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Election Results GISD VATRE Passes


As election results rolled in at the close of polls Tuesday, Nov. 7 a total of 2,578 ballots were cast in Limestone County.

Early voting results showed a total of 1,122 ballots cast before election day.

Full unofficial results from Limestone County Elections office are reported below.

Voter-Approved Tax Ratification Election for the Groesbeck ISD For (Limestone County) 779 votes, 56.57 percent Against (Limestone County) 598 votes, 43.43 percent GISD VATRE will result in the district generating an extra $800,000 in state funding without affecting the total tax rate. A vote “Against” would have required the GISD to reduce $800,000 from this year’s budget.

Proposition 1 : “The constitutional amendment protecting the right to engage in farming, ranching, timber production, horticulture, and wildlife management.”

For (Limestone County) 2,325 votes, 90.75 percent Against (Limestone County) 237 votes, 9.25 percent

Proposition 2: “The constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county or municipality of all or part of the appraised value of real property used to operate a child-care facility.”

For (Limestone County) 1,661 votes, 66.55 percent Against (Limestone County) 835 votes, 33.45 percent

Proposition 3: “The constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual wealth or net worth tax, including a tax on the difference between the assets and liabilities of an individual or family.”

ELECTION - PG. 5 For (Limestone County) 2,049 votes, 81.18 percent Against (Limestone County) 475 votes, 18.82 percent

Proposition 4: “The constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to establish a temporary limit on the maximum appraised value of real property other than a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes; to increase the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district applicable to residence homesteads from $ 40,000 to $ 100,000; to adjust the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect increases in certain exemption amounts; to except certain appropriations to pay for ad valorem tax relief from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations; and to authorize the legislature to provide for a four-year term of office for a member of the board of directors of certain appraisal districts.”

For (Limestone County) 2,274 votes, 89.56 percent Against (Limestone County) 265 votes, 10.44 percent

Proposition 5: “The constitutional amendment relating to the Texas University Fund, which provides funding to certain institutions of higher education to achieve national prominence as major research universities and drive the state economy.”

For (Limestone County) 1,491 votes, 59.59 percent Against (Limestone County) 1,011 votes, 40.41 percent

Proposition 6: “The constitutional amendment creating the Texas water fund to assist in financing water projects in this state.”

For (Limestone County) 2,038 votes, 80.59 percent Against (Limestone County) 491 votes, 19.41 percent

Proposition 7: “The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the Texas energy fund to support the construction, maintenance, modernization, and operation of electric generating facilities.”

For (Limestone County) 1,807 votes, 71.59 percent Against (Limestone County) 717 votes, 28.41 percent

Proposition 8: “The constitutional amendment creating the broadband infrastructure fund to expand high-speed broadband access and assist in the financing of connectivity projects.”

For (Limestone County) 1,843 votes, 72.79 percent Against (Limestone County) 689 votes, 27.21 percent

Proposition 9: “The constitutional amendment authorizing the 88th Legislature to provide a cost- of- living adjustment to certain annuitants of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.”

For ( Limestone County) 2,184 votes, 85.35 percent Against ( Limestone County) 375 votes, 14.65 percent

Proposition 10: “The constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation equipment or inventory held by a manufacturer of medical or biomedical products to protect the Texas healthcare network and strengthen our medical supply chain.”

For ( Limestone County) 1,545 votes, 61.90 percent Against ( Limestone County) 951 votes, 38.10 percent

Proposition 11: “The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit conservation and reclamation districts in El Paso County to issue bonds supported by ad valorem taxes to fund the development and maintenance of parks and recreational facilities.”

For (Limestone County) 1,390 votes, 57.51 percent Against (Limestone County) 1,027 votes, 42.49 percent

Proposition 12: “The constitutional amendment providing for the abolition of the office of county treasurer in Galveston County.”

For (Limestone County) 1,326 votes, 56.59 percent Against (Limestone County) 1,017 votes, 43.41 percent

Proposition 13: “The constitutional amendment to increase the mandatory age of retirement for state justices and judges.”

For (Limestone County) 1,067 votes, 42.53 percent Against (Limestone County) 1,442 votes, 57.47 percent

Proposition 14: “The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the centennial parks conservation fund to be used for the creation and improvement of state parks.”

For (Limestone County) 1,917 votes, 76.10 percent Against (Limestone County) 602 votes, 23.90 percent

Proposition A Mart: For (Limestone County) 19 votes, 38.00 percent Against (Limestone County) 31 votes, 62.00 percent Proposition A is worth $33 million and if passed, it would most urgently address the expansion needed at Mart Elementary School. Other funds would be used to renovate Mart High School and other academic needs.

Proposition B Mart: For (Limestone County) 15 votes, 30.00 percent Against (Limestone County) 35 votes, 70.00 percent Proposition B is worth $5 million and if passed it would address renovations necessary at Mart Football Stadium, specifically the concession stand and restrooms.

Proposition C Mart: For (Limestone County) 12 votes, 24.00 percent Against (Limestone County) 38 votes, 76.00 percent Proposition C is worth $12 million and if passed it would provide funds for upgrades at recreational facilities.

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