Early voting off to fast start

Apr 30, 2014

Early voting for the May 10 municipal and school district elections got off to a fast start Monday. As expected, the Greenville ISD election, which included a $72 million bond proposal, drew a lot of interest and accounted for most of the ballots counted Monday.

Early voting for all of the elections will be conducted between 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. weekdays through May 6 at the Hunt County Voter Administration Office, 2217 Washington Street in downtown Greenville. Extended early voting hours will be conducted at the office between 7n a.m. and 7 p.m. today and Thursday.

Mobile early voting sites for the Greenville ISD election are scheduled at Bowie, Carver and Lamar Elementary Schools, at Greenville Middle School and Greenville High School, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. today and Thursday.

A total of 477 ballots were received at the voter administration office Monday, either by voters in person or by mail. Hunt County Elections Administrator Mina Cook said that doesn’t necessarily reflect the total number of voters, as some voters were eligible to cast ballots in more than one election, such as in the Celeste city and school board elections.

A total of 259 ballots were cast Monday for the Greenville Independent School District election. Three seats on the Greenville ISD board will also be decided during the May 10 election, as well as a seat on the Greenville City Council.

Voters in Celeste, Lone Oak and Quinlan will also be choosing new city leaders; a proposition for sales taxes to fix city streets is also on the Celeste ballot; while there are also school district elections in Caddo Mills, Celeste, Lone Oak and Quinlan. And the Hickory Creek Special Utility District in Hunt County is also conducting an election for its board of directors.