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Local elections held Saturday

Monday, May 11, 2015 by Mark Richardson

While most Austinites were out enjoying their weekend, neighbors in surrounding communities were busy going to the polls for local elections. Austin residents were not in the mix this time around because City Council decided a couple of years ago to move its main elections to November in hope of attracting a higher voter turnout. Cities such as Leander, Lago Vista, Lakeway, Manor, West Lake Hills, Round Rock, Georgetown and others held city council elections, however. Several area school district also elected trustees, and some areas put bond issues before the voters. Voters in the Eanes School District approved $52 million in bonds for new technology, upgrades to aging buildings and expansion of other buildings. In Georgetown, voters overwhelmingly approved a $105 million road bond proposal, the largest bond issue in the city’s history. A number of local water district also held elections, choosing board members. For a complete list of Travis County election results, go here.

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