Get Your Vote On!
There will be an ELECTION on Nov. 3rd, 2015.
There are 7 Propositions that will be voted to amend the Texas State Constitution as well as local Municipal or ISD bond issues. Below are the proposed constitutional amendments that will appear on the November 3rd 2015 ballot. Early voting begins Monday, October 19, 2015 and ends on Friday, October 30, 2015.
Proposition 1 – SJR 1
“The constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $15,000 to $25,000, providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, authorizing the legislature to prohibit a political subdivision that has adopted an optional residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption, and prohibiting the enactment of a law that imposes a transfer tax on a transaction that conveys fee simple title to real property.”
Proposition 2 – HJR 75
“The constitutional amendment authorizing the 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 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect.”
Proposition 3 – SJR 52
“The constitutional amendment repealing the requirement that state officers elected by voters statewide reside in the state capital.”
Proposition 4 – HJR 73
“The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles.”
Proposition 5 – SJR 17
“The constitutional amendment to authorize counties with a population of 7,500 or less to perform private road construction and maintenance.”
Proposition 6 – SJR 22
“The constitutional amendment recognizing the right of the people to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife subject to laws that promote wildlife conservation.”
Proposition 7 – SJR 5
“The constitutional amendment dedicating certain sales and use tax revenue and motor vehicle sales, use, and rental tax revenue to the state highway fund to provide funding for nontolled roads and the reduction of certain transportation-related debt.”
Want to know more about these propositions? Here are links to the League of Women Voters Voters Guide in English: bit.ly/1SdCbyy, and in Spanish: bit.ly/1My4ZTK.
This guide states the official ballot language for each proposed constitutional amendment, followed by an explanation of the amendment, the arguments for and the arguments against. The propositions were researched by trustees of the League of Women Voters of Texas Education Fund, who reviewed the legislative history and the opinions of those who supported and opposed the proposed amendments.
This Voters Guide, which presents the seven proposed Texas Constitutional Amendments on the November 3, 2015, ballot, is funded and published by the League of Women Voters of Texas Education Fund. For more than 95 years, helping voters cast an informed vote when they go to the polls has been the primary goal of the League of Women Voters. As an organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, the League believes that all of us are stakeholders in Making Democracy Work. Neither the League nor the Education Fund supports or opposes any political party or candidate.