Kerr County election coordinator Nadene Alford is expecting a busy week as people line up to register to vote in the Nov. 6 presidential election.
While there has been a lot of interest in the race between President Barrack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney for the White House, Alford says there has been few people signing up to vote on the proposed emergency service district.
"I'm not sure people are aware of the ESD," Alford said.
The proposed emergency service district has been a topic of conversation among county commissioners for more than a year and has been the subject of a city-county The district also was debated by Kerrville and Ingram city leaders and eventually voted on by both councils.
The city of Kerrville opted out of the proposed countywide district, while Ingram's council voted to be included.
The proposed district would create a board appointed by commissioners that would have the authority to levy a tax on property to fund ambulance service outside the city of Kerrville. Kerrville has its own ambulance service that the county currently contracts with for countywide services.
The district can levy a tax up to 10 cents per $100 of assessed value to fund emergency services. The appointed board would decide how to provide those services, which could include continuing to contract with the city of Kerrville or seeking a contract with a private ambulance company.
Residents inside the city limits of Kerrville won't vote on the proposed ESD.
Although most countywide local races were decided in the Republican Party primary races, there will be several statewide races on the Nov. 6 ballot along with some select local races:
--Countywide, voters will have a say in one seat on the Headwaters Groundwater Conservation District board of directors. Keith Jones and Jim Gardner will face off for that at-large seat.
--The Medina Independent School District will have elections for four seats, but only one will be contested. Paul Garrison III and Andy Lautzenheiset are vying for the Place 6 seat.
--In Hunt, six candidates are running for four seats on the school board. Voters will get to select up to four from the field. Names on the ballot for the Hunt school board are Judith Thurn, Fred Moseley, Buff Adams, William "Dub" Thomas IV, Nicia Oakes and Laurie Lowe.
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