Early voting begins across state

Registered voters can now make their mark in the Nov. 4 midterm election as early voting kicked off Monday, Oct. 20.  

District residents will not only see the governor’s race, but statewide propositions and GISD’s 2014 bond proposal on the ballot as well.

In August, the GISD Board of Trustees approved calling a Nov. 4 school bond election. Proposed by the Citizens Bond Committee, the $455.5 million bond package currently includes projects that address aging facilities, student safety and 21st–century education. Under the bond’s currently proposed use, all 85 district facilities would receive building or technology upgrades.

If voters approve the bond package, GISD would adopt a property tax rate increase in the future. The homesteads of district residents aged 65 and older would not be impacted, however, if senior citizen exemptions are filed with the appropriate county appraisal district.  

Voters can learn more about GISD’s bond referendum by attending an informational presentation by Superintendent Bob Morrison. A list of upcoming meetings is below.

  • Rowlett Senior Activities Club
    8:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 
    Rowlett Community Centre, Room D
    5300 Main St. 
    Rowlett, Texas 75088
  • Rowlett Democratic Club
    5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25
    First Christian Church
    7301 Miller Road
    Rowlett, Texas 75088
  • Garland Rotary Club 
    12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28
    Hyatt Place Garland
    5101 N. President George Bush Highway
    Garland, Texas 75040

Ballots can be cast at early voting locations until Oct. 31, including Richland College Garland Campus, Rowlett City Hall Annex and Sachse High School. For more information about early voting, visit Garland ISD’s voting website.