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May 2, 2013

Extended early voting hours today

GREENVILLE — The voters casting early ballots in the City of Greenville elections on May 11 continue to far outnumber the voters casting early votes in most of the other races in Hunt County combined.

Extended early voting is scheduled again today.

Hunt County Elections Administrator Mina Cook said 136 people voted Wednesday in the City of Greenville municipal and special elections, with 17 people voting in the other elections across the county which are being conducted through Cook’s office.

Through the first three days of early voting, 315 people had voted in the City of Greenville elections and 51 people had cast ballots in the races across Hunt County.

Early voting for the May 11 elections continues through next Tuesday, 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 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. today.

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

Voters in Greenville are casting votes for the Place 1 City Council race between incumbent Council member Dan Perkins and Tyson Cox,  whether to approve $12.6 million in bonds to pay for the reconstruction of nine local streets, whether to approve $15 million in bonds for a new YMCA/event center for Greenville and the fate of 30 proposed amendments to the City of Greenville Charter.

City Council races are also 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.

Residents of the City of Campbell are deciding 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.

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