FCISD board seat and 8 propositions on ballot

FLOYDADA — Early voting continues this week for eight constitutional measures for the State of Texas.

In addition, there is an at-large seat on the Floydada Collegiate ISD Board of Trustees. The two candidates vying for the vacant seat are Jay Mendoza and Randy Moore.

Registered voters can cast a ballot at the Floyd County Courthouse Annex Building (Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or on election day, Tuesday, November 2.

  • Proposition 1 (Gambling) authorizes professional sports team charitable organizations to conduct raffles at rodeo venues.
  • Proposition 2 (Bond issues) authorize a county to issue bonds to fund infrastructure and transportation projects in undeveloped and blighted areas.
  • Proposition 3 (Religion) amends the Texas Constitution to prohibit the state or any political subdivision from enacting a law, rule, order, or proclamation that limits religious services or organizations.
  • Proposition 4 (State judiciary) changes the eligibility requirements for the following judicial offices: a justice of the supreme court, a judge of the court of criminal appeals, a justice of a court of appeals, and a district judge.
  • Proposition 5 (State judiciary) authorizes the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct to accept and investigate complaints and reports against candidates running for state judicial office.
  • Proposition 6 (Healthcare and Constitutional rights) amends the Texas Constitution to state that residents of nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, or state-supported living centers have a right to designate an essential caregiver that may not be prohibited from visiting the resident.
  • Proposition 7 (Taxes) amends the Texas Constitution to allow the legislature to extend a homestead tax limit for surviving spouses of disabled individuals as long as the spouse is 55 years old and resides at the home.
  • Proposition 8 (Taxes and Veterans) amends the Texas Constitution to allow the legislature to apply a homestead tax exemption for surviving spouses of members of the military to those fatally injured in the line of duty.

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