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Vote on Tuesday in Oklahoma City’s MAPS 4 special election
Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday in Oklahoma City’s MAPS 4 special election.
Visit the Oklahoma State Election Board’s voter portal at ok.gov/elections/ovp to check your voter registration or find your polling place. 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.
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.
All Oklahoma City voters registered by the Nov. 15 deadline are eligible to cast a ballot. If you aren’t sure that you live in Oklahoma City, visit okc.gov/citylimits to check.
The MAPS 4 election has only one item on the ballot. Voters will vote yes or no on a temporary penny sales tax, which the Oklahoma City Council will devote to MAPS 4.
About MAPS 4
MAPS 4 is a debt-free public improvement program funded by a temporary penny sales tax, which would raise a projected $978 million over eight years. It requires approval from Oklahoma City voters.
The proposed MAPS 4 program includes all 16 of the projects that received a scheduled presentation during this summer’s special meetings. It’s 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 16 MAPS 4 projects are:
- Parks ($140 million)
- Youth Centers ($110 million)
- Senior Wellness Centers ($30 million)
- Mental Health and Addiction ($40 million)
- Family Justice Center operated by Palomar ($38 million)
- Transit ($87 million)
- Sidewalks, bike lanes, trails and streetlights ($87 million)
- Homelessness ($50 million)
- Chesapeake Energy Arena and related facilities ($115 million)
- Animal Shelter ($38 million)
- Fairgrounds Coliseum ($63 million)
- Diversion Hub ($17 million)
- Innovation District ($71 million)
- Freedom Center and Clara Luper Civil Rights Center ($25 million)
- Beautification ($30 million)
- Multipurpose Stadium ($37 million)
If voters approve the tax to fund MAPS 4, each project will be refined in the coming years as the process unfolds, much like the previous MAPS programs. A volunteer advisory board will make recommendations to the City Council, which has final oversight.
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