hamon to host Ward 6 MAPS 4 Forum on Nov. 17

Post Date:11/12/2019 10:28 AM

Councilwoman JoBeth Hamon is hosting a public Ward 6 MAPS 4 Forum on Nov. 17 for Oklahoma City residents to learn more about the program and ask questions.

“This is a great chance to get more information on MAPS 4 before the vote on Dec. 10,” said Councilwoman Hamon. “Everyone is invited to meet with staff and other people involved with the projects to ask questions and hear about issues that matter in Ward 6.”

The forum is 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 in the Friends of the Library Room at the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave.

Councilwoman Hamon will make opening remarks, and then attendees can visit with representatives from 10 of the 16 MAPS 4 projects at one of five tables in the room:

The proposed MAPS 4 program would raise a projected $978 million over eight years, debt-free, funded by a temporary penny sales tax. It requires approval from Oklahoma City voters in the Dec. 10 election.

The MAPS 4 temporary 1-cent sales tax would keep Oklahoma City’s sales tax rate unchanged. It would take effect April 1 when the Better Streets, Safer City temporary sales tax expires.

Learn more about MAPS 4 at okc.gov/maps4.

More about MAPS 4

The proposed MAPS 4 package is focused on neighborhood and human needs, as well as quality of life and job-creating initiatives. More than 70 percent of the funding is dedicated to neighborhood and human needs.

The proposed MAPS 4 program includes 16 projects:

If voters approve the MAPS 4 program, each project will be refined in the coming years as the process unfolds, much like the previous MAPS programs. MAPS 4 will have oversight from the City Council and a volunteer advisory board.

Election and voting information

The MAPS 4 election will be Dec. 10 with only one item on the ballot. Voters will vote yes or no on a single capital investment program, which the Council will devote to the MAPS 4 program.

Oklahoma City voters registered at their current address are already eligible to vote. The deadline is Nov. 15 for new voter registration or updating your registration to a new address.

Visit the Oklahoma State Election Board’s website at ok.gov/elections to download a voter registration form. Check or update your registration using the voter portal.

Voter registration forms are also available at your local county election board, post offices, tag agencies, libraries and other public locations.

Voters who have disabilities can find more information about voter assistance in Oklahoma at ok.gov/elections.

State law requires proof of identity to vote. Acceptable forms of ID are a voter ID card, driver’s license or another form of ID issued by the federal government, state government or federally recognized tribal government. Voters may also cast a provisional ballot by proving their identity with a signed, sworn affidavit, which is available at the polling station.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the MAPS 4 election is 5 p.m. Dec. 4. Apply for an absentee ballot or download an absentee ballot request form at ok.gov/elections/ovp.

Overseas voters, including military members, can get more information about overseas absentee voting at ok.gov/elections.

Early voting for the MAPS 4 election is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at your local county election board:

Regular voting is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at your usual polling location, which you can find using the voter portal at ok.gov/elections/ovp or on your voter ID card. Two precincts in far northwest Oklahoma City have new voting locations as of this fall: Precinct 550151 now votes at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 10600 N Council Road, and Precinct 550153 now votes at Newchurch at 9201 N Rockwell Ave.

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Media Contact
Kristy Yager
(405) 297-2550
kristy.yager@okc.gov

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