The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

April 28, 2013

Several races across county, area on May ballot

By BRAD KELLAR
Herald-Banner Staff

— Voters across Hunt County will be making decisions as well, starting Monday, as they choose members of their city councils and school boards.

Residents of the City of Campbell have an opportunity to decide whether to use a portion of the sales tax revenue collected by the city to fix local streets, while a separate item on the ballot asks voters if they are in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in local stores.

And a handful of Hunt County voters will get a chance to participate in an election to decide whether to allow sales of alcohol in Josephine, a city which is primarily located inside Collin County.

Early voting for most area races on the May 11 election ballot begins Monday and will continue through May 7, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at the Hunt County Voter Administration Office, 2217A Washington Street in Greenville.

Extended early voting for the election is scheduled 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday of this week.

Early voting for the Commerce Independent School District election will be at Commerce City Hall, 1119 Alamo in Commerce, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekdays and from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. May 6 and May 7.

City Council races are being held in the cities of Celeste, Lone Oak, Quinlan, Union Valley, and Wolfe City. School board races are being conducted for the Caddo Mills, Campbell, Commerce and Lone Oak school districts.

Proposition 1 on the City of Campbell election ballot calls for the reauthorization of the local sales and use tax in the City of Campbell at the rate of one-fourth percent to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair of local streets.

Proposition 2 on the City of Campbell election ballot calls for the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages for off-premise consumption only.

Early voting for the election in Josephine will take place between Monday and May 7, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekdays, at the Josephine City Hall, 108 West Hubbard Road in Josephine.

The City of Josephine is conducting a special election May 11 on the legal sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption only

While most of Josephine, just north of Royse City, lies within Collin County, a small portion of the city crosses into western Hunt County.

 Therefore some of the city’s residents are registered to vote in Hunt County Precinct 216 and will be eligible to vote in the election.