On the Nov. 5 Ballot

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The state Constitutional Amendment Election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The list of consolidated voting precincts appears on the HOME PAGE. The 10 propositions to be decided are:

Proposed Constitutional Amendments

•Proposition Number 1 (HJR 72) – “The constitutional amendment permitting a person to hold more than one office as a municipal judge at the same time.”

•Proposition Number 2 (SJR 79) – “The constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board in an amount not to exceed $200 million to provide financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas.”

•Proposition Number 3 (HJR 34) – “The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster.”

•Proposition Number 4 (HJR 38) – “The constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax, including a tax on an individual’s share of partnership and unincorporated association income.”

•Proposition Number 5 (SJR 24) – “The constitutional amendment dedicating the revenue received from the existing state sales and use taxes that are imposed on sporting goods to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission to protect Texas’ natural areas, water quality, and history by acquiring, managing, and improving state and local parks and historic sites while not increasing the rate of the state sales and use taxes.”

•Proposition Number 6 (HJR 12) –  “The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to increase by $3 billion the maximum bond amount authorized for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.”

•Proposition Number 7 (HJR 151) – “The constitutional amendment allowing increased distributions to the available school fund.” 

•Proposition Number 8 (HJR 4) – : “The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the flood infrastructure fund to assist in the financing of drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects.”

•Proposition Number 9 (HJR 95) – “The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation precious metal held in a precious metal depository located in this state.”

•Proposition Number 10 (SJR 32) – “The constitutional amendment to allow the transfer of a law enforcement animal to a qualified caretaker in certain circumstances.”

EARLY VOTING

Early voting in Fayette County is being held through Friday, Nov. 1 at the Fayette County Courthouse, 151 North Washington St., Room 108, La Grange. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weimar ISD bond election ballots will be available for Fayette County voters who reside in Weimar Independent School District.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

•In Fayette County, contact the Elections Administration Office at 979-968-6563 or visit www.co.fayette.tx.us and click on the Elections link in the left panel. The Elections page has several links with information, including the text of the amendments in both English and Spanish with explanatory statements.

•League of Women Voters website offers analyses of the proposed amendments at https://my.lwv.org/texas/election-information.

•Other helpful websites are Vote Texas at www.votetexas.gov and Texas Secretary of State at www.sos.state.tx.us.