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Early voting to begin for Nov. 5 election

Oct. 19, 2013 at 5:19 a.m.

Victoria county sample ballot

An election will be Nov. 5 to vote on constitutional amendments as approved by the 83rd Legislature. Vote FOR or AGAINST each proposition.

"The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed in action."

"The constitutional amendment eliminating an obsolete requirement for a State Medical Education Board and a State Medical Education Fund, neither of which is operational."

"The constitutional amendment to authorize a political subdivision of this state to extend the number of days that aircraft parts that are exempt from ad valorem taxation due to their location in this state for a temporary period may be located in this state for purposes of qualifying for the tax exemption."

"The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization."

"The constitutional amendment to authorize the making of a reverse mortgage loan for the purchase of homestead property and to amend lender disclosures and other requirements in connection with a reverse mortgage loan."

"The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas to assist in the financing of priority projects in the state water plan to ensure the availability of adequate water resources."

"The constitutional amendment authorizing a home-rule municipality to provide in its charter the procedure to fill a vacancy on its governing body for which the unexpired term is 12 months or less."

"The constitutional amendment repealing Section 7, Article IX, Texas Constitution, which relates to the creation of a hospital district in Hidalgo County."

"The constitutional amendment relating to expanding the types of sanctions that may be assessed against a judge or justice following a formal proceeding instituted by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct."

Early voting in person for the Nov. 5 constitutional amendment election will begin Monday at the Dr. Pattie Dodson Public Health Center, Classroom A, 2805 N. Navarro St.

Voting will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Nov. 1. Additional hours will be offered from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Nov. 1.

The constitutional amendment election has nine propositions for voter consideration to amend the Texas Constitution. All propositions need the attention of Texas voters, according to a news release from the Victoria County election administrator's office.

This is the first election in Victoria County in which photo ID will be required. Every voter in person will be required to present an acceptable form of photo identification to vote. These include one of the following: Texas driver's license, Texas personal identification card, Texas concealed handgun permit, Texas election identification certificate, U.S. military identification cards, a U.S. passport or U. S. citizenship certificate.

All identifications must contain a photograph of the person. All, except the citizenship certificate, must be current or not expired more than 60 days before the election.

The Pattie Dodson Public Health Center is centrally located in the city along Navarro Street.

For more information, contact the elections office at 361-576-0124 or go by the office in Suite 500 of the Dr. Pattie Dodson Public Health Center, 2805 N. Navarro St.



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