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Early Voting underway in Midland, Odessa

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There are a couple of big tickets on the ballot.

The City of Midland is going after a 5-year road bond worth $100 million.

It's all to fix roads and underground utilities.

The project aims at repairing streets with scores of 50-percent or less and streets on the verge of that score.

One Midland resident shared why voting on this topic is important.

"People should be concerned because there are parts on the south side of town that don't even have paved streets, gutters or sidewalks," said Gabrielle Paulo, member of Negro Business and Professional Business Group. 

If the bond does not pass, the city can't issue any debt toward roads or utilities.

For more information on the streets the city hopes to fix and when, click here.  

Meanwhile, the Ector County Independent School district is hoping to pass a big school bond.

The district says it will help overcrowding at the secondary education level.

It would pay to build a new high school for 2,500 students and would convert Ector Middle School to another high school for 1,500 students.

The money also goes to building a district wide fiber network and improvements at school district wide for things like roofing, heating and air, plumbing and window replacements.

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