Highland Lakes voters will consider a number of local races as well as two statewide propositions regarding property taxes on Election Day, which is Saturday, May 7. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Proposition 1 — Constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to provide for the reduction of the amount of a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for general elementary and secondary public school purposes on the residence homestead of a person who is elderly or disabled to reflect any statutory reduction from the preceding tax year in the maximum compressed rate of the maintenance and operations taxes imposed for those purposes on the homestead.
Proposition 2 — Constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $25,000 to $40,000.
People can vote for or against each proposition.
LOCAL RACES IN BURNET COUNTY
The cities of Bertram, Cottonwood Shores, Granite Shoals, and Marble Falls as well as the Kingsland Municipal Utility District (KMUD) have contested races on ballots. Entities canceling elections due to unopposed races are Burnet Consolidated Independent School District, Marble Falls ISD, and the cities of Burnet and Meadowlakes.