Monday deadline to register to vote in Preston school levy election

KINGWOOD — Monday is the deadline to register  and still be eligible to vote in the Feb. 2 Preston school levy election.

Early voting for the levy starts Friday and Saturday and continues Jan. 22-26 and 28-30. Early voting will be 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Preston 911 Center, at 300 Rich Wolfe Drive, Kingwood.

Absentee ballots can be obtained at the county clerk’s office.

The clerk’s office will be open 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday to accept voter registrations. County Clerk Linda Huggins said Friday the office hasn’t seen an influx of new voters registering since the announcement of the levy.

The proposed levy includes annual expenditures of: General maintenance, $2 million; operational expenses, $700,000; safety and security, $250,000; hiring additional classroom teachers, $650,000; technology, $200,000; curricular, extra-curricular and co-curricular activities, $150,000; instructional supplies and materials, $200,000; after-school and virtual-school programs, $300,000; and community facility use, $50,000.

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