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10 Propositions, 1 Texas Constitution And Your Vote

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Now through Election Day, Tuesday Nov. 5, Texas voters have the chance to approve or deny 10 proposed amendments to the state's Constitution. 

The amendments cover various angles of taxation including an exemption for precious metals and prohibiting a state income tax. 

Voters will also determine if funding for schools and the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas will be increased. Allocation and procurement of funds for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission is also on the ballot.

For a summary and full list of each proposed amendment click here.

How does the amendment process work? How many times has the Texas Constitution been amended? 

Which propositions are the most debated? Historically, how have amendments affected Texans? Which proposed amendment will have the greatest impact on Texans?

Early voting for the Nov. 5 election ends on Friday, Nov. 1. For more information on voting in Bexar County, visit theElections Department website.


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Raised in San Antonio, Jan Ross is a graduate of UT Austin’s School of Journalism. Before starting at Texas Public Radio, she interned for the News Desk at NPR Headquarters and the network’s mid-day program, Here & Now. She was a member of Texas Standard’s digital-first web team and interned during the newsmagazine show’s launch in 2015. Jan Ross is a Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change Fellow and was selected for the University of Texas System’s Archer Fellowship in Washington, D.C. Described as a “walking Wikipedia,” Jan Ross is interested in all things pop culture and global affairs. Her journalistic interests range from issues of social inequality to media commentary. She enjoys listening to podcasts and live music, traveling, and sharing the next-best shows on TV.
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