Saturday Is Election Day For SSISD Bond, WISD Trustees, Constitutional Amendments Elections

Registered voters will have one more opportunity to cast ballots on Election Day, Saturday, May 7, 2022, in the Sulphur Springs ISD bond, Winnsboro ISD trustees and Texas Constitutional Amendment Elections.

Early Voting Totals

As of the close of early voting on Tuesday, only 5.51% of Hopkins County’s 24,492 registered voters had cast ballots. Of the 1,350 ballots cast during the early voting period, 1,212 (4.95%) were in-person and 138 were from mail voters, according to the data reported to Texas Secretary of State’s Office by county election officials.

Hopkins County is also one of three counties Winnsboro ISD has contracted with to hold a board of trustees election. Voters are asked to select up to two candidates for full three year terms on the Winnsboro ISD Board of Trustees, and should vote in the county in which they reside.

According to data reported by Franklin County election officials to Texas Secretary of State’s Office, 11.33% (805) of Franklin County’s registered voters had cast ballots at the conclusion of the early voting period. Of the 7,104 registered voters in Franklin County, 741 (10.43%) cast ballots in-person and 64 were mail votes.

In Wood County, 5.14% of the 32,129 registered voters had cast ballots at the close of early voting on May 3. Of the 1,650 ballots that’d been cast as of Tuesday, 1,304 were from in-person voters and 346 by mail, according to data reported to Texas Secretary of State’s Office by Wood County election officials.

All three were still higher than the state average. Only 4.83% of the more than 17.3 million registered Texan voters had cast ballots during the early voting period. Of the 835,655 early ballots that’d been cast by Texans as of Tuesday, 678,988 (3.92%) were cast early by personal appearance and 156,667 by mail.

Where To Vote On May 7

All voting on Election Day, Saturday, May 7, will be conducted from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at designated voting centers within each city, county and/or municipality.

Hopkins County

Voting on Election Day in Hopkins County has been consolidated to 6 boxes:

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

Franklin County

Voting on Election Day in Franklin County on Election Day, May 7, 2022, will be conducted 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.

Wood County

Election Day voting in Wood County will be conducted 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.

What’s On May 7 Ballots

2 Constitutional Amendment Propositions

All registered Texans will have the option to vote on two propositions which would amend the Texas Constitution.

  1. State of Texas Proposition 1 asks Texans to vote for against:
    • “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 elementary and secondary public school purposes on the residence homestead of a person who is elderly or disabled to reflect any statutory reduction from the preceding tax year in the maximum compressed rate of the maintenance and operations taxes imposed for those purposes on the homestead.”
  2. State of Texas Proposition 2 asks Texans to vote for or against:
    • “The constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $25,000 to $40,000.”
Hopkins County Sample 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).

Sulphur Springs ISD Bond Proposition

The Sulphur Springs ISD Election asks voters to cast ballots either 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 a property tax increase, estimated to be 8.5-cents. Only registered voters who live within SSISD’s boundary will vote in this election.

Additional information about the SSISD Bond Proposal can be found 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 about the May 7 $93 million bond proposal, click t he appropriate link below:

March 31 Town Hall Meeting

April 18 Town Hall Meeting

April 20 Lunch & Learn Meeting

Sample ballot for May 7, 2022 SSISD Bond Election and Texas Constitutional Amendments Elections

Winnsboro ISD Trustees Election

Voters in Winnsboro will be asked to vote for up to two of the eight candidates to fill two full three-year term seats on the Winnsboro ISD Board of Trustees. Candidates for school board include:

  • Richard Banks
  • Marsha Duffey
  • Brett Burnett
  • Shelby Beaty
  • Jason Brunson
  • Brandon Green
  • David Henry
  • Billy Saucier

Author: Faith Huffman

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