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May 10, 2013

$54 million CISD bond vote Saturday (with polling places)

School, city elections see low turnout in early voting

Corsicana — Polling places for Corsicana ISD Bond election on May 11

101 - YMCA Rhodes Optimist Room, 400 West Oaklawn

103 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3800 Emhouse Road

104 - Lone Star Cowboy Church, 4495 West Highway 22

105 - Barry Methodist Church, Main Street

106 - Emhouse Community Center, 503 N Hopkin Street

108 - Chatfield Community Center, 4808 FM 1603

109 - Roane Baptist Church, 5118 FM 3401

200 - Martin Luther King Center, 1114 East 6th Street

201 - Bears Den, 802 South Second Street

202 - K. Wolens Building, 701 Main Street

204 - Powell Volunteer Fire Station, 201 Carr Street

205 - Eureka United Methodist Church, 8644 South Highway 287

300 - Navarro College Cook Center, 3200 West Seventh Avenue

301 - Navarro County Courthouse, 300 West Third Avenue

304 - Navarro Government Center, 222 North Harvard, Navarro

305 - Angus City Hall, 6008 South IH 45

306 - Retreat City Hall, 102 South Spikes Road

307 - Richland City Hall, 103 West Main Street

308 - Winkler Masonic Lodge, FM 416

400 - Westside Baptist Church, 1522 North 24th Street

401 - Navarro County Justice Center, 312 West Second Avenue

402 - Westhill Church of Christ, 3400 West Highway 22

403 - Blooming Grove Fire Station, 101 South Hinckley

405 - Silver City Volunteer Fire Station, 555 FM 55

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With $54 million in school bonds on the line in Corsicana ISD in the Saturday, May 11 eleciton, only 770 people cast ballots in early voting that ended on Tuesday. About 15,000 people are eligible to vote in CISD elections.

Low voter turn out is normal, according to Election Administrator Danda Parker.

“It’s typical with any city and school election, period,” Parker said.

The last “big” local election was the Corsicana mayoral election, and only 2,000 people voted then, Parker said.

This election, even with so many millions at stake, may attract even fewer, she said.

“On Saturday there’s just so much going on,” she said. “We’ve got the Airsho, the bike race, Navarro College graduation, there’s a lot of things going on that day. It’s hard for people to remember to do it.”

The CISD bond package proposes spending $3.7 million in safety and security upgrades; $36 million for a new middle school campus, $4 million in library/media center improvements, $1.5 million in upgrades to the high school’s baseball complex, $7.4 million in upgrades to several campuses, and $1.3 million for a new administration building.

Several school districts and three municipalities in Navarro County are holding elections on Saturday as well.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. Voters needing help with polling locations on election day can call the voter office at 903-875-3330.

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Janet Jacobs may be reached via email at jjacobs@corsicanadailysun.com. Want to “soundoff” to this article? Email: Soundoff@corsicanadailysun.com

 

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