Here is an explanation of each ballot proposition and how you and anyone who votes can be an easy part of making a change in Texas.
At the December Executive Committee meeting in Austin, 5 propositions were approved to be added to the March 2 ballot. Who is on the Executive committee and decides that?
Each year, after your primary election you can stay afterwards and go to your precinct convention at the polling place you are supposed to vote at on March 2. There, you and whoever else stayed will run the meeting and elect delegates to represent your precinct.
Three weeks later, these delegates go to the County Convention and there a small number of State Delegates will be chosen from that group of people in attendance to represent your county. Three months later the State Delegates go to the State Convention.
At the State Convention, each county’s State Delegates will elect one of the State Delegates for your SD (Senatorial District) to represent their Senatorial District. This person is called your SREC person, State Republican Executive Committeeman (woman). Each SD has a woman and a man represent them.
If you participate in this process, and become an SREC person, or elect someone who wants the things that you want, you can have a part in getting the ballot propositions on the ballot.
Remember, the five propositions below are non-binding; they are designed to determine how the electorate feels on certain issues. Overwhelming support for a proposition may lead to legislation being introduced in the future.
A description of the ballot propositions are below. There will be five in on the Texas Ballot.
Ballot Proposition #1: Photo ID
The Texas Legislature should make it a priority to protect the integrity of our election process by enacting legislation that requires voters to provide valid photo identification in order to cast a ballot in any and all elections conducted in the State of Texas. ( ) YES ( ) NO
Ballot Proposition #2: Controlling Government Growth
Every government body in Texas should be required to limit any annual increase in its budget and spending to the combined increase of population and inflation unless it first gets voter approval to exceed the allowed annual growth or in the case of an official emergency. ( ) YES ( ) NO
Ballot Proposition #3: Cutting Federal Income Taxes
In addition to aggressively eliminating irresponsible federal spending, Congress should empower American citizens to stimulate the economy by Congress cutting federal income taxes for all federal taxpayers, rather than spending hundreds of billions of dollars on so-called “federal economic stimulus”. ( ) YES ( ) NO
Ballot Proposition #4: Public Acknowledgement of God
The use of the word “God”, prayers, and the Ten Commandments should be allowed at public gatherings and public educational institutions, as well as be permitted on government buildings and property. ( ) YES ( ) NO
Ballot Proposition #5: Sonograms
The Texas Legislature should enact legislation requiring a sonogram to be performed and shown to each mother about to undergo a medically unnecessary, elective abortion. ( ) YES ( ) NO
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