Wednesday, October 5, 2011 , Updated 12:00 a.m., October 11, 2011
Last day to register for November 8 vote in Texas is Tuesday, October 11
Ten proposed amendments include water management and term limits.
Residents who are not already registered to vote have only a few more days to do so in order to vote in the November 8 Texas Constitution amendment election.
The last day to register to vote in the election is Tuesday, October 11. Voter registration applications must also be postmarked no later than that date.
Applications may be brought to the Collin County Elections Office, located at 2010 Redbud Blvd., Suite 102, in McKinney. For more information or directions, call 972-547-1900 or go to the website.
Applications may also be downloaded from that website or from the Texas Secretary of State's website.
Last July, a drawing was conducted in the office of Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade to determine the order in which the proposed amendments would appear on the November 8 ballot.
The proposition that will likely draw the most interest is Proposition 10, which would extend the length of time elected officials may serve in office once they announce their candidacy for another office.
The proposition, if approved, would allow elected officials to run for a different office one year and one month, rather than just one year, before their term ends without having to resign their post.
The other nine propositions are as follows:
Proposition 1: To allow the Texas Legislature to give property tax exemptions on all or part of the market value of homes owned by veterans or their surviving spouses.
Proposition 2: To allow the Texas Water Development Board to issue up to $6 million general obligation fund bonds.
Proposition 3: To allow general obligation bonds be issued to aid in financing of student loans.
Proposition 4: To give counties the right to issue bonds or other funding to pay for the redeveloping of underdeveloped or unproductive areas and raise ad valorem taxes in those areas to help repay the debt.
Proposition 5: To allow counties and cities enter into inter-local contracts with other counties to consolidate various services and programs without requiring the communities to meet tax assessment and sinking fund requirements.
Proposition 6: To allow more money to be transferred from the Permanent School Fund, which helps finance Texas public schools, to the Available School fund, which is the fund the Texas Legislature is allowed to draw from to spend on Texas schools.
Proposition 7: To allow El Paso County be included in the list of Texas counties that may create conservation and reclamation districts to develop recreational facilities and parks.
Proposition 8: To allow Texas residents using agricultural exemptions more tools to manage their property by encouraging water quality improvement projects.
Proposition 9: Allow the governor to grant a pardon to people who successfully complete deferred adjudication community supervision.
Early voting for the November 8 election will run October 24 to November 4.
Pegasus News Content partner - Star Local News
See more stories in:
- Coffee Squared in McKinney adds sweetener with new bakery counter
- Indie rockers Sons of Fathers to play intimate show April 17 in McKinney
- Orisons Art & Framing features live art-making at McKinney Arts in Bloom
- McKinney spa will soon offer rare laser-free tattoo removal
- MISD will host largest local Special Olympics meet in the Southwest