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Texas Election Day 11.07.17



Tuesday is Election Day across Texas and voters will decide the fate of seven proposed constitutional amendments.  Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. The amendments to be decided are:

  1.  Authorizes tax exemption for property of partially disabled veterans received donations
  2. Makes changes to home equity loan provision of constitution
  3. Provides for how long an appointed officer may serve after his or her term expires
  4. Requires a court to provide notice to the attorney general of a challenge to a statute
  5. Defines professional sports team in charitable raffles
  6. Authorizes property tax exemption for surviving spouses of first responders killed in line of duty
  7. Authorizes financial institutions to offer prizes to promote savings

Some area school districts will have board elections. Some taxing entities will decide bond issues.

In Lamar County – voters will decide the fate of taxpayer funding for the Paris Economic Development Corporation.  A vote FOR proposition A means you are voting to reallocate the quarter-cent tax going to the PEDC. A vote AGAINST means you want the quarter-cent tax to continue funding the PEDC.