WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - Day one of early voting in Wichita Falls on seven bond propositions totaling $131 million has wrapped up at Sikes Senter Mall, Home Depot, and city hall.
With early voting underway, some people are outside those locations talking to voters and giving out information in hopes of persuading them to vote no. Newschannel 6 saw people at city hall and Home Depot.
They were engaging in conversations with voters while holding signs that said 'It's OK To Vote No On A Bond'.
Roger Canon was one of those people. He used to live in Quanah and moved to Wichita Falls years ago.
He said he was surprised with how high property taxes were and said they continue to go up.
"Last week I got my appraisal notice and it went up $10,000 on my house," Canon said. "And then we come along with these bonds. I thought well I need to do something. So this is my something. If we keep passing this stuff onto our kids, it's going to get to where they can't pay for stuff. It's just about that way for us right now."
He said he's getting involved because he doesn't want to see the next generation have to take on that much debt.
Canon would love to see the projects completed, but can't justify how much they would cost.
He's hoping he and others vocally opposing the propositions can talk people into that mindset before hitting the polls.
"I'd like to let people know that you don't have to vote yes," Canon said. "You can vote no on the bonds. People understand why we're out here. And I'm glad they come by and talk to me and tell me what they think."
Canon said he's encouraged by the conversations he's had with voters and said he will help organizers out wherever he's needed.
"I would hope that they would vote no," he said. "We don't want to pass these taxes onto our children. So my advice would be to vote no."
Canon said just like he likes the proposed projects, he'd also like to buy his wife a beautiful house with everything she wants.
But he said he won't do that because he can't afford it, adding the same logic applies here.