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Early Voting Begins Today In Yantis, Como-Pickton Trustees Elections

$7.34M-7.941M In Bond Proposals On May 1 Cumby ISD Election Ballot

Early voting begins today, April 19, 2021, in three local school elections. Cumby ISD voters will consider whether or not the district will fund $7.34 million to $7.941 million in bond proposals on the May 1 ballot, while Como-Pickton CISD and Yantis ISD voters will decide which candidates will serve next on each school board.

Cumby ISD

Early voting in Cumby ISD bond election begins today, April 19, and will continue from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, through April 23 and April 26-27, and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Cumby ISD Administration Building, 301 Donelton Street, Cumby, Texas 75433.

Applications for ballots by mail for the May 1 Cumby ISD bond election via post or electronic submission must be received no later than 5 p.m. on April 20, 2021, mail to: Cindy Mannon, Early Voting Clerk at Cumby ISD Administration Building, 301 Donelton Street, Cumby, Texas 75433; or emailed to [email protected].

Voters will cast ballots either for or against two different propositions. Proposition A would fund $7.34 million in bonds for facilities improvements at the elementary including a cafeteria expansion and address drainage issues, construction of a new high school, convert the current junior high/high school into an intermediate school, a new metal agriculture shop. This would increase the tax rate from $1.14 to $1.45 per $100 property valuation. Proposition B is contingent on Proposition A passing. If both pass, Proposition B would allow the district to use $600,000 in bonds for a new track. This would increase the tax rate from $1.14 to $1.47 per $100 property valuation.

Visit the Cumby ISD website (cumbyisd.net), or call the Administration Office at (903) 994-4800, for specific voting information and additional details.

Como-Pickton CISD

Ballots in the Como-Pickton Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees Election may be cast early in person from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19-27 and Como-Pickton Administration Office. Voting hours will be extended to 8 p.m. April 19 and April 26. Election Day voting will be conducted from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2021, at CPCISD, in Room 114 in front of the building, 13017 State Highway 11 east in Como.

Applications for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, by the Early Voting Clerk, Danetta Carpenter, PO Box 18, Como, TX 75431.

Voters are asked to vote for up to three of the five candidates vying for a full term seat on the school board; seats are at large, so they will go to the three candidates receiving the most votes in this election. Candidates for a full four-year term on the board include Cole Boseman, incumbent Jessica Pegues, Clif Carpenter, incumbent Shiloh Childress and Stephanie Cotton. Also on the May 1 CPCSISD trustees ballot is one unopposed candidate, incumbent D.J. Carr, for a two-year unexpired term on the school board.

Click here to view candidate profiles for all 6 CPCISD trustee candidates

Yantis ISD

Early voting by personal appearance in the May 1, 2021, Yantis Independent School District school board election began today (Monday, April 19). Early voting will continue from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 19-20, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 21-27, at Wood County Annex, 200 West Bermuda St. in Quitman. Voting in the Yantis ISD school board election on Election Day, May 1, will be conducted from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the front lobby of Imogene Glenn Elementary, 105 West Oak in Yantis.

Applications for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business on Tuesday April 20, 2021, by Wood County Elections Administrator Laura Wise; mail ballot requests to Wise at PO Box 970, Quitman, Texas 75783.

Voters will be asked to choose up to three of the four candidates for full-term seats on Yantis ISD Board of Trustees. The seats are at large and will go to the three candidates receiving the most votes. The candidates include Carrie Hurley, Ashly Vivion, Stacey Batchelor and incumbent Tyra Gilbreath Kenemore.

Click here to read candidate profiles for all four candidates in the Yantis ISD Board of Trustees Election.

Author: Faith Huffman

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