Election Day in Texas

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Among the items on the ballot are a $750 proposed million bond package in the Fort Worth school district, seven constitutional amendments and nearly a dozen local proposals.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Whats on the ballot for Tarrant and Parker County?

The Aledo ISD will have two bond referendums on the ballot.

  • Prop A will ask for $64,190,000 for school construction and renovation, specifically for a new middle school and to renovate an existing intermediate school as an elementary school.
  • Prop B, worth $8,760,000, would be used for the district’s vocational agriculture and shop classroom building and barn.

Bedford voters will decide on Prop A, whether or not to issue $70 million in general obligation bonds for park and recreation facilities improvements including a ball field, aquatic center and multi-purpose event facilities improvements.

Voters in the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD will vote on $525 million in bonds for “school facilities.”

The city of Euless is asking voters to vote on whether or not to allow the legal sale of alcoholic beverages for off-premise consumption.

In Fort Worth, voters will decide on a $750 million bond package to support the district’s focus on early literacy, middle years math and college and career preparedness. The district said 60 percent of existing buildings were built before 1960 and that the old buildings need big improvements.

  • Prop A would approve an ad valorem tax rate of $1.3520 per $100 valuation — a rate that is $.02 higher than the rollback tax rate, for maintenance and operations.
  • Prop B is the $750 million bond package “for the construction, renovation, acquisition and equipment of school buildings and facilities and the purchase of the necessary sites for school buildings and facilities, including, but not limited to, a new relief elementary school, a new Leadership Academy, the relocation of an existing school facility, classroom additions, renovations to existing high schools, capital improvements, athletics and fine arts improvements, and technology improvements, and levying the tax in payment thereof.”

Grapevine is putting three bond elections on the November ballot.

  • Prop A would provide $3.9 million in general obligation bonds to renovate the existing animal shelter.
  • Prop B would provide $16 million to upgrade and rebuild firestations No. 2 and No. 3.
  • Prop C would provide $4.8 million for a multi-use facility and clubhouse at the Grapevine Municipal Golf Course.

Lake Worth is asking voters to abolish two sales and use taxes, one for one-half percent for economic development and another for one-quarter of a percent for street repair and to approve a sales and use tax increase from one percent to one and three-fourths of a percent.

Richland Hills is asking voters to approve a plan to pay police officers and firefighters no less than the average of all salary and benefits paid to equivalent positions in Fort Worth, North Richland Hills, Hurst and Haltom City.

White Settlement voters will decide whether incumbent Mayor Ronald A. White will get another term or if challenger Jerry R. Burns will be the next to lead the city. White Settlement is also looking to fill Steve Ott’s Place 5 seat with either Gregg Geesa or Dusty Pulliam.

Voting tips

Officials offer a few suggestions to make Election Day easier:

▪ Check your polling place before heading out to vote in case it has changed. And review the sample ballot first. You can find both at access.tarrantcounty.com.

▪ Bring a photo ID to the polls. The seven state-approved photo IDs: Texas driver’s license, Texas Election Identification Certificate, Texas personal identification card, Texas License To Carry a handgun, U.S. military ID card with photo, U.S. citizenship certificate with photo and U.S. passport. Those IDs should not be expired for more than four years.

If you don’t have one of those, you can still vote. Any voter who doesn’t have a photo ID may sign a declaration stating why he or she couldn’t obtain a photo ID. Then they need to show a document such as an original birth certificate, current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document to be cleared to vote.
Sample Ballot for the City of White Settlement

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City of Lake Worth

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