A major bond election won’t be on the ballot after all, but Hunt County voters do have a chance today to formally declare whether they oppose or are in favor of a state income tax.
Voters in some locations will also be making decisions on another bond package or who they want to serve on their city council.
Polls will be open between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. today. The Herald-Banner newspaper will be covering the election returns live as they come in on the newspaper’s web site, www.heraldbanner.com
Hunt County Elections Administrator Jose Martinez said that as of the end of early voting Friday, 1,550 people had voted early in Hunt County, either in person or by absentee ballots.That compares to a total of 494 early votes in Hunt County during the constitutional amendment election in 2017.
The Herald-Banner has lists of the propositions, other races on the ballots and polling places included on the web site today.
— The Caddo Mills Municipal Management District had scheduled approval of the creation of the district, a total of $208.63 million in bonds for water, sewer drainage and road improvements and the implementation of a $1 per $100 valuation maintenance tax. However, Martinez said although the measure was included on some early vote ballots, the district cancelled the election at the last minute.
“There should be nobody voting on that Tuesday,” he said.
— The Cumby ISD is seeking voter approval of a $6.2 million bond to pay for the “construction, renovation, improvement, and equipment of school buildings in the district.”
— The City of Campbell is offering a proposition to adopt a sales and use tax of one-half of one percent to be used for public utility improvements.
— The election in West Tawakoni is for full terms on the council, including in Place 1 between Leon Myers and Kevin Featherston, Place 3 between Karen Cory and Rhond McKeehan and Place 5 between Chris Burkett and Jared Calkins.
— And the Frognot Water Supply Corporation is seeking approval to transfer to a Special Utility District.
— The proposed constitutional amendment drawing the most attention is Proposition No. 4 which, if approved by voters, would prohibit the State of Texas from imposing or collecting an individual income tax. In other words, a "yes" vote supports the amendment prohibiting a state income tax, while a “no” vote would oppose the amendment.
Those wanting additional information can contact the Hunt County Elections Administration Office at 903-454-5467 or online at www.huntcounty.net/page/hunt.election; or visit the Texas Secretary of State elections division web site at www.votetexas.gov