Sample Ballot for Washington County OK – General Election 2018 – Vote Nov 6th

Early voting dates here.

If you need a sample ballot for Washington County, here is a copy (in pdf downloadable format):

SampleBallot – GENERAL ELECTION November 06 2018 for WASHINGTON COUNTY – OK

If you are in another area here is an online voter tool to see yours (you will have to provide your name and birthdate).

As you can see the graphics are too small to see well here so you will need to download the pdf file to study closely.  In general, I plan to vote Republican, but cannot in good conscience vote for Leslie Osborne, Joy Hoffmeister, or Glen Mulready.  I don’t support people who vote to raise taxes and fail to work to live within our/their means.  I will leave these places blank and hope the Republicans nominate better people in the future.  I don’t see the Democrats doing any better (sadly) and can find no information on the Independents on the ballot.

Judicial Retention

I plan at this point to vote No on all the judicial retentions for their failure to stand for life and their support of fees / taxes on the people.  See this article on topic.

State Questions

I will also be voting to turn down all the state questions on this ballot.  I considered writing a detail explanation on all of them.  However, you need to study them on your own and make your own decisions.  Here is a brief summary of why I am a NO on each one:

SQ793 (eye care in retail mercantile establishment) seems to rather obscurely include more licensing/requirements and was the only one I briefly considered voting for since in one respect it seems to “open up” new markets, but at the same time it adds constraints on the market that I would rather not see. [More info on this one here via Batesline taking no side on the question]

SQ794 (also known as Marsy’s law) this question on the surface might sound good to you however, it was proposed by a fellow in California (enough said?) and looks to me like it will add judicial overhead to do something already being done well.  The most egregious line in the whole thing says “Victims would no longer have a constitutional right to know the defendant’s location…” [More info on this one here via Batesline taking a pro side on the question]

SQ798 (Governor and Lt Gov combined ballot) consolidation of power is NEVER a good idea.

SQ800 (creating a new trust fund) NOT ANOTHER ONE

SQ801 (expanding permissible use of ad valorem tax revenue) since they are already misspending what they have, I certainly wouldn’t give them more ways to misspend what they have so we the taxpayers can continue to bail them out.

Bartlesville City Council

I don’t know the candidates in Ward 2.

If I lived in Ward 4, I’d be pleased to vote for Joel Rabin.  He is consistently bringing to light issues of importance to the whole community and standing up for the rights of the people in Ward 4 specifically and Bartlesville in general.  We need more men and women of courage like Joel on our city council.  He has the ability, the insight, and the temperament to stand against all odds as is needed in this city at this time.

Posted with prayers for all the candidates and all the voters.  

May we see things the way He sees things and love our neighbors even as we vote!

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Sample Ballot for Washington County OK – General Election 2018

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My Sample Ballot in Washington County Oklahoma for the Primary Election on June 26 2018

 

Sample Ballot for Washington County – Part 1 (downloadable pdf file)

 

 

Sample Ballot for Washington County – Part 2 (downloadable pdf file)

This is my sample ballot for primary election ballot for Washington County (HD11)

Primary Election to be held on June 26, 2018 in Oklahoma

Here is an online tool from the Oklahoma State Election Board so that you can get your personal sample ballot which may differ depending on where you live.  It is also always available as a top tab item on OKGrassroots.com

You will need to plug in some personal information to be able to locate your personal sample ballot online.  You had to be registered by June 1st in order to vote in this election.  I am registered as a Republican so this information will be different for you if you are registered in one of the other parties.  I will be providing some personal endorsements over the next couple of weeks.  Stay tuned!

Updated June 23, 2018: My Voting Recommendations are here now.

Oklahoma – Special Elections by County on March 6th – THIS IS YOUR VOTE REMINDER!

Here is a listing of all the special elections by county across Oklahoma (it is a pdf file and downloadable):

https://www.ok.gov/elections/support/ok_results_cnty.pdf

Only problem is it doesn’t give you the ballot wording on bonds. It does give you candidate names on the ballot in those cases. But you will still have to do your own research!  This will simply tell  you if there is an election in your area.

For my friends in Bartlesville, here is the ballot wording for all the money on the table for us in the City of Bartlesville.
Bartlesville March 6 2018 SampleBallot

Bartlesville March 6 2018 SampleBallot PDF file downloadable (via this website)

Bartlesville March 6th SampleBallotPDF file downloadable via OKElections.us

In summary:

  • Proposition No 1 – City Equipment Projects – $1,995,000
  • Proposition No 2 – Parks and Recreation Facilities Projects – $8,260,000
  • Proposition No 3 – Street Projects – $5,120,000
  • Proposition No 4 – Storm Drainage Projects – $1,125,000

GRAND TOTAL (if all approved) $16,500,000

Sixteen Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars

What happens in a declining population base?  Can we really afford all this?  Will property taxes really remain the same?

I am so mad about the bundling of the much extravagant and unneeded amphitheater in proposition 2 – I may just vote no across the board.  I mean if they would do that on item 2 who knows what is buried in the other items!

My philosophy is when in doubt vote no and this time there is no doubt on Proposition 2 in my mind!

If you want more information on why to vote no on Proposition 2 visit on facebook Vote No on the Price Tower Park

My earlier post on topic is here.

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Oklahoma – Special Elections by County on March 6th – THIS IS YOUR VOTE REMINDER!

 

My Sample Ballot in Washington County for the General Election on November 8 2016

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washington-county-general-election-ballot-2016 (pdf version of ballot – downloadable)

This is my sample ballot for general election ballot for Washington County.

Election to be held November 8, 2016.

Here is an online tool to get your personal sample ballot which may differ depending on where you live.  It is also always available as a top tab item on OKGrassroots.com

Additional information on the state questions is coming soon!

Judicial Retention Decisions to make (to retain or not):
James R. Winchester – Oklahoma Supreme Court District 5,
Douglas L. Combs – Oklahoma Supreme Court District 8,
Clancy Smith – Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals District 1,
Robert L. Hudson – Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals District 2,
Thomas Thornbrugh – Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals District 3 – Office 1,
John F. Fischer – Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals District 3 – Office 2
Larry Joplin – Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals District  – Office 2
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The Truth Shall Set you Free…The School Board, School Bond & City Council – Joel Rabin speaks out!

Featured Image -- 5489For your prayerful consideration because a friend told me (and I agree) that it is worse than you think. First the current school board has not done a good job of setting priorities, second there is a faulty growth assumption built into their numbers, and third we all need to learn to live within our means! Vote No on August 23rd and let’s save our community from bonded indebtedness that we cannot afford.

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This is the 7th “weekly” 30-second CableOne Ad for my [Joel Rabin’s] Ward 4 City Council candidacy (in HD) entitled, “The Truth Shall Set You Free . . . The School Board, School Bond & City Council”. It comes directly from my Public Comment to the Bartlesville City Council on Monday, August 1st. It starts August 15th, and will be shown through August 23rd (the day of the School Bond vote), on seven key CableOne TV channels . . . A&E, Discovery, ESPN, HGTV, TBS, Fox News, and the Food Channel.

My redirection to an all-out “VOTE NO” campaign against the August 23rd School Bond vote came on the heels of our local media’s reporting . . . and the School Board’s admitting . . . that the half of the School District’s bus fleet is “Outdated and Unsafe”. That did it for me personally, in terms of the School Board “going over the top”.

See the rest of Joel Rabin’s comments here:

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – The Truth Shall Set You Free via Joel Rabin

Washington County Sample Ballot for August 23rd Special Election

 

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Can you and your family afford a property tax increase this year? Here is the actual wording on the ballot. The special election will be held on August 23, 2016.

Washington County Sample Ballot for August 23rd Special Election

Senate District 29 Event with Daniels and Oliver via Examiner Enterprise Report

By Nathan Thompson
nthompson@examiner-enterprise.com

Julie Daniels and Jean Oliver, both Republican candidates for state Senate District 29, answered questions Monday night during a forum sponsored by the Green Country Republican Women’s Club, held in the Bartlesville City Council chambers.

The event was moderated by Charlie Taraboletti of Bartlesville Radio, and was standing room only. The candidates answered questions ranging from the struggling state budget, education and criminal justice reform.

Green Country Republican Women’s Club president Deb Cook, center, introduces state senate district 29 candidates Jean Oliver, left, and Julie Daniels, right, Monday night during a forum in the Bartlesville City Council chambers. Nathan Thompson/Examiner-Enterprise - See more at: http://examiner-enterprise.com/news/local-news/daniels-oliver-differ-income-tax-cuts#sthash.8SqXqWIV.dpuf

Green Country Republican Women’s Club president Deb Cook, center, introduces state senate district 29 candidates Jean Oliver, left, and Julie Daniels, right, Monday night during a forum in the Bartlesville City Council chambers. Photo credit: Nathan Thompson/Examiner-Enterprise

Oliver said she was very frustrated with the current legislative session. As a former teacher and wife of a physician, she was troubled with the budget cuts to public schools and health care.

“I’m not a politician, but I decided to run for office when I read about all the problems that Oklahoma was having with its finances,” Oliver said. “I’m especially concerned about the situation with education. I was approached by several educators because they want this issue addressed. We cannot continue to cut and cut and cut educational funding. Oklahoma has cut more funding in education, more than 23 percent, than any other state in the nation.”

Daniels said she wanted to run for office to restore the conservative platform of liberty and to stop federal mandates that have been brought onto state government.

“I very much believe in the strength of our representative form of government,” Daniels said. “I believe in individual freedom and opportunity. I believe in the strength of the family as the basis of the entire network. I am dismayed, disheartened and sometimes discouraged like so many of my conservative brethren in how much we have lost of these freedoms, mainly from the encroachment of the federal government upon states.”
– See more at: Examiner Enterprise Article on Senate District 29

Finding Gems and Sharing Them – Senate District 29 Event with Daniels and Oliver via Examiner Enterprise Report

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