Election Results: Travis Props Win Handily
Local voters respond more favorably to roads than open space
Turnout, as predicted with no major races on the ballot, was sluggish, with only 5.3% of registered voters statewide making it to the polls, passing all but three of 10 state constitutional amendments on the ballot. Voter participation was a little stronger in Travis County: 3.6% voted early, and the number swelled to around 8.7% by the close of polls.
Statewide, seven of the 10 constitutional amendments passed, but the big takeaway may be how close most of the votes were. Four of the 10 passed or failed by less than 6 percentage points. For more, see the Newsdesk blog.
Major Travis County Results
Prop. 1 $132.8 million in road bonds: 59%
Prop. 2 $82.1 million in parks bonds: 59%
Lake Travis ISD $158 million in school bonds: 58%
Lago Vista ISD $29.6 million in school bonds: 67%