Early voting begins Monday for a $22,785,000 bond election on Nov. 5, as JISD officials seek to fund a new campus for the West Side Elementary program while adding more classrooms and a band hall at the Nichols Intermediate campus.
Residents may cast votes from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Nov. 1 at the Jacksonville Public Library; this polling site will not be open Saturday, Oct. 26, however.
Additional sites for extended early voting opportunities are at the following locations:
•West Side Elementary, 1002 Sunset – Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., and Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 6-8 p.m.
•Jacksonville High School, 1210 Corinth Rd. – Thursday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 27, from 3-6 p.m.
•Nichols Intermediate School, 818 SW Loop 456 – Monday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
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