Early voting off to slow start

Published 7:04 am Wednesday, October 23, 2019

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


Voting for 10 state constitutional amendments is underway with 171 voters already cast their votes on the first day. Of those, 102 were by mail.

Early voting is from Monday, Oct. 21 – Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.

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 the 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.

Early voting locations are:

  • Orange Public Library at 220 N 5th Street in Orange 
  • Orange County Airport 2640 S Hwy 87 in Orange 
  • Orange County Expo Center 11475-B FM 1442 in Orange 
  • Raymond Gould Community Center 385 Claiborne in Vidor

Hours are from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday and 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 5, 2019.