The Texas Constitution has been amended 498 times since the current constitution was adopted 143 years ago in 1876. Today, voters will decide on 10 proposals in a statewide constitutional amendment election.
The following is a list of propositions that will be on today's ballot:
Title - Subject - Description
Proposition 1 - Municipal - Allows persons to serve as more than one appointed or elected municipal judge
Proposition 2 - Bonds - Allows the Texas Water Development Board to issue up to $200 million in bonds
Proposition 3 - Taxes - Authorizes temporary property tax exemption for disaster areas
Proposition 4 - Taxes - Prohibits the state from levying an income tax on individuals
Proposition 5 - Budgets - Dedicates revenue from the sales tax on sporting goods to parks, wildlife, and historical agencies
Proposition 6 - Bonds - Authorizes the legislature to increase bonds for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute
Proposition 7 - Budgets - Increases distributions to the state school fund
Proposition 8 - Budgets - Creates a Flood Infrastructure Fund
Proposition 9 - Taxes - Authorizes property tax exemption for precious metals held in depositories
Proposition 10 - Animals - Allows for transfer of law enforcement animals to handlers or others if in animal's best interest
POLLING PLACES IN HOWARD COUNTY
Polling places will be open from 7 AM - 7 PM today at the following places:
Ryan Hall / St. Thomas Church, located at 605 N. Main in Big Spring
Coahoma City Hall at 122 N. 1st in Coahoma
First Baptist Church at 705 W. FM 700 in Big Spring
and Dorothy Garrett Coliseum at 1001 Birdwell Ln. in Big Spring.
ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF ID
The following is a list of acceptable photo IDs at the polling place:
Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
Texas Handgun License issued by DPS
United States Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph
United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
United States Passport (book or card)
With the exception of the U.S. Citizenship Certificate, which does not expire, for voters aged 18-69, the acceptable form of photo identification may be expired no more than four years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place. For voters aged 70 or older, the acceptable form of photo identification may be expired for any length of time if the identification is otherwise valid.
For more information on voting in Texas, visit www.votetexas.gov.