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Polls Are Open From 7:00 AM To 7:00 PM
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Primary & Special Election


NEWKIRK — Voters who want to vote in the June 28 primary must register to vote by June 3.

Voters registered as Independents can obtain a Democratic ballot.

The Democratic Party decided earlier this year to allow Independents to vote in their primaries in 2016 and 2017.

The Republicans declined to open their primaries to Independent voters.

As of Feb. 29, there are 23,676 registered voters in Kay County with 3,205 of those listed as Independent.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the election is June 22. Early voting will be held June 23-25.

There are six local ballots in Kay County.

  • Tonkawa voters will decide on a one and one half percent sales tax that begins on March 1, 2017 and lasts until March 31, 2027.
    The tax would be used for repairs and replace the water, sewer, street and sidewalks, trails, alley and drainage systems.
  • Blackwell voters will decide on a one percent sales tax that would be used to fund the local hospital. If passed the tax would start on Oct. 1, 2016 and end on Sept. 30, 2016.
  • Newkirk voters will vote on two school propositions including a $100,000 construction bond and a $500,000 transportation bond.
  • All voters will vote on whether or not alcohol can be sold in Kay County on Sundays and Election Days during voting hours.

The Libertarian Party is now certified as an official political party in the state. The group gathered more than 30,000 valid signatures from registered Oklahoma voters to be certified as an official party in Oklahoma.

  • On the Kay County Libertarian ballot is Robert T. Murphy vs. Dax Ewbank. The pair are competing for a U.S. Senate seat.
  • Republican voters will choose between Desiree Brown, 32, Hennessey, and incumbent Frank Lucas, 56, for the U.S. Reparative District No.3 seat. The winner will face Democrat Frankie Robbins, Medford, in November.

Also on the Republican ballot is the race for Kay County Sheriff.

  • Steve Kelley, Thomas Alan Burg and Brian Keith Herbert are competing for the position. Kay County Sheriff Everette Van Hoesen is retiring.
For more information on upcoming elections and voter deadlines, contact the Kay County Election Board at 580-362-2130.


Republican - US Representative, County Sheriff, & County Question | Libertarian - US Senator & County Question
County Question | City of Blackwell | City of Newkirk | City of Tonkawa
IMPORTANT! There will be unofficial, unverified results posted on The Ponca City News Website and The Ponca City News FaceBook Page. Election results are posted to these websites as they are received at the Oklahoma State Election Board from county election boards and will not include provisional ballot results until after 5 p.m. Friday, July 1. Results shown here are subject to contest and recount and are neither final nor official until they are certified by the appropriate election board.

Unless a contest of election or a petition for recount has been filed, results will be certified by county election boards not earlier than 5 p.m. Friday, July 1. Results of a race in which a contest of election or a petition for recount has been filed cannot be certified until the contest has been heard or the recount has been completed.