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Consider This: Casting an informed vote is a right, and a duty

Early voting for the Nov. 3 Texas Constitutional Amendment election began Monday and runs through Oct. 30.

There are seven propositions on the ballot. They cover topics that range from increasing the homestead exemption to dedicating a portion of the sales tax to road improvements.

This is where you, the voter, control your own destiny where the law is concerned.

If you want a higher homestead exemption, then vote "yes" to Proposition 1. If you are against allowing statewide elected officials to live outside of the Austin city limits, vote "no" to proposition 3. It's up to you.

These propositions give you insight into the way that legislation is made. Several I may vote for aren't written perfectly.  And the one I might vote against could be good if it was written better.

But that is how the deliberative process works: a good idea can pick up a lot of baggage on the way to becoming law.

Consider this...casting an informed vote is not just a right, it is the duty of every citizen.

RELATED LINK: Early voting information

RELATED LINK: Texas Constitutional Amendment Ballot

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