Tuesday, November 7, Is Election Day!

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Tuesday is election day in Texas, and polling locations in Dallas are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

On the November 7 ballot are 14 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution. The amendments cover various issues, including tax breaks, farming regulations, teacher benefits, and funding for water and electricity projects, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.

Dallas residents can find their nearest polling location here.

Popular polling locations include libraries, schools, recreation centers, and other government buildings.

As previously covered by The Dallas Express, DART is providing free rides to polling locations on November 7 for registered voters.

For those not in Dallas County, polling locations for counties in DART’s service area can be found through the following links:

The 14 propositions on today’s ballot are as follows:

  • Prop.1 — Establishes a right to farming, ranching, timber production, horticulture, and wildlife management on privately owned or leased property;
  • Prop.2 — Allows local governments to exempt child-care facilities from property taxes;
  • Prop.3 — Prohibits the Texas Legislature from imposing a wealth or net worth tax;
  • Prop.4 — Increases the homestead tax exemption to $100,000, authorizes the Texas Legislature to limit annual appraisal hikes, establishes term limits for some county appraisal bodies, and allows for increased state funding of public education;
  • Prop.5 — Renames the National Research University Fund to the Texas University Fund and establishes an ongoing revenue source from the interest accrued from the state’s economic stabilization fund;
  • Prop.6 — Creates the Texas Water Fund to finance water projects around the state;
  • Prop.7 — Creates the Texas Energy Fund and authorizes the spending of taxpayer money to modernize electric generation facilities;
  • Prop.8 — Creates the Broadband Infrastructure Fund to finance high-speed broadband access and other telecommunications projects;
  • Prop.9 — Authorizes the Texas Legislature to make cost-of-living adjustments or other benefit enhancements to eligible annuitants of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas;
  • Prop.10 — Authorizes the Texas Legislature to establish an ad valorem tax exemption on equipment and inventory manufactured by medical or biomedical companies;
  • Prop.11 — Authorizes the Texas Legislature to permit conservation and reclamation districts in El Paso County to allow the county to issue bonds to fund parks and recreational facilities;
  • Prop.12 — Abolishes the position of Galveston County treasurer and allows a qualified person or other county official to assume the former post’s duties;
  • Prop.13 — Increases the mandatory retirement age for state judges from 75 to 79;
  • Prop.14  — Creates the Centennial Parks Conservation Fund to pay for the creation or improvement of state parks.

In addition to these propositions, voters in District 2 of the Texas House of Representatives, which includes Hunt, Hopkins, and Van Zandt counties, are voting in an off-year election for their state representative after former Rep. Bryan Slaton (R-Royse City) was expelled from the seat following allegations of an extramarital affair, as previously covered by The Dallas Express.

The candidates on the ballot are Jill Dutton (R), Heath Hyde (R), Brent Money (R), Doug Roszhart (R), Krista Schild (R), and Kristen Washington (D).

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