Voters went to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 5 in a special election to adopt or reject the proposed Constitutional Amendments.

The local vote was in line with the statewide results with only Proposition 1 being rejected.

The local vote (for/against) was as follows:

Proposition 1 (830/1,614)

Rejected statewide 66%

“The constitutional amendment permitting a person to hold more than one office as a municipal judge at the same time.”

Proposition 2 (1,642/799)

Approved statewide 64%

“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 (2,186/245)

Approved statewide 85%

“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 (2,054/404)

Approved statewide 76%

“The constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax, including a tax on an individual’s share of partnership and unincorporated association income.”

Proposition 5 (2,225/227)

Approved statewide 88%

“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 (1,518/897)

Approved statewide 63%

“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 (1,671/749)

Approved statewide 73%

“The constitutional amendment allowing increased distributions to the available school fund.”

Proposition 8 (1,937/486)

Approved statewide 76%

“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 (1,374/984)

Approved statewide 53%

“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 (2,348/92)

Approved statewide 94%

“The constitutional amendment to allow the transfer of a law enforcement animal to a qualified caretaker in certain circumstances.”

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