Cordell Memorial Hospital

Hospital tax vote back on go

Commissioners ordered not to interfere further

   Votes on the Cordell hospital sales tax will be counted and certified, Associate District Judge Chris Kelly ruled Thursday.

   Kelly issued a temporary restraining order not only directing the votes to be counted and certified but also prohibiting Washita County commissioners and the County Election Board “from interfering further with the Hospital Tax Question.” Specifically, he ordered the Election Board to take down a notice which allegedly had been posted where absentee ballots are picked up which advised that the vote on the hospital tax would be invalid.

   Besides Kelly’s signature, the temporary injunction also contained that of former Oklahoma attorney general Drew Edmondson as its “preparer.” It stated that he approved it.
 

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