Early voting in the state constitutional amendment election ends today

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – Today is the last day of early voting in the Texas constitutional amendment election. Several suburban and bond elections also are on the ballot.

Proposition 1: The constitutional amendment permitting a person to hold more than one office as a municipal judge at the same time.

Proposition 2: 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 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: The constitutional amendment allowing increased distributions to the available school fund.

Proposition 8: 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 9: 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 10: The constitutional amendment to allow the transfer of a law enforcement animal to a qualified caretaker in certain circumstances.

In addition to 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution, the cities of Castle Hills, Converse, Sandy Oaks Schertz and Windcrest will hold elections. Hill Country Village and the Somerset School District will have a bond election, and the San Antonio River Authority, Green Valley Utility District and Bexar County Emergency Services also are on the ballot.

Thirty six polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 pm today for the final day of early voting.

Election day hours November 5 will be 7 a.m. to 7 pm. For the first time, Bexar County voters will not have to vote at their home precincts on election day. They will be able to cast ballots at any of the Voting Centers across Bexar County.

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