VOTE

Texans have the opportunity to approve 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution Nov. 5.

For those not yet registered to vote, Monday, Oct. 7 is the deadline to submit your application to be eligible to vote in the election.

The proposed amendments are as follows:

Proposition 1 (HJR 72) permitting a person to hold more than one office as a municipal judge at the same time.

Proposition 2 (SJR 79) 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 3 (HJR 34) 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 4 (HJR 38) prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax, including a tax on an individual’s share of partnership and unincorporated association income

Proposition 5 (SJR 24) 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 6 (HJR 12) authorizing the legislature to increase by $3 billion the maximum bond amount authorized for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

Proposition 7 (HJR 151) allowing increased distributions to the available school fund.

Proposition 8 (HJR 4) providing for the creation of the flood infrastructure fund to assist in the financing of drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects.

Proposition 9 (HJR 95) authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation precious metal held in a precious metal depository located in this state.

Proposition 10 (SJR 32) to allow the transfer of a law enforcement animal to a qualified caretaker in certain circumstances.

Navarro County has made preparations for the upcoming Constitutional Amendment Election by extending hours for early voting.

“These are usually small elections, this one we anticipate to be a little larger than normal because of interest in a couple of amendments,” said Daniel Teed, Navarro County Elections Administrator.

In addition to regular voting hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, extended hours include 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the final Friday of early voting.

Early voting will only be held at the Navarro County Annex located at 601 N. 13th Street.

For more information and resources Texas voters, visit VoteTexas.gov.

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