School board canvasses tax swap vote

Quinlan Independent School District School Board accepted results of the tax ratification election and canvassed the vote Tuesday night in a short special meeting. The official count did not change from preliminary results that showed landslide approval with 234 for the measure and 13 against.

Supt. Dr. Debra Crosby presented the count from Hunt County Election Administrator Mina Cook. The early count was 167 for and 5 against. The election day tally was 67 for and 8 against.

The election total gave a 94.74 percent approval with 5.26 percent against.

Crosby said there were 10 provisional votes cast that did not count after checks were made that showed eight of them were cast by unregistered voters, and two were voters who lived in another school district.

The school board called the election to restructure the tax rate and wanted to take advantage of an additional $1 million annually available in state funding.

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