Bailey County and Parmer County voters have started hitting the polls this week for early voting for the 2020 municipal elections.
Early voting ends on Tuesday, April 28, and Election Day is slated for May 2.
Elections include City of Muleshoe, Muleshoe Independent School District and the Muleshoe Area Hospital District. Voting in Bailey County will take place at Muleshoe City Hall, 215 South 1st St. Voting in Parmer County is happening at Lazbuddie ISD, 675 FM 1172, Lazbuddie.
Early voting hours are from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be extended hours from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Voters will decide who will fill the MISD School Board District 2 seat. Candidates for this position include Cory Contreras and Curtis Preston. Preston is the incumbent. This seat is the only contested race.
The elections for both the City of Muleshoe and the Muleshoe Area Hospital District Board are both special elections.
Voters will decide whether or not to reauthorize local sales and use tax to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets.
There are two propositions in the hospital district election.
Proposition A: 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: 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.