LeFlore County voters living within the city limits of Arkoma will have an opportunity to have their voice heard January 8, 2019, when they will be able to vote either For or Against a proposition. The proposition, if passed, would allow OG&E to provide electricity to the town for a period of 25 years. The text of the proposition is:
Shall a franchise be granted to the Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company, a corporation, its successors and assigns giving it the right to produce, transmit and distribute electricity within the Town and to sell electricity therein for all purposes for which it may be used, to the Town, its inhabitants and the public generally, and the right to construct, maintain and operate a system of poles, wires, conduits and other facilities and equipment in, upon, across, under and over the streets, alley, public grounds or ways in the Town for such purposes, for a period of Twenty-five (25) years; providing compensation to the Town; in accordance with the terms of Ordinance Number 2019-09-04, passed and approved by the Board of Trustees of the Town of Arkoma, Oklahoma, on the 4th day of September, 2018?
Click the PDF file below to see the sample ballot.
The LeFlore County Election Board office in the Courthouse Annex (103 N. Church Street in Poteau) has sample ballots available for anyone who would like to have one prior to the election. Stop by during their regular hours Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.