LA MARQUE Today is the final day of early voting in the La Marque school district tax ratification election.

By the close of polls Monday, only 1,017 people had voted, a turnout of 5.2 percent

According to the Galveston County Elections Division, 19,442 people are registered to vote in the election but as of Monday evening only 964 voters had cast ballots in person and 53 had done so by mail.

The school district is attempting to close an approximately $2.9 million budget gap. The district is asking voters to increase the tax rate for routine operations by 13 cents per $100 of assessed property value.

Those looking to vote early can still do so today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the city of La Marque Community Room at 1109 -B Bayou Road in La Marque.

Election Day is Saturday. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. also at the La Marque Community Room.

Click here to read more at the Galveston County Daily News.

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