Early voting for amendment election begins Monday


Early voting for the Nov. 3 Texas constitutional amendment election will begin Monday on the first floor of the Scurry County Courthouse.
Residents may cast ballots from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 30. Prior to voting, a person must provide a photo ID.
On election day, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voting will be held at four different locations on Nov. 3.
Voters in Precincts 5 through 7 will cast ballots at the Scurry County Library while the armory in Towle Park will be the voting place for people in Precincts 8 through 10. The south side of The Coliseum will be used for Precincts 11 through 13 while voters in Precincts 14 and 15 will vote on the north side of The Coliseum.
Here is the ballot order for the constitutional amendment election:
• Proposition 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: 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: The constitutional amendment repealing the requirement that state officers elected by voters statewide reside in the state capital.
• Proposition 4: The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles.
• Proposition 5: The constitutional amendment to authorize counties with a population of 7,500 or less to perform private road construction and maintenance.
• Proposition 6: The constitutional amendment recognizing the right of the people to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife subject to laws that promote wildlife conservation.
• Proposition 7: 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 non-tolled roads and the reduction of certain transportation-related debt.