Early voting in the November 7th Constitutional Amendment Election is underway at the Justice of the Peace Courtroom on Jefferson Street. The ballot contains seven (7) propositions. Early voting began Monday, October 23rd and continues through November 3rd. Currently, 31 early votes have been cast through end of day Tuesday.
Hours for early voting are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily except Tuesday, October 31st and Thursday, November 2nd when early voting at the JP’s courtroom will be open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. All 12 polling places in the county will be open November 7th, the day of the election, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Propositions being considered include:
- Proposition 1 Disabled Veterans/Property Taxes. The proposition would allow potential property tax exemptions for certain disabled veterans or their surviving spouses.
- Proposition 2 Home Equity Borrowing would ease restrictions on borrowing against home equity.
- Proposition 3 State Appointee’s Term would limit the term of unsalaried state appointees whose terms have ended but who have not yet been replaced.
- Proposition 4 Constitutional Challenges to State Laws would require Texas courts to notify the attorney general of any constitutional challenges to state laws.
- Proposition 5 Sports Team Charitable Raffles would allow more sports team charitable foundations to hold benefit raffles.
- Proposition 6 Deceased First Responders/Property Taxes would allow property tax exemptions to surviving spouses of first responders killed in the line of duty.
- Proposition 7 Financial Institutions/Promotional Raffles would allow banks, credit unions, and savings and loan institutions to conduct promotional raffles.