Voting Locations and Ballot Details for Nov. 8th State Constitutional Amendment Election - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/7/05

Voting Locations and Ballot Details for Nov. 8th State Constitutional Amendment Election

The state of Texas is asking you to help amend its constitution. Your chance to do so starts Tuesday. For the first time in Lubbock County history, you'll be using electronic voting machines to cast your vote.

There aren't any offices on the ballot, but there are nine proposed constitutional amendments.

  • Proposition 1: creates the Texas rail relocation and improvement fund and authorizes grants of money and issuance of obligations for financing the relocation, rehabilitation and expansion of rail facilities.
  • Proposition 2: provides that marriage consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibits the state or a political subdivision of the state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage.
  • Proposition 3: clarifies that certain economic development programs do not constitute a debt.
  • Proposition 4: authorizes the denial of bail to a criminal defendant who violates a condition of the defendant's release pending trial.
  • Proposition 5: allows the legislature to define rates of interest for commercial loans.
  • Proposition 6: allows for one additional public member and a constitutional county court judge in the membership of the state commission on judicial conduct.
  • Proposition 7: authorizes line-of-credit advances under a reverse mortgage.
  • Proposition 8: provides for the clearing of land titles by relinquishing and releasing any state claim to sovereign ownership or title to interest in certain land in Upshur County and in Smith County.
  • Proposition 9: authorizes the legislature to provide for a six-year term for a board member of a regional mobility authority.

The polls will be open from 7am to 7pm on Tuesday, November 8th.

To see a sample ballot, (click here). For early voting locations, (click here).

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