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It's election day in Tarrant County, so finish your coffee and get to the polls

Fort Worth City Manager David Cooke lays out the need for the upcoming bond election

The proposals in the package strike a balance, funding both upkeep on existing facilities as well as new infrastructure
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The proposals in the package strike a balance, funding both upkeep on existing facilities as well as new infrastructure

Voters across Tarrant County head to the polls Saturday to cast ballots in city council, school board and bond propositions, including in Fort Worth where residents are being asked to support a $399.5 million program, most of which will go to build and fix streets.

And in another bond program, the Tarrant Regional Water District is asking voters to approve $250 million to pay to complete its Panther Island flood control and economic development project.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Check your polling place before you go and have your driver's license or other state approved photo ID. Call the Tarrant County Elections Office at 817-831-8683 if you need or visit access.tarrantcountycom/en/elections.html.

In the nine days of early voting that ended Monday, 27,995 people voted, according to election reports.

Euless and Arlington have council seats up for grabs. Arlington is also deciding on renewing a street maintenance tax. Two Kennedale council members are facing recall, but one of those candidates is also running for mayor.

Haltom City has three contested council seats and propositions seeking approval to build a combined city hall and law enforcement center and a new fire station, and Keller voters are deciding whether to repeal an economic development agreement with the Birch Racquet and Lawn Club.

Saginaw voters will elected two councilmembers, and Trophy Club voters will decide whether to extend the town's Crime Control and Prevention District sales tax for five years and continue to use some of its local sales tax for street repair and maintenance.

Watauga has council seat races and will elect a mayor.

All of Arlington school district board seats are up for re-election, as are seats in Grapevine-Colleyville and Hurst-Euless-Bedford, which is also seeking $199 million in bonds for school additions and renovations.

Sandra Baker: 817-390-7727, @SandraBakerFWST
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