The special election for Ardmore City Schools’ proposed bond will be held next week.
Early voting begins Thursday and Fridayfrom 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Carter County Election Board office located at 106 Hinkle Street. Sample ballots are also available at the board office.
The bond, if passed, will raise funds to build an 800-seat performance hall for Ardmore City Schools’ fine arts students at all grade levels. The complex would house an art gallery and dance studio and would double as a venue for community performances.
The bond will also raise money to replace ACS’ fleet of school buses over time, allowing the district to phase out old buses over the course of five years. The high school’s band hall would also be expanded to accommodate a growing program and better storage for instruments.
Additional funds will go toward repairs and expansions at the high school, foundation work at Charles Evans Elementary, renovations for the new administration building and other smaller projects.
Regular voting hours will run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, and anyone still in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to cast a ballot, according to the election board.
Voters will need to provide proof of identity in the form of a valid photo ID from the federal, state or tribal government, or a voter identification card provided by the election board. Failing this, a voter can sign an affidavit and vote on a provisional ballot.   
Information about polling places and sample ballots can be found at www.elections.ok.gov.