Early Voting in SSISD Bond, WISD Trustees, and Texas Constitutional Amendment Elections End May 3

SOS: voter turnout below 5% in Hopkins, Wood Counties; Less than 10% in Franklin County From Sunday

Early voting in the Sulfur Springs ISD Bond Election, Winnsboro ISD Trustee Election, and Texas Constitutional Amendments Election ends Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

Early voting

In Hopkins County, early voting by personal appearance will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Tuesday, May 2 and 3, in the Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Courtroom, located inside from the Hopkins County Annex Building at 128 G Jefferson Street.

As the polling center closed on Sunday, May 1, 2022, only 3.6 percent of Hopkins County’s 24,492 registered voters had voted in the May 7 election. Of the 811 votes cast in Hopkins County through Sunday evening, 743 were cast in person (3.03%) and the remaining 138 were mail-in votes, according to data reported to the office of the Secretary of State of Texas by Hopkins County voting officials.

Hopkins County is also one of three counties with which Winnsboro ISD has committed to hold a board election. Voters will be asked to select up to two nominees for a full three-year term on the Winnsboro ISD Board of Directors and must vote in the county in which they reside.

Early voting by personal appearance in the Winnsboro ISD Trustees election in Hopkins County continues Monday through Tuesday, May 2 and 3 in Courtroom JP2 in the Annex Building. Early voting in Franklin County will continue at the Franklin County Annex Building, 502 East Main Street in Mount Vernon from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 2-3, 2022. In Wood County, early voting by personal appearance at The Winnsboro ISD director election will continue at the Wood County Annex Building, 200 West Bermuda Street in Quitman, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Tuesday, May 2 and 3, 2022.

According to data reported by Franklin County election officials to the Office of the Texas Secretary of State, 7.78 percent of registered voters in Franklin County (553 total) had voted as of May 1, 2022. Of the 7,104 voters registrants from Franklin County, 497 had voted. in person (7%) and 56 were postal votes.

In Wood County, 3.32% of 32,129 registered voters had voted as of May 1, 2022. Of the 1,067 who voted Sunday, 785 were in-person voters and 282 were mail-in voters, according to data reported to the Texas secretary. from the state office by Wood County election officials.

Voting on Election Day

Vote on election day in Hopkins County has been grouped into 6 boxes:

  1. Sulfur Springs Middle School Cafeteria, 835 Wildcat Way, Sulfur Springs.
  2. Justice of the Peace, Courtroom 2, 128 G Jefferson St., Sulfur Springs.
  3. First Floor Courtroom, Hopkins County Courthouse, 118 Church Street, Sulfur Springs.
  4. West Hall, Hopkins County Civic Center, 1200 Houston St., Sulfur Springs.
  5. Cumby Meeting Room, Cumby Municipal Building, 100 Main Street East, Cumby.
  6. Art Room, Como-Pickton CISD, 13017 Texas Highway 11 East, Como.

For more information, contact Hopkins County Clerk Tracy Smith at 903-438-4036, [email protected]or go online to http://hopkinsocuntytx.org/page/hopkins.Elections (can also be found by clicking the Voter Information link on the main Hopkins County page)

Vote on the election in Franklin County Election Day, May 7, 2022, will take place at:

  • Franklin County Building, 1013 North Main St. in Winnsboro;
  • Franklin County Commissioner Precinct 3 Building, 513 Highway 900 West in Mount Vernon; and
  • South Franklin Community Center, 3150 FM 1448 in Scroggins.

For more information on voting, contact Franklin County Elections Coordinator Betty Crane at 903-537-8357 or [email protected]or go online at https://www.co.franklin.tx.us/page/franklin.Election.

Vote on election day wood county will take place at:

  • Winnsboro City Auditorium, 515 to Wheeler Drive in Winnsboro;
  • Carroll Green Civic Center, 602 McAllister Street in Quitman; and
  • Holly Lake Volunteer Fire Department, 126 Private Road 7869 in Holly Lake Ranch, Texas.

For more information on Wood County voting, call Wood County Early Voting Clerk Laura Wise at 903-763-2400, email her at [email protected]or go online at https://elections.mywoodcounty.com.

Proposals for constitutional amendment

All registered Texans will have the opportunity to vote on two proposals that would change the Texas Constitution.

  1. Texas State Proposition 1 asks Texans to vote nay:
    • “The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the reduction of the amount of a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for general primary and secondary public education purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect any statutory reduction from the previous tax year in the maximum compressed rate of maintenance and operating taxes imposed for these purposes on homesteads.
  2. Texas State Proposition 2 asks Texans to vote for or against:
    • “The Constitutional Amendment increasing the amount of exemption of residential property from ad valorem tax for public school purposes from $25,000 to $40,000.”
Sample Hopkins County Ballot for the May 7, 2022 Texas Constitutional Amendments Election

Click here to see the full text of the 2 proposed constitutional amendments (available in English and Spanish).

Sulfur Springs ISD Election

The Sulfur Springs ISD election is asking voters to vote for or against Proposition A, which would allow the district to issue $93 million in bonds for school facilities and school buses, with the funds to be repaid through an increase in property tax, estimated at 8.5 cents. Only registered voters who live within the boundaries of the SSISD will vote in this election.

Additional information about the SSISD bond proposal is available at www.sulphurspringsisdbond.com or by clicking here. To view KSST’s video of the two town hall meetings held regarding the bond or a video of a Lunch and Learn presentation on the May 7 $93 million bond proposal, click the appropriate link below:

Municipal assembly of March 31

Municipal assembly of April 18

April 20 lunch meeting

Sample Ballot for the May 7, 2022 SSISD Bond Election and Texas Constitutional Amendment Elections

Winnsboro ISD Directors Election

Winnsboro voters will be asked to vote for up to two of eight nominees to fill two full three-year terms on the Winnsboro ISD Board of Directors. Candidates for the school board include:

  • Richard Banks
  • Marsha Duffey
  • Brett Burnett
  • Shelby Beaty
  • Jason Brunson
  • brandon green
  • David Henry
  • Billy Saucier

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