FLOYDADA, TX – Floydada voters will decide the future of the Floydada Collegiate Independent School District (FCISD) Board of Trustees Tuesday when they return to the polls in a statewide election. Though there are no races featuring members of Congress or the Texas Legislature, there are eight propositions that Texans will determine the fate of as well.
Those items up for consideration range from limiting potential rules dealing with religious services – mainly in response to the mandatory closure of churches and places of worship during the height of the COVID-19 outbreak – to homestead tax exemptions.
Running for the “At Large” vacant seat on the FCISD Board of Trustees are Jay Mendoza and Randy Moore.
Polls open tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 7:00 am and close at 7:00 pm.
The statewide propositions on the ballot are as follows:
- 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.