Early voting begins
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Early voting opened in Gilmer Monday for the Nov. 5 Gilmer ISD bond issue election, and on proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution.

As of about 10 a.m. Monday, some 18 persons had voted in the bond election and 19 had cast ballots in the amendment election at the County Clerk’s Office, the office reported. Perhaps seven or eight had voted early in the bond election at the Gilmer ISD administrative office, said school spokeswoman Judy Moore.

Early voting for the three propositions on the $36.2-million bond issue ballot is being held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays through Nov. 1 at the County Clerk’s Office in the Upshur County Courthouse, and at the school administration building, 500 S. Trinity. Early voting on the amendments, however, is only being held at the County Clerk’s Office.

Mobile early voting will also be held at school campuses on the bond issue.

At issue is whether to approve a new $30 million high school, new classrooms at the junior high campus, and a multipurpose facility at the high school campus. Even if it passes, the multipurpose facility would not be approved unless voters approve the new high school.

Included in the proposition for the new high school is remodeling the old vocational building at the current high school campus to house the school administration.

Passage of all three propositions would raise the school’s property tax rate by 25.35 cents per $100 valuation.

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