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Tue November 8, 2011
Election Day Today
Voters across Texas will be heading to the polls today to vote on 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution.
Polls will be open between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. today. A list of polling places and sample ballots are included in today’s edition of the Herald-Banner.
A total of 433 people voted early for the elections in Hunt County.
The City of Lone Oak is asking voters if they would be for or against the adoption of a sales and use tax in the city, at the rate of one-fourth of one percent, to provide revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets.
Voters within the city limits of Wolfe City will be deciding whether to allow the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages — including beer, wine and distilled spirits — for off premise consumption within the city limits of Wolfe City. In other words, for sale in the city’s stores.
In Bonham, a $27.1 million bond proposal seeks various improvements to two schools, including more classrooms at I.W. Evans and a multi-purpose center at the high school.
Trenton ISD and the City of Trenton have proposed tax increases on the ballot.
Check with local officials for other items up for vote in your area.
The proposed amendments include questions whether voters will approve the issuance of water and education bonds, and whether the Governor of Texas should be allowed to grant a pardon to an non-violent offender who successfully completes a deferred adjudication probation.
More information on the proposed constitutional amendments can be found at http://www.votexas.org/exp-statements-2011.html.