DALLAS - State and local governments in the Southwest are asking voters to approve more than $10 billion of bonds on a presidential election ballot expected to draw a record turnout a week from today.

Government officials throughout the region are wondering how turnout will affect their bond programs. In Arizona, one of the hottest ballot issues is voter turnout itself. Under Proposition 105 known as Majority Rules, any state bond issue or other ballot proposal that would require additional state spending would have to muster a majority of registered voters' approval, not just a majority of the votes cast.

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