By Gail M. Williams
Muleshoe Journal Correspondent
The General Election for the City of Muleshoe will be held Saturday, May 2, according to City Secretary Zanea Carpenter.
The only contested election on the ballot is for School Board Trustee, Place 2, on the Muleshoe ISD Board of Trustees. Cory Contreras is running against incumbent Curtis Preston.
The City of Muleshoe has one proposition on the ballot, for or against the reauthorization of the local sales and use tax in the City of Muleshoe at the rate of one-quarter of one percent (1/4%) to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair of the municipal streets. The tax expires on the fourth (4th) anniversary of the date of the election unless the imposition of the tax is reauthorized.
Muleshoe Area Medical Center has two propositions on the ballot.
Proposition A is for or against the levy of annual taxes by the Board of Directors of the Muleshoe Area Hospital District for hospital purposes at a rate not to exceed 60 cents on each $100 valuation of all taxable property in the district subject to hospital district taxation.
Proposition B is for or against the issuance of $9,000,000 of bonds by the Muleshoe Area Hospital District for hospital facilities and the levying of a tax in payment thereof.
Early voting will take place April 20 through April 28 at Muleshoe City Hall. Voting hours will be extended with two 12-hour days from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, and Tuesday, April 28. On other days, voting hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Carpenter said the City of Muleshoe will take precautions to protect voters from COVID-19.
“We will take extra precautions and practice safe distancing to keep people safe if they do come to vote,” Carpenter said. “We have always allowed curbside voting, and we can utilize that. We’ll go to them; they don’t have to come in if they don’t want to.”
For more information, call 806-272-4528.