November 2nd, 2021 Election Results for Lubbock, New Deal ISD, Smyer & State Constitutional Amendments
On Election Day, November 2nd, voters went to the polls to decide on multiple local propositions, bonds, and state constitutional amendments.
Lubbock voters decided to not pass the Lubbock roads bond with 54 percent against and 45 percent for. The nearly $175 million in a general obligation bond to fund street improvement projects across the city, mainly on Broadway, failed.
Lubbock County voters did approve a property tax hike to raise Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office salaries by a 57 percent to 42 percent vote. The tax rate will increase property taxes about 36 cents per $100 dollar evaluation, which is approximately two cents and end up to costing around $65 a year for the average Lubbock homeowner.
This is expected to increase the starting salary for LCSO deputies by around $8,000 to $49,000, compared to the Lubbock Police Department's starting pay of $60,000.
Meanwhile, New Deal ISD Voters passed their $48.5 million bond by a 61 percent to 39 vote. Their bond would slightly increase property taxes to build improvements for New Deal ISD. In the end, property taxes would be over $28 a month, or $340 a year, for the owner of a $100,000 home.
Proposed projects for New Deal ISD include the demolition and re-building of the existing elementary and middle school, as well as the band hall and transportation facility. Then the construction of a brand-new band hall, cafeteria, auditorium, and competition gym/athletic complex. Also baseball/softball renovations will be done and updates to the high school security system will be completed.
Also a special election in Smyer regarding the legal sale of malt beverages and wine passed with 88 percent for and 12 percent against.
Lastly all 8 state constitutional amendments on the ballot passed.
- Proposition 1 - Charitable Raffles at Rodeo - 84 percent for, 16 percent against
- Proposition 2 - County Finance of Transportation - 63 percent for, 37 percent against
- Proposition 3 - Religious Services Amendment - 62 percent for, 38 percent against
- Proposition 4 - Judge Requirements - 59 percent for, 41 percent against
- Proposition 5 - Judicial Candidates - 59 percent for, 41 percent against
- Proposition 6 - Assisted Living Visitation - 88 percent for, 12 percent against
- Proposition 7 - Homestead Tax Limit Disable Spouse - 87 percent for, 13 percent against
- Proposition 8 - Armed Services Homestead Tax - 88 percent for, 12 percent against