Early Voting Turnout About Average in Lubbock County for Upcoming Election
The "off-year" Texas Constitutional Amendment election cycles traditionally see lower numbers of people voting in Lubbock, and across the rest of the state.
However, this year in Lubbock County, there's more than just a set of proposed Texas Constitutional Amendments on the ballot.
Voters that live within in the City of Lubbock are considering approval of a $174.5 million bond for street repairs and improvements. Portions of Erskine, 34th Street, East 82nd Street, 114th Street, and Broadway would be improved as part of the bond package.
Lubbock County voters will be considering a property tax referendum, which would increase property taxes to fund salary increase for the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office. If voters approve the property tax referendum, the property tax rate in Lubbock County would increase to $.359990 per $100 valuation for property in Lubbock County.
Voters in New Deal ISD will be considering approval of a $48.5 million bond. If New Deal ISD voters approve the bond, the money would be used for a number of items, including: demolishing the current Elementary/Middle School building and constructing a new one; demolishing the current Band Hall and building a new one; demolishing the current transportation facility and building a new one. Also, a new cafeteria would be constructed along with a new competition gym.
List of proposed Texas Constitutional Amendments from the Texas Secretary of State's office. Texans will be considering eight different amendments.
Listing of Lubbock County Early Voting locations (through Oct. 29).
Finally, back in September, Shallowater officials cancelled an election that would had voters decide on a proposed sales tax increase for their city.
News/Talk 95.1 & 790, KFYO will have complete election coverage on Tuesday, November 2 from 7pm-10:30pm with Rob Snyder, Chad Hasty, Ken Corbin, Steve Evans, Matt Martin and the rest of the KFYO All-Stars.
Early Voting turnout figures for Lubbock County:
2021 Early Voter Turnout- Lubbock County
Day 1 (Oct. 18)-- 578 (-165 from 2019, +234 from 2017, -175 from 2015)
Day 2 (Oct. 19)-- 659 (-183 from 2019, +265 from 2017, -312 from 2015)
Day 3 (Oct. 20)-- 743 (-155 from 2019, +315 from 2017, +87 from 2015)
Three-Day Total Early Voting: 1980
2019 Early Voter Turnout Total- Lubbock County: 11,732
2019 Election Day Voter Turnout- Lubbock County: 9,589
2019 Total Voters- Lubbock County: 21,321
2017 Early Voter Turnout Total- Lubbock County: 4,649
2017 Election Day Voter Turnout- Lubbock County: 2,965
2017 Total Voters- Lubbock County: 7,614
2015 Early Voter Turnout Total- Lubbock County: 9,184
2015 Election Day Voter Turnout- Lubbock County: 6,083
2015 Total Voters- Lubbock County: 15,267