Texas voters head to the polls today to decide on statewide propositions and several local items touching on education, statewide water needs and the treatment of veterans’ families.
Polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Secretary of State's office has posted explanatory statements on all ten amendments.
Tarrant County voters needing help with finding their polling place can call the Tarrant County Elections office at 817-831-VOTE or visit the Tarrant County Elections website.
Of the 10 constitutional amendments, Proposition 1 has drawn some of the strongest interest. It would allow a property tax exemption granted to a disabled veteran to transfer to a surviving spouse if the veteran dies first.
There's also amendments that would authorize billions of dollars in public borrowing for water infrastructure projects and student loan programs. As we reported Monday, the measures passed with near unanimous support in the Texas legislature but some conservatives still hope to see those amendments fail.
Locally, the Mansfield school district will hold a $198.5 million bond election to replace five older elementary schools and to improve other aging facilities. White Settlement voters will decide whether the city can issue up to $6 million in bonds for storm drainage and flood control projects.
Keller, Lake Worth and Saginaw voters may reauthorize local sales and use taxes that help maintain city streets. Keller voters will also settle a race to replace Place 5 Councilman Mitch Holmes, who resigned.
In Sansom Park, the crime control and prevention district is up for renewal. Flower Mound voters will consider renewing sales and use taxes for city street maintenance, a crime control and prevention district, and a fire control, prevention and emergency medical services district.
There are also propositions to allow for the sale of certain types of alcohol in Alvarado, Joshua, Grandview and in Parker County’s Precinct 1, which is the northeast part of the county.