Voters to weigh in on $95M bond measure for Lewisville, statewide propositions on Nov. 2

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Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 2. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 2. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

A $95 million bond measure for the city of Lewisville and eight statewide propositions are on the ballot for Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village voters.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 2 in Denton County. Voters must cast their ballot at their assigned precinct location on Election Day. Click here for precinct locations available.

During 12 days of early voting between Oct. 18 and Oct. 29, the county logged 17,842 ballots cast in person. In addition 1,457 ballots have been received by mail through Nov. 1. Turnout for the election so far is 3.37% of the 572,380 registered voters in Denton County.

Lewisville is asking voters to authorize $95 million in bonds to construct a 116,000-square-foot public safety complex that would include a new police station, a new fire administration building and a new Central Fire Station along with a parking structure. The project would replace existing public safety buildings along Main Street and Valley Parkway. The project is estimated to cost $96.7 million, with the remaining $1.7 million coming from 2015 bonds approved but not yet spent. City officials have said Lewisville will be able to take on this debt without increasing the property tax rate.

The other propositions on the ballot ask voters to amend the state constitution on eight separate issues, ranging from rodeo raffles to religious services.


Click here to view Community Impact Newspaper's 2021 Local Voter Guide, where results will be posted after the polls close on Election Day.
By Valerie Wigglesworth
Valerie has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She is currently managing editor for DFW Metro for Community Impact Newspaper.


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