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Early voting totals released

by | May 6, 2017 | Latest

According to early voting results released by Dallas County, the reauthorization of a sales and use tax or Proposition 1 is passed with 614 votes for and 109 against.

The one-quarter tax, which is used for street maintenance and repair, was approved by Sachse voters in 2013, but, by state law, must be reauthorized by the voters every four years.

In the local Sachse City Council elections, incumbent Paul Watkins, who ran unopposed in Place 3, has received 578 votes in early voting, while in Place 4, incumbent Bill Adams earned 437 votes, and official write-in candidate Chance Lindsey got 275 votes in early voting.

According to early voting results released by Collin County, the $600 million Collin College construction bond issue is passing with 21,893 votes or 56.73 percent. 16,700 were cast against the bond in early voting or 43.27 percent.

Bond proceeds will go to build a campus in Wylie, education centers in Farmersville and Celina, a technology center in McKinney and provide for maintenance of existing facilities.

Four members of the Collin College Board of Trustees were also on the ballot. In Place one, Fred Moses has received 16,372 votes or 61.91 percent and Greg Gomel has received 10,074 or 38.09 percent in early voting totals. Incumbent Nancy Wurzman received 14,215 votes or 57.04 percent and Jeri Landfair Chambers received 10,707 or 42.96 percent for Place 2 early voting totals. In Place 3, Dr. Stacey Donald received 14,778 votes or 58.86 percent while incumbent Larry Wainwright received 10,327 votes or 41.14 percent in early voting. Unopposed incumbent Raj Menon received 19,565 early votes or 100 percent for Place 5.

Complete totals will be updated later tonight, though totals remain unofficial until canvassed.

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