May 5 2018 election guide: Dripping Springs ISD, Hays County Emergency Services District elections

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Election Dates

First day of early voting: April 23
Last day to apply for ballot by mail: April 24
Last day of early voting: May 1
Election day: May 5

Dripping Springs ISD

Board of trustees (*incumbents)
Vote for none, one, two or three (three spots open)
• Mary Jane Hetrick*
• Carrie Fontana Kroll*
• James E. Meeks
• Shannon O’Connor*
• Sharon Armke

Proposition A

The ballot reads: “The issuance of $132,000,000 of bonds by the Dripping Springs Independent School District for school facilities and the levying of a tax in payment thereof. Vote for or against.”

What it means: If approved, Dripping Springs ISD would use $132 million in bond dollars to address district growth and facilities.

North Hays County Emergency Services District 1

Proposition 1

The ballot reads: “The adoption of a local sales and use tax in North Hays County Emergency Services District No. 1 at a rate not to exceed one-half of one percent (0.5%) in any location in the district. Vote for or against.”

What it means: If approved, the district can collect sales and use tax within the district up to 0.5 percent to fund district initiatives.

Hays County Emergency Services District No. 6

Proposition 1

The ballot reads: “The increase in the rate of the local sales and use tax imposed by Hays County Emergency Services District No. 6 from one-quarter of one percent to three-quarters of one percent. Vote for or against.”

What it means: If approved, the district can collect sales and use tax within the district up to 0.75 percent to fund district initiatives.

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  1. Nicholas Cicale

    The Asterisks are the incumbents in each position! Sorry about not making that clear in the post. We will add it in now! – Nick Cicale, editor

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Nick was born in Long Island, New York and grew up in South Florida. He graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in writing and a minor in music. Nick was a journalist for three years at the St. James Plaindealer in Minnesota before moving to Austin to join Community Impact Newspaper in 2016.
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