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Amarillo Set for Election Day 2017

Amarillo voters will make the final decisions on a series of proposals during tomorrow's election day.

On Tuesday, November 7th, voters across the state of Texas will head to the polls to decide the fate of seven proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution. The amendments, ranging from property tax legislation to amending the governor's appointment power to amending raffle laws for sports teams are drawing votes from across the state.

In Amarillo, however, voters are planning to decide a major proposal by the Amarillo Independent School District. Amarillo ISD is asking voters in the district to approve a $100 million bond package for improvements to school campuses. Proponents of the bond package say that the bonds are needed for the aging campuses. Opponents of the bond proposal argue that the tax increase in unnecessary because voters already approved a bond for AISD in 2013.

For Potter County, voters will decide on the creation of a special sales tax to fund fire department improvements. If approved, the new sales tax, to be established outside of the Amarillo city limits, will help the county purchase new safety equipment.

In Randall County, voters in justice of the peace precinct one will decide on whether to legalize the sale of alcohol for off-premise consumption.

Polls open at 7am on Tuesday and close at 7pm.

For information about voting in Potter County, visit: pottercountyvotes.com

For information about voting in Randall County, visit: http://randallcounty.com/elections/general/default.html.

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