Did You Know...

  • Election Day Is Tuesday, November 7
  • Early Voting Is Happening Now
  • 14 Texas Constitutional Amendments Are On The Ballot

Early voting is already underway in Texas and will continue through this Friday, November 3rd, from 7 AM - 7 PM. Do you know where to vote? Do you know what we're voting on? Check out the 14 Texas Constitutional Amendments on the ballot.

There are three locations in Bowie County to early vote:

  • Bowie County Courthouse - Elections Workroom, 710 James Bowie Dr., New Boston, TX 75570
  • Southwest Center, ABC Room, 3222 W. 7th St, Texarkana, TX 75501
  • Walnut Church of Christ, Westside Entrance, 2720 Moore’s Ln, Texarkana, TX 75503

Back in August of this year, the Deputy Secretary of State Joe Esparza drew the ballot order for the 14 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution. Texans will have the chance to vote on these amendments as a part of the November 7, 2023 Election.

Time to vote. Isolated 3D illustration

Texas Ballot order as drawn:

Proposition 1 – HJR 126 "The constitutional amendment protecting the right to engage in farming, ranching, timber production, horticulture, and wildlife management."

Proposition 2 – SJR 64 "The constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county or municipality of all or part of the appraised value of real property used to operate a child-care facility."

Proposition 3 – HJR 132 "The constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual wealth or net worth tax, including a tax on the difference between the assets and liabilities of an individual or family."

Proposition 4 – HJR 2 from the second special session "The constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to establish a temporary limit on the maximum appraised value of real property other than a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes; to increase the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district applicable to residence homesteads from $40,000 to $100,000; to adjust the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect increases in certain exemption amounts; to except certain appropriations to pay for ad valorem tax relief from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations; and to authorize the legislature to provide for a four-year term of office for a member of the board of directors of certain appraisal districts."

Proposition 5 – HJR 3 "The constitutional amendment relating to the Texas University Fund, which provides funding to certain institutions of higher education to achieve national prominence as major research universities and drive the state economy."

Proposition 6 – SJR 75 "The constitutional amendment creating the Texas water fund to assist in financing water projects in this state."

Proposition 7 – SJR 93 "The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the Texas energy fund to support the construction, maintenance, modernization, and operation of electric generating facilities."

Proposition 8 – HJR 125 "The constitutional amendment creating the broadband infrastructure fund to expand high-speed broadband access and assist in the financing of connectivity projects."

Proposition 9 – HJR 2, regular session "The constitutional amendment authorizing the 88th Legislature to provide a cost-of-living adjustment to certain annuitants of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas."

Proposition 10 – SJR 87 "The constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation equipment or inventory held by a manufacturer of medical or biomedical products to protect the Texas healthcare network and strengthen our medical supply chain."

Proposition 11 – SJR 32 "The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit conservation and reclamation districts in El Paso County to issue bonds supported by ad valorem taxes to fund the development and maintenance of parks and recreational facilities."

Proposition 12 – HJR 134 "The constitutional amendment providing for the abolition of the office of county treasurer in Galveston County."

Proposition 13 – HJR 107 "The constitutional amendment to increase the mandatory age of retirement for state justices and judges."

Proposition 14 – SJR 74 "The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the centennial parks conservation fund to be used for the creation and improvement of state parks."

You can find information about the amendments and voting in Texas at VoteTexas.gov.

Bowie County Voters - Canva
Bowie County Voters - Canva

For more information on these and other area elections, go to :

Bowie County: http://www.co.bowie.tx.us/page/bowie.Elections

Bowie County: Polling Locations with times and dates.

Cass County: http://www.co.cass.tx.us/page/cass.Elections

Red River County: https://www.co.red-river.tx.us/page/redriver.County.Clerk

Texas: https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/

Educate yourself, and know what you are voting for or against. The future of the Great State of Texas depends on it.


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