Early voting begins today in Bee County
Oct 20, 2008 | 1102 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Today (Monday) marks the start of early voting and residents are reminded that this election includes the vote for president, U.S. senator, Bee County tax assessor-collector and Bee County commissioner, Precinct 3.

Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in Room 110 of the Bee County Courthouse, beginning Oct. 20 and ending Oct. 31.

Beeville ISD voters will be able to cast ballots on the school district’s proposal to raise the property tax rate by 6 cents per $100 value to $1.10 per $100 value for the maintenance and operations of the school district.

Pettus ISD voters will be able to cast ballots on the school district’s proposal to raise the property tax rate by 8 cents per $100 value to $1.12 per $100 value.

Pettus ISD voters also will have an opportunity to fill three seats on the school board. Six candidates have filed for the three positions. The top three vote-getters will win four-year terms on the board.

Three board members whose seats are up for election are Robbie Tomlin, Robert Bridge and Jaime Rodriguez.

Skidmore-Tynan voters will cast ballots to fill three board seats. Five candidates are vying for the three seats.

Seeking office are incumbents Ken Haggard and board President Rick Olivares. Trustee Ysrael “Rudy” Salinas had filed for re-election but has since dropped out of the race. Other candidates seeking election are Karlos Alvarado, James Bennett and Mattie Hicks.

Early voting for the three school districts will be held at their prospective administrative buildings from today through Oct. 31.

Voters may cast early ballots for or against the city of Beeville’s sales tax proposition at City Hall during the same days.

The City Council’s proposal is to spend about $200,000 out of $800,000 that the city receives annually in 4B sales tax revenue on maintaining and improving streets. Presently the Beeville Economic Improvement Corp. spends the entire $800,000 on economic improvement projects but city leaders want to use a small portion of it to improve roadways in hopes the improved infrastructure will help business and economic development.

Requests for mail-in ballots must be received by the county clerk’s office by Oct. 28.
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