Early Votes in Lubbock County Outpaces Past Midterm Elections
In the twelve days of early voting for the 2018 midterms, more than 66,370 residents of Lubbock County went to the polls to cast their vote.
According to votelubbock.org, for the year of 2018, early voting alone has surpassed the total number of votes cast in the 2014 midterm election, when only 26,825 residents voted early and just 17,642 voted on election day. With more than 176,000 registered voters in Lubbock County, almost 38% have already voted.
One of the items on the ballot for Lubbock County voters is a $130 million dollar bond for Lubbock ISD. The bond has $27 million set aside for improvements to academic programming, $53 million for the consolidation of three existing elementary schools into one new school that will have more than 700 students, and more than $50 for improvements and additions to school security on LISD campuses.
Also on the ballot: a proposal to raise the local hotel-motel occupancy tax by 2% and rental car tax by up to 5% to help pay for a $50 million dollar dirt arena being called the Expo Center.
Polls are open today, Tuesday, November 6, until 7:00 p.m. For a list of voting center locations, visit votelubbock.org and tune into 790 AM KFYO from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. for election coverage with Rob Snyder, Chad Hasty, Robert Pratt from Pratt on Texas, Matt Martin from the KFYO Morning Show, and Ken Corbin.