Elections underway, nearly 250 early voters
ELLIS AND DALLAS COUNTY – Early voting for Constitutional Amendments are underway for the entire state of Texas providing opportunities for voters to decide upon what rights we have as a state. (see sample ballot on page 3 for list of amendments)
According to the Ellis County Elections Department, since early voting started in Red Oak, Midlothian, Ennis and Waxahachie on Monday, Oct. 24 –Saturday, Oct. 29, 247 voters have hit the polls. Dallas County will not have a total early voting count until their early voting has ended. Early voting is still underway for each county.
In addition to the constitutional amendments, the city of Glenn Heights and Cedar Hill Independent School District are concurrently holding bond elections for their respected tax paying citizens.
Glenn Heights residents will vote for a total bond package worth $15,500,000 split into two propositions to vote on. One, will be $8 million for the construction of a new city hall with the following features : Citizen resource center, emergency shelter, emergency operation center, conference/ rental room for gatherings and a new council chambers. Two, will consist of roadway rehabilitation for the entirety of Hampton Road and Uhl Road, Bear Creek from Gateway Boulevard to Hampton Road and Bear Creek Road from Interstate Highway 35 to Gateway Boulevard totaling $7.5 million in bonds.
Tax increases are on the ballot for CHISD voters. Proposition 1 focuses on a $53.5 million for school bonds to construct, improve, renovate and equip school buildings with a levying of a tax in payment of the bonds. Proposition 2 focuses on “ approving the ad valorem tax rate of $1.57 per $100 valuation in Cedar Hill ISD for the current year, a rate that is $.13 higher per $100 valuation than the school district rollback tax rate.”
For early voting locations, visit www.elliscountypress.com . Election Day locations, by precinct, can be found here.