By the time you read this, early voting leading up to Election Day on May 6 will have begun. And this one is big for League City, where Clear Creek Independent School District is working to keep up with a fast-growing student population in a very fast-growing city.

Voters on May 6 will decide Clear Creek Independent School District’s $487 million bond issue. If the bond passes, most of the money will go toward the building of new schools to meet growing student population in League City.

Big national elections are in November, and that’s when voter turnout is usually higher. Typically, fewer voters turn out for local May elections. And that’s a shame. The results of local elections have a direct effect on us all.

And while the May 6 election was past the print deadline for this issue, we plan to keep you up to date on the results. On election night, visit galvnews.com or connection.news.

We all know that for democracy to work, participation is essential. It’s a use-it-or-lose-it proposition. We’re all busy. But local elections decide fundamental questions about the direction of our schools and whether local government is run in a sound and economically feasible way.

Whether you’re for or against the bond, we hope you take the time to vote on May 6.

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