Tulsa, Oklahoma -- January 13 -- The upcoming March 2 franchise election is an opportunity for Yukon residents to approve a franchise agreement between the City of Yukon and Oklahoma Natural Gas.

"This franchise will outline how Oklahoma Natural Gas and the City of Yukon work together," says Martie Oyler, Oklahoma Natural Gas Community Relations Manager. "Residents will continue to benefit from safe, affordable and reliable natural gas service as they have for so many decades."

What is a Franchise Agreement?

A franchise agreement lays out detailed rights and responsibilities between the City and Oklahoma Natural Gas for the next 25 years. The franchise allows Oklahoma Natural Gas to work within the city rights-of-way to place, maintain and operate a natural gas system.

How Does Yukon Benefit?

Approval of this franchise would replace the gross receipts ordinance in place today. The revenue collected by Oklahoma Natural Gas on behalf of the city helps the city with future growth and improvements.

How Will It Impact Customers?

If approved, the only change Oklahoma Natural Gas residential customers will see is the line item description on their bill. The 2% currently collected and paid to the City of Yukon will remain the same.

Voter Information

For additional election-related information, visit: www.elections.ok.gov.

Early voting
Canadian County Election Board office
February 25 and 26
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Election Day
Tuesday, March 2
Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Lines are possible at peak voting times. Wait times will likely be shortest at mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Anyone in line to vote at 7 p.m. will be allowed to cast a ballot.

Online Voter Tool
Polling locations, voter registration verification and sample ballots can be accessed on the Oklahoma State Election Board's website at www.elections.ok.gov. Sample ballots are also available at the Canadian County Election Board office. Those who vote by mail can also check ballot status using the Online Voter Tool.