AUSTIN – Today, Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick reminds every Texan that voting early for this November ballot is an easy way to have your voice heard on the issues that affect us all.
“Voting is not only every voter’s responsibility and privilege, it is also our civic duty,” said Patrick. “We have very important state propositions on the ballot this November that will lower our property taxes, prioritize transportation infrastructure funding and provide veteran benefits, just to name a few.
“I am reminding every Texan that today is the first day of Early Voting. You can vote anywhere within your county of residence. It’s easy, convenient and most of all important. Early Voting for the November 3 Constitutional Amendment Election ends October 30.
“Before being placed on the ballot all propositions have to be approved by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House. Take the time now to learn about the issues and make your vote count,” concluded Patrick.
Proposition 1 (SJR 1) The constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $15,000 to $25,000.
Proposition 2 (HJR 75) The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect.
Proposition 3 (SJR 52) The constitutional amendment repealing the requirement that state officers elected by voters statewide reside in the state capital.
Proposition 4 (HJR 73) The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles.
Proposition 5 (SJR 17) The constitutional amendment to authorize counties with a population of 7,500 or less to perform private road construction and maintenance.
Proposition 6 (SJR 22) The constitutional amendment recognizing the right of the people to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife subject to laws that promote wildlife conservation.
Proposition 7 (SJR 5) The constitutional amendment dedicating certain sales and use tax revenue and motor vehicle sales, use, and rental tax revenue to the state highway fund to provide funding for non-tolled roads and the reduction of certain transportation-related debt.
To find more information about voting visit www.votetexas.gov