Art programs, like this one for first-graders Jackie Bennett (left) and Ryan Anderson at Kyrene de las Lomas, could be affected if Tuesday's override election fails. The measure before voters would not increase taxes, but would continue them at an annual rate of $129 on the average home in the district. Early ballots have been coming in at high rates, more than 22,000 as of Thursday compared to just 3,284 cast a similar election held in 2007.

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