Pictured on Nov. 7, 2011 is a sample ballot resting on one new eScan ballot counting machine, a type to replace Washington County's older machines in the coming months.
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BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - Polls opened Tuesday for the Bartlesville and Skiatook public schools elections, according to Washington County Election Board officials.
In Bartlesville, voters are deciding on two bond proposals by the Bartlesville Public School District totaling slightly more than $12.675 million .
The first proposal at $11.625 focuses largely on an early childhood center expansion for Richard Kane Elementary to replace three portable buildings now used as classrooms, upgrades for such as security entries and playground repairs to the district's other elementary school and improvements such as handrails, light and sound fixes to Custer Stadium. According to officials, only 3.4 of the bond will fund the Custer Stadium work.
The other portion of the bond will go toward operational costs such as textbooks, technology, maintenance and performing arts and athletics equipment.
The second proposal, at $1.05 million, would pay for transportation costs, including a number of new buses intended to gradually replace older buses and for five new maintenance pick-up trucks.
Skiatook voters are deciding on two bond proposals as well — the first for $7.695 million for building construction, improvements, equipment and furniture and the second, $300,000 for transportation costs.
Though polling areas are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Washington County Election Board Secretary Yvonne House suggests voters who want to be processed quickly to vote in the mid-morning or mid-afternoon, as those times are usually the slowest periods for voting during the day.
The following is a list of the precinct polling places:
Bartlesville Public Schools District
11 Redeemer Lutheran Church 3700 SE Woodland Rd
12 Arvest Bank, Eastside Branch 4225 SE Adams Rd.
Community Room, North Entrance
13 Highland Park Baptist Church 300 SE Washington Blvd
15 Spruce Avenue Baptist Church 300 NE Spruce Ave
22 Youth Canteen 3401 SE Price Rd
27 Trinity Baptist Church 1500 SW Oak Ave
28 Bartlesville Southern Baptist Church 5111 SE Nowata Rd
31 First Assembly of God Church 900 SE Dewey
Family Life Center
33 Revival Time Outreach Center 101 SW Virginia Ave
46 Oak Park Methodist Church 601 NW Brentwood Ave
48 East Bartlesville Christian Church 3221 E Tuxedo Blvd. Annex
51 East Cross United Methodist Church 820 SE Madison Blvd
54 Eastern Heights Baptist Church 1331 SE Swan Dr.
74 Rose Hill Church 12950 N 4000 RD
75 Grace Community Church 1500 SE Kings Dr, Bartlesville
76 Oglesby Assembly of God 401471 W 2700 Rd, Oglesby
711 Silver Lake Baptist Church 3541 SE Washington Blvd
Skiatook Public Schools District
78 Ramona Fire Department 430 2 St, Ramona
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