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Early voting slow in proposition election
by Bill Clough
Nov 03, 2013 | 10 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print


BEEVILLE – Early voting turnout for Tuesday’s election may be one of the lowest in living memory.

As of Thursday afternoon, only 1 percent of the county’s eligible voter have cast ballots.

“We’ve had 152 people vote,” says District Clerk Mirella Escamilla Davis. “That’s very low.”

The county has 14,472 eligible voters.

“This usually happens when the election is only about propositions,” she says, “but this is exceptionally low.”

She also says no one voted by mail.

On the ballot are nine propositions to amend the Texas Constitution, including Proposition 6, which would create the State Water Implementation Fund and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund to help fund water projects.

Voting hours Tuesday are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at five locations: the former Bee County Library, 210 E. Corpus Christi St., Beeville; the Mineral Baptist Church, FM Road 673, Mineral; the Stolzfus Community Center, 1919 Hahl St., Tuleta; the Skidmore fire station, East Refugio St., Skidmore; and the Police Training Center, 608 West Milam St., Beeville.

Additional information is available by calling the County Courthouse at 361-621-1550.
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