In addition to casting ballots for their choice for candidates in local, state and U.S. elections, both Democratic and Republican party ballots also include propositions.
Voters in the Republican Primary will be asked to vote yes or no to the following 10 propositions on the March 3 ballot:
Texas should not restrict or prohibit prayer in school.
Texas should reject restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms.
Texas should ban the practice of taxpayer-funded lobbying, which allows your tax dollars to be spent on lobbyists who work against the taxpayer.
Texas should support the construction of a physical barrier and use existing defense-grade surveillance along the entire southern border of Texas.
Texas parents or legal guardians of public school children under the age of 18 should be the sole decision makers for all their children’s healthcare decisions including, but not limited to, psychological assessment and treatment, contraception, and sex education.
Texas should ban chemical castration, puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and genital mutilation surgery on all minor children for transition purposes, given that Texas children as young as three (3) are being transitioned from their biological sex to the opposite sex.
Texans should protect and serve all historical monuments, artifacts and buildings, such as the Alamo, Cenotaph and our beloved Alamo, and should oppose any re-imagining of the Alamo site.
Texas official should heed the directives of the Office of the Governor to purge illegal voters from the voter rolls and verify that each new registered voter is a U.S. Citizen.
Bail in Texas should be based only on a person’s danger to society and risk of flight, not that person’s ability to pay.
Texas should limit our state legislators’ terms to 12 years.
Early voting will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 18-22, Feb. 24, Feb. 26 and Feb. 28. Voting will be conducted from noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 23, and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 25 and 27.
All early voting in Hopkins County will conducted in the Justice of the Peace #2 Courtroom at the Hopkins County Tax Office/Justice of the Peace Offices, 128 Jefferson St. in Sulphur Springs.
The last day to accept applications for ballots by mail is Feb. 21. Election Day voting will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the 12 voting center locations throughout the county.