by Anayeli Ruiz
Just how important is this May election in Big Spring? Important enough for voters to turn out in record numbers.
In fact, more people voted early this time around than the total number of voters for the elections three years ago. With the mayor's job up for grabs and a 60 million dollar school bond on the line, the voters are letting their voices be heard.
Early voting wrapped up on Tuesday and Howard County election officials tell NewsWest 9, they were very pleased with the turn out.
More than 2,000 voters showed up to cast their ballots. Voters are deciding whether or not they will foot the bill on schools the Big Spring School District say need renovations, repair and replacing. The other major race is a fight for the top job in Big Spring. Incumbent Mayor Russ McEwen is facing three opponents for his job.
Howard County has 14,000 registered voters for this election with 11,000 of them in Big Spring. Elections officials say these two major races are the driving force in getting voters out to the polls. They don't expect Election Day, this Saturday to be any different.