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Low Turnout Projected for Upcoming Bond Elections

DECEMBER 5, 2005 - Posted at 7:32 a.m CST

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The December 13 bond election is expected to draw a light turnout.

Janet Miller of the Arkansas secretary of state's office says turnout will be affected by the narrow scope of the ballot items and the distractions of the holiday season.

Voters will decide two questions.  One is whether to allow up to $575 million in bonds to be issue for interstate highway repairs.  Backers say the measure will ensure the state has a good highway system without raising taxes.  Opponents object to a provision that allows the state Highway Commission to decide on issuing the bonds.

The other measure would allow up to $250 million in bonds to be issued for colleges and universities.  The money would go for construction and refinancing outstanding bonds. 

Early voting is underway.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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