Last weekend, the Texas State Republican Executive Committee met for a quarterly meeting to approve ten ballot propositions.
According to Jeramy Kitchen of Texas Scorecard, these ballot propositions will appear on the Republican primary election ballot on March 1, 2022.
The results of these propositions will shape the state Republican Party’s policy priorities and its party platform.
Republican voters will have the ability to vote for or against the following ballot propositions:
- Border Security
- Elimination of Property Tax
- Vaccine Mandate
- Parents’ Rights and Critical Race Theory
- Right to Abortion
- Committee Chairs
- Election Integrity
- Gender Modification
- Parental Educational Relief
- Freedom of Conscience
Republican leaders believe that ballot propositions can help re-orient the party’s policy priorities.
Jill Glover, the Chairman of the SREC Legislative Priorities Committee, told Texas Scorecard the following:
“For example, in the last Republican primary ballot election, we had a proposition banning sex transition medical practices on children. Almost 95% of our voters agreed it should be banned. At that time, many people didn’t even know this was taking place in Texas, so it served to educate voters. This issue turned out to be the third-ranked Legislative Priority chosen at the state convention. Now, many more people are aware of these practices and demanding legislation be passed protecting vulnerable children.”
“A new ballot proposition we have on this time is that House and Senate Committees should be chaired by Republicans when they have the majority. This seems like a no-brainer but Speaker Phelan and Lt. Gov. Patrick did appoint several Democrats, who did not move forward our bills. We stand a much higher chance at getting our Legislative Priority bills passed when we have Republican chairs, so this is really critical,” Glover continued.
The ballot propositions will be next to political candidates such as Texas’ U.S. Congressional delegation, statewide candidates, state Senate candidates, State House of Representatives candidates, State Board of Education, and county elected positions.