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Rogers County Holds Off on Certifying Tax Election

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CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — The Rogers County Election Board has voted to not certify results of a recent sales tax election after a resident filed a complaint alleging the county didn't give proper legal notice of the election.

Voters in Rogers County approved a 1-cent sales tax during a May 14 election. But a resident filed a challenge to the election results, saying the county didn't properly publish a legal notice of the election in a county newspaper before the vote.

The Claremore Daily Progress reports that the election board voted Tuesday to not certify the election results until after a hearing is held next week on the complaint. The hearing is set for May 28 before District Judge Dwayne Steidley.