Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

May 10, 2013

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

School, city elections see low turnout in early voting

By Janet Jacobs
Corsicana Daily Sun

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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