Early voting for local, state issues begins in Orange County; see the details

Published 8:56 am Monday, October 23, 2023

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Early voting in the Constitutional Amendment Election and general and special elections in Orange County began Monday.

Early voting ends Nov. 3

The City of West Orange, Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated Independent School District and Orangefield Independent School District each have items on the ballot.

Election Day is Nov. 7.

Early voting dates and times:

  • Oct. 23 to Oct. 27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Nov. 2 to Nov. 3, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Early voting locations:

  • Orange Public Library, 220 N. 5th St., Orange
  • Mauriceville Community Center, 7441 Cohenour Road, Orange
  • Orange County Airport, 2640 S. Texas 87, Orange
  • Raymond Gould Community Center, 385 Clairborne St., Vidor

Local items on the ballot include:

City of West Orange

Proposition A

Special election

To adopt a sales and use tax at the rate of one-fourth of one percent for the promotion and development of new and expanded business enterprises and to undertake projects as described in chapters 501 and 505 of the Texas Local Government Code (The Development Corporation Act) as amended.

Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated Independent School District

Proposition A

Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election

Ratifying the ad valorem tax rate of $1.0612 in the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated Independent School District for the current year, a rate that will result in an increase of 8.81 percent in maintenance and operations tax revenue for the district for the current year as compared to the preceding year, which is an additional $922.179.

Orangefield Independent School District

Proposition A

The issuance of $42,905,000 bonds for the construction, acquisition, renovation, expansion, improvement and equipment of school buildings in the district, including (I) additional instructional and co-curricular spaces and new career and technical education facilities and (II) district-wide security and site improvements; and the levying of a tax to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds and the costs of any related credit agreements. This is a property tax increase.

There are also 14 State of Texas propositions on the ballot.