Bond Election Roundup
Texas local governments raise money for construction and other vital projects through bond elections held in May and November of each year. At these elections, you’re asked to approve taxpayer obligations that can last for years or even decades. Yet voters often enter the polling place with little information on the new debt, its purpose or the amount it will add to the existing debt each government already carries.
That’s why we created this site, to give you the context you need to make informed decisions about debt proposals before you cast your vote.
This resource provides our best accounting of upcoming bond elections, based on our research cross-checked with listings prepared by the Texas Bond Review Board and the Municipal Advisory Council. It may or may not be complete; we will update the database on a weekly basis as new information becomes available. If you know of an upcoming election not listed here, please contact us.
Keep checking back as we’ll be adding more information in the weeks to come.
The Comptroller’s office is compiling and publishing the results of local bond elections held across the state, starting with the May 2013 elections. Track the outcomes of bond debt proposals in other cities, counties and school districts, as well as your own. If you know of a result or election we missed, please let us know.
Watch the Bond Election Timeline video to see the many steps local governments must take to inform voters in the days and weeks leading up to local bond elections.
We also provide debt totals and trends for Texas’ cities, school districts and community college districts and the largest counties in Debt at a Glance on our website TexasTransparency.org. If any of the entities listed in the Roundup appear in Debt at a Glance, we link to that page for additional debt context.