Turnout was light on Monday, the first day of early voting on the Austin school district’s $892 million bond proposal, and officials don’t expect it to pick up much. The small showing at the polls could be a key factor in a “fragile” election, one expert said, as the district seeks the biggest bond package in its history.
Just 3.8 percent of registered voters cast ballots early in May 2008, the last time the district put up a bond proposal. Overall turnout was 8.9 percent, and the bond passed with ease.
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