Apr 23, 2024 - Politics

What's on the May 4 ballot in Dallas-Fort Worth

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Early voting for the May 4 election is underway across North Texas, and several cities are asking voters to approve bond money for proposed projects.

Why it matters: The election is expected to have low turnout, but it could have an outsized impact on schools and property taxes.

  • Ballots also include races for mayor, appraisal district board, school board and city council.

Context: Texans approved Senate Bill 2 last year, creating three elected appraisal board seats in counties with populations over 75,000 to increase accountability.

State of the polls: Dallas voters are weighing in on 10 bond propositions totaling $1.25 billion.

  • Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Coppell and Balch Springs City Council positions are up for a vote.
  • McKinney residents are voting on bond measures to improve and expand the city's park system, build a new municipal court facility and expand the public works campus to accommodate the city's growing population.
  • Grapevine-Colleyville ISD and Lewisville ISD are among the districts asking voters to approve multimillion-dollar bond proposals for school upgrades. Anna ISD in Collin County is asking voters to approve a $100 million bond package to build a 12,000-seat stadium with a turf field.

What's next: Today is the last day to turn in a request to get a ballot by mail.

  • Early voting ends April 30. Election day is May 4.

If you go: Visit your county's election website for sample ballots, polling sites and other relevant information.

  • Take your ID.
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