Voter registration deadline nears for Magnolia ISD Tax Ratification Election


The Magnolia ISD board of trustees unanimously voted May 21 to call a Tax Ratification Election for Aug. 14 to provide additional funding for campus safety, employee salaries and student programs.

Early voting begins July 30 for the election with voter registration ending Monday, July 16.

In addition to registering to vote for the Aug. 14 election, here are a few things to note about MISD’s election.

For more information about MISD’s election, visit the district’s website.

Voter registration

The deadline to register to vote in the Aug. 14 election is July 16. Individuals residing within Magnolia ISD boundaries are eligible to vote in the election.

Register to vote here.

Sample ballot language

The ballot language for the Aug. 14 proposition reads:

“Approving the ad valorem tax rate of $1.3795 per $100 valuation in Magnolia Independent School District for the current year, a rate that is $0.10 higher per $100 valuation than the school district rollback tax rate, for the purpose of increasing revenue for maintenance and operations.”

Property tax rate change

Although the district is petitioning voters for approval of a 10-cent tax swap, the tax swap would not change the property tax rate from $1.3795 per $100 valuation. Instead, the district seeks to add 10 cents to the maintenance and operations portion of its tax rate by subtracting from the interest and sinking portion of its total tax rate. Read more about the tax swap here or watch a video explaining the TRE.

Early voting

The early voting period for the Aug. 14 election runs July 30-Aug. 10.

Early voting locations include:

Magnolia High School
14350 FM 1488, Magnolia

Magnolia West High School
42202 FM 1774, Magnolia

Election day

Election day is Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Polling locations include:

Bear Branch Junior High School
31310 FM 2978, Magnolia

Magnolia Junior High School
31138 Nichols Sawmill Road, Magnolia

Magnolia High School
14350 FM 1488, Magnolia

Magnolia West High School
42202 FM 1774, Magnolia

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Anna Lotz
Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in the Tomball and Magnolia communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.
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