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May 5, 2013

Two days left for early voting in area

There are two days left in the early voting period ahead of Saturday’s municipal and special elections in Greenville and elsewhere in Hunt County.

Hunt County Elections Administrator Mina Cook said as of Friday 594 people had voted early in the City of Greenville municipal and special elections, with 102 people casting early ballots in the other elections across the county which are being conducted through Cook’s office.

Early voting for Saturday’s elections continues Monday and Tuesday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Hunt County Voter Administration Office, 2217A Washington Street in Greenville.

Extended early voting for the Commerce Independent School District election will be at Commerce City Hall, 1119 Alamo in Commerce, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

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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