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Early voting in Texas constitutional election ends Friday; Election Day is Nov. 2

Voters have a few days left to cast their ballots early in the Texas constitutional election. Early voting continues through Friday, Oct. 29, at several polling locations. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 2.

The election’s proposed amendments include:

Proposition 1: Authorizes the professional sports team charitable foundations of organizations sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association or the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association to conduct charitable raffles at rodeo venues.

Proposition 2: Authorizes a county to finance the development or redevelopment of transportation or infrastructure in unproductive, underdeveloped, or blighted areas in the county.

Proposition 3: Prohibits the state or a political subdivision of the state (local governments) from prohibiting or limiting religious services of religious organizations.

Proposition 4: Changes the eligibility requirements for a justice of the Texas Supreme Court, a judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals, a justice of a court of appeals, and a district judge.

Proposition 5: Provides additional powers to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct with respect to candidates for judicial office.

Proposition 6: Establishes a right for residents of certain facilities to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visitation.

Proposition 7: Allows the surviving spouse of a person who is disabled to receive a limitation on the school district ad valorem taxes on the spouse’s residence homestead if the spouse is 55 years of age or older at the time of the person’s death.

Proposition 8: Authorizes the Texas 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 member of the U.S. armed forces who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

People will cast a “for” or “against” vote on each item. You can look at a sample ballot to review the measures. 

Election Day polling locations

Burnet County

Polls are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • Burnet County AgriLife Extension Office, 607 N. Vandeveer in Burnet
  • Highland Haven Community Center, 118 Blackbird Drive in Highland Haven
  • Bertram Library, 170 N. Gabriel St. in Bertram
  • Granite Shoals Community Center, 1208 N. Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals
  • Burnet County Courthouse South Annex, 810 Steve Hawkins Parkway in Marble Falls

Registered Burnet County voters can cast a ballot at any of the above polling locations. They do not have to vote in their home voting precinct.

Llano County

Polls are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • Voting Precincts 101 and 410 — Llano County Library, 102 E. Haynie in Llano
  • Voting Precincts 204 and 205 — Lakeshore Branch Library, 7346 RR 261 in Buchanan Dam
  • Voting Precincts 108, 203, and 307 — Kingsland Branch Library, 125 W. Polk St. in Kingsland
  • Voting Precincts 102 and 109 — Horseshoe Bay City Office, #1 Community Drive in Horseshoe Bay

Llano County residents can find their voting precinct on their voter registration card.

The Texas Secretary of State’s office has explanatory statements of each of the proposed amendments. The Texas League of Women Voters offers a breakdown of the propositions in short videos and a voter’s guide. 

For more information on early voting or the Nov. 2 election, visit the Llano County Elections Office or the Burnet County Elections Office websites. Visit the Texas Secretary of State’s Vote Texas website for more information on voting in in the state.

daniel@thepicayune.com