McKINNEY, Texas (Oct. 12, 2015) — Early voting for the General Obligation Bond Election begins on Monday, Oct. 19. McKinney voters will cast ballots “for” or “against” seven propositions, and each proposition can be considered individually.
General obligation bonds are funds borrowed by the city for specific public purposes. Authorization to borrow must be approved by voters and are repaid with property tax revenue.
The Board of Directors for the McKinney Chamber of Commerce has announced that they support all seven propositions and "feel that each are important for the long-term growth of McKinney." Click here to read about their position.
McKinney locations and hours for early voting are listed in the Voter’s Guide on the website at mckinneytexas.org/vote.
The propositions that are up for consideration are:
- Proposition No. 1: The issuance of $64,100,000 general obligation bonds for street improvements and the levy of a tax in payment thereof
- Proposition No. 2: The issuance of $50,000,000 general obligation bonds for constructing and improving the McKinney National Airport and the levy of a tax in payment thereof
- Proposition No. 3: The issuance of $22,500,000 general obligation bonds for public safety facilities and the levy of a tax in payment thereof
- Proposition No. 4: The issuance of $11,700,000 general obligation bonds for municipal buildings improvements and the levy of a tax in payment thereof
- Proposition No. 5: The issuance of $10,000,000 general obligation bonds for downtown parking facilities and the levy of a tax in payment thereof
- Proposition No. 6: The issuance of $2,000,000 general obligation bonds for flood protection and the levy of a tax in payment thereof
- Proposition No. 7: The revocation of $13,395,000 general obligation bonds for park and recreation facilities
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. For additional early voting information and Election Day locations and hours, visit mckinneytexas.org/vote.
McKinney Polling Locations and Hours
|Vote Centers||Address||Dates and Hours|
|Collin County Elections Office
(Main Early Voting Location)
|2010 Redbud Blvd., Ste. 102||Early Voting
Central Park Campus
|2200 W. University Dr.|
Higher Education Center
|3452 Spur 399|
|John & Judy Gay Library||6861 W. Eldorado Pkwy.|
|McKinney Fire Station #7||861 Independence Pkwy.|
|Old Settler’s Recreation Center||1201 E. Louisiana St.|
|McKinney Performing Arts Center||111 N. Tennessee St.||Oct. 19-23 ONLY
8 a.m. to 5 p.m
|Dowell Middle School||301 Ridge Rd.||Not available
for Early Voting
|Dr Pepper StarCenter
at Craig Ranch
|6993 Stars Ave.|
|Eldorado Country Club||2604 Country Club Dr.|
|McKinney Senior Recreation Center||1400 S. College St.|
|Stonebridge United Methodist Church||1800 S. Stonebridge Dr.|
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. The city is No. 1 on America’s Best Places to Live list published by Money Magazine. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, McKinney has a current population of more than 155,000. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees. Visit the city’s website at mckinneytexas.org.