2009 Constitutional Election – don’t forget to vote!

We encourage all Texans to participate in the constitutional election of November 3. Early voting began today, with 11 propositions for voters to consider.

The propositions cover a range of issues, including curbing eminent domain abuse and controlling Texas’ property tax appraisal system. Other propositions fix errors that have crept into the constitution, allow for new debt, or provide the legislature with the authority to spend money.

Did you know you can fill out a “sample ballot” and take it with you when you go to vote.  Just make sure you take it with you when you depart your poll site.

Click here for explanations and recommendations

Click here to download a Sample Ballot

Click here to read Pro’s & Con’s

For additional information concerning Propositions 2, 3 & 5 , please contact:

State Representative Phil King

State Representative John Otto

One response

  1. Boy, what a disappointing election. Voters can’t say no to anything? Even with only 5% turnout (so I heard on the news last night anyway, boy is that pitiful), they still said “yes” to all 11 amendments? People want to limit eminent domain and protect property rights (Prop 11 – even though Texas Turf recommended a “no” on this prop because the language was too unclear and left too many loopholes), but then they vote “yes” on Prop 1 and Prop 9 which erode property rights. And on Prop 8, concerning Vet’s hospitals…yes everyone wants to take care of Vets, but how many people realize that this is supposed to be paid for through the Federal taxes you ALREADY pay? And as far as the Land board issuing bonds….why shouldn’t they have to get legislative approval each time? Why would voters want to make it easier to be taxed? And the most egregious of all…Prop 4 to create a “national research university fund”. I don’t necessarily agree with everything in the following articles, but suffice it to say, I think Universities, Colleges, etc. should be self-supporting. I don’t think government (meaning money from the taxpayers) should be paying for their research programs selectively or at all for that matter. Here is an article entitled “Prop. 4: Discriminatory, Expensive, Unnecessary” http://www.empowertexans.com/texas_proposition_4
    and http://www.dailytexanonline.com/top-stories/student-group-first-to-come-out-against-prop-4-1.1947013
    I just don’t get it. I don’t have much hope with the electorate. How will we stop the march to socialism in DC and the catering to special interests, when we don’t even want to stop it in our own state?

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