One week of early voting left for the November 2 elections | Local News



Hunt County voters so far have cast just a few hundred ballots for the Nov. 2 election, which will determine the fate of a total of more than $ 187 million in bond issues. proposed.

The bonds would be used to pay for a new Hunt County detention center and new school buildings in Commerce and Lone Oak. A property tax freeze for the elderly is on the ballot in West Tawakoni, the new town of Poetry is considering a sales tax to pay for street improvements and proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution are In progress.

Hunt County Election Officer Jeannie Ash said as of Thursday evening, 560 people had voted in person for the election, with 59 mail votes received.

Early voting for the November 2 election is expected to continue until Friday, October 29. Advance voting is set at the Hunt County Voter Administration Building, 2217A Washington Street, Greenville, for all constituencies in the county; Commerce Town Hall, 1119 Alamo Street, Commerce for constituencies 426, 427, 428, 429, 430, 431, 432 and 434; and the Lone Oak ISD Administrative Office, 8162 Highway 69 South, Lone Oak, for ridings 318, 319, 323, 324 and 325. Advance voting is scheduled from 8 am to 5 pm daily and from 7 am to 7 pm Thursday.

Additional information on the upcoming Hunt County election is available on the Hunt County Election Administration website at

• Hunt County has a ballot proposal calling for a $ 75 million bond, which is approved, would pay for a new prison complex, include the sheriff’s offices and also allow for expansion not only for future county buildings, but for the expansion of the prison itself as and when required. The bonds would be used to replace the current Hunt County detention center.

• Commerce ISD’s Proposal A, if approved by voters, would allow the issuance of $ 62.5 million in bonds for a new middle school of commerce, the installation of sod and parking on the grounds of baseball and softball and the construction of restrooms and concessions.

Proposal B would allow the issuance of $ 5.5 million to build a multi-purpose facility that would be used by Commerce students, programs and citizens.

Additional information on the election is available at

• Lone Oak ISD Proposal A calls for $ 41 million to pay for school facilities and $ 3.9 million to pay for Buffalo Stadium improvements. Information on indicated that the bonds would be used to finance the addition and renovation of classrooms and science laboratories, expansion of the music room and vocational and technical education, security and upgrading to ADA compliance, sports upgrades, etc.

• The town of West Tawakoni is holding elections to choose places 1, 3 and 5 on the city council.

The City of West Tawakoni Ballot Proposal A proposes a freeze on property taxes for the elderly.

• The incorporation of the City of Poetry was approved by the voters in November 2020 and the first community council was chosen in May of this year. The City of Poetry Proposal A in the November 2 poll calls for approval to pass a 2% sales and use tax to pay for revenue generated from the maintenance and repair of municipal streets .

• The eight proposed constitutional amendments include Proposition 1, which would allow charity raffles to be held at rodeo events organized or sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Proposal 2 would allow a county to issue debt to finance transportation infrastructure, excluding toll roads, in underserved parts of the county. Proposition 3 would prevent a government entity from limiting or banning religious services. Proposal 4 would change the eligibility requirements for a Supreme Court Judge, a Criminal Appeal Court Judge, an Appeal Court Judge and a District Judge. Proposal 5 would give additional powers to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct in relation to candidates for judicial office. Proposition 6 would guarantee residents of long-term care facilities the right to designate someone as an essential caregiver. Proposition 7 would allow the surviving spouse of a person with a disability to receive a limitation on ad valorem taxes from the school district on the spouse’s homestead residence. And proposition 8 would allow the surviving spouse of a killed or fatally injured soldier to benefit from a property tax exemption.


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