UNOFFICIAL RESULTS: Williamson County $447 million roads and parks bond passes

Voters will decide on a $447 million Williamson County roads and parks bond Nov. 5. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Voters will decide on a $447 million Williamson County roads and parks bond Nov. 5. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Voters will decide on a $447 million Williamson County roads and parks bond Nov. 5. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Updated 11:10 p.m.

Unofficial results show the Williamson County $447 million roads and parks bond passes with 58/58 voting locations reporting.

The roads portion of the bond passed with 62.46% of the vote, Williamson County Elections data shows. Of the 48,968 ballots cast for the roads bond, 30,587 were in favor of the proposition, data shows.

The parks portion of the bond passed with 59.17% of the vote, data shows. Of the 48,933 ballots cast for the roads bond, 28,954 were in favor of the proposition, data shows.

Results are unofficial until canvassed.


Updated 11 p.m.


As final votes continue to be counted, the Williamson County roads and parks bond see favorable results.

With 39/58 polling locations reporting, Proposition A on road projects has 62.98% of the vote in favor, county data shows. Of the 36,514 ballots cast, 22,995 were in favor of the bond, data shows.

Proposition B with parks projects has 58.84% of the vote in favor, data shows. Of the 36,471 ballots cast, 21,461 were in favor of the bond, data shows.

The county is still tabulating results and the article will be updated as more results become available. Results are unofficial until canvassed.

Updated 9:35 p.m.

UPDATE: Current voting results remain in favor of $447 million Williamson County roads and parks bond

Votes remain in favor of the Williamson County roads and parks bond as ballot results trickle in, according to county data.

With 25 of 58 polling locations reporting, the road bond has 63.53% of the vote in favor of the proposition, data shows. The parks bond has 58.93% of the vote in favor of the proposition, data shows.

This story will be updated as more results come in.

Updated Nov. 5 at 8 p.m.

JUST IN: Early voting results in favor of $447 million Williamson County roads and parks bond

Early voting results show the Williamson County roads and parks bond ahead as ballot counts come in Nov. 5, according to county data.

Of the 21,068 ballots cast in early voting for the roads bond, 13,761 were in favor of the proposition, the Williamson County Elections data shows. This accounts for 65.48% of the total early vote in favor of the road bond.

Of the 21,016 ballots cast in early voting for the parks bond, 12,459 were in favor of the proposition, the Williamson County Elections data shows. This accounts for 59.36% of the total early vote in favor of the parks bond.

"These propositions are really about more than building roads and improving parks,” Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said following the release of the early voting results. “It’s really about the bigger picture, the bigger picture about making Williamson County an amazing place to grow your family and to grow your business.”

Gravell added that the bonds are about maintaining the county's high quality of life and ensuring drivers remain safe on the road.

"I think tonight's results are just a picture that the people of Williamson County want to move forward in a way that makes their county a beacon to the world," Gravell said.

About 6.12% of the county voting population participated in early voting, county data shows. Early voting includes in-person, mail, provisional and limited ballots.

Results are unofficial until canvassed.

The county called a $412 million roads and $35 million parks bond Aug. 6 following a recommendation to do so from a nine-member Citizens Bond Committee. The committee met six times from March through June to evaluate whether the county should consider bond elections for roads and parks.

In June, the committee unanimously approved recommending calling the election and suggested road projects totaling more than $573 million and parks projects totaling just over $67.5 million.

The scope and amount of projects was reduced by the Williamson County Commissioners Court before calling the election.

Williamson County voters previously approved the sale of bonds for roads and parks in 2000, 2006 and 2013, county officials said. In those elections, county voters passed bond packages for roads that constructed a total of 165 projects adding 301 new capacity lane miles and completed nearly 551 lane miles. The park bonds secured 3,559.5 acres of parks and preserves and 37 miles of trail, and it expanded facilities at the Expo Center and at county parks, officials said.

The story will be updated as more results come in.
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