November 8 Sales Tax Renewal Election '22
The unofficial results are:
For the proposition: 70.16%
Against the proposition: 29.84%
Renewal of a 1/2 cent sales tax effective April 1, 2023 expiring March 31, 2027.
Results will be certified by the Cleveland County Election Board by 5pm, Nov. 11.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How will the revenue be allocated?
A: 70% Residential Street and Residential Collector Street Repair, 20% Public Safety Machinery and/or Equipment and 10% Public Safety Operations.
Q: Will this raise the City sales tax?
A: No. The City's portion of the sales tax will remain at 3.875%. The sales tax in Moore, charged on purchases, is currently 8.5%. Of this amount the City receives 3.875%, the State 4.5% and Cleveland County 0.125%.
Q: What are the dates this extension will run?
A: The timeline for the extension begins April 1, 2023 and expire March 31, 2027.
Q: What has been accomplished with the current 1/2 cent sales tax?
A: During the current four-year cycle we have been able to purchase 21 police vehicles, one fire engine and other equipment used daily by our police and fire departments. We have also spent over $14M on residential streets.
Official Ballot Language
"SHALL ORDINANCE NO. 1015(22) OF THE CITY OF MOORE, OKLAHOMA BE APPROVED, WHICH RENEWS THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF AN EXISTING EXCISE (SALES) TAX OF ONE-HALF OF ONE PERCENT (0.50%) AUTHORIZED BY ORDINANCE NO. 888(18) DATED AUGUST 6, 2018, WHICH IS SET TO EXPIRE MARCH 31, 2023; TOTAL MUNICIPAL SALES TAX WILL REMAIN AT THREE AND SEVEN-EIGHTHS PERCENT (3.875%), UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OR GROSS RECEIPTS DERIVED FROM ALL SALES TO ANY PERSON TAXABLE UNDER THE OKLAHOMA SALES TAX CODE; PROVIDING THAT THE EXTENSION OF THE EXISTING ONE-HALF OF ONE PERCENT (0.50%) EXCISE OR SALES TAX SHALL BE LIMITED TO A PERIOD OF FOUR (4) YEARS, COMMENCING APRIL 1, 2023, AND ENDING MARCH 31, 2027; AND WHICH ORDINANCE FURTHER STATES THAT ALL REVENUES AND PROCEEDS FROM SAID TAX SHALL BE USED FOR RESIDENTIAL STREET AND RESIDENTIAL COLLECTOR STREET IMPROVEMENTS, PUBLIC SAFETY PURPOSES AND OPERATIONS AS SPECIFIED IN THE ORDINANCE?"