Early voting for Nov. 7th election is now underway

By Tom Hawkins

Early voting of the November 7th election began on Monday of this week and will continue through Friday, November 3.

The Limestone County Election office will be conducting the early voting for the constitutional amendment election and school bond elections for the Groesbeck Independent School District and the Mart Independent School District according to Limestone County Election Administrator Jennifer Southard.

Limestone Co. will have two early voting places. One will be at the Limestone County Courthouse (200 West State St.) in Groesbeck with voting station being in Room G-1 in the Courthouse.  Early voting times in Groesbeck will be 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. for each day of early voting --- October 23 through November 3.

The other early voting station will be at the Limestone County Courthouse Annex in Mexia in the Courtroom. The location of the Courthouse Annex is 205 S. McKinney in Mexia. Early voting hours in this location will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for each day of early voting -- October 23 through November 3.

For the November 7th election, several Limestone County election precincts will be consolidated according to County Election Administrator Southard. A list of the consolidated election precincts or voting boxes will be found at the conclusion of this article.

The proposition on the election ballot for the $5,000,000 Groesbeck Independent School District is given below:

“Groesbeck Independent School District -- Proposition A -- The issuance of $5,000,000 of bonds for the construction, renovation, and equipment of school building in the district and the purchase of school buses and the levying of the tax in payment thereof.”

The proposition on the ballot for the Mart Independent School District is given below:

“Proposition A, Mart Independent School District -- The issuance of $9,200,000 of bonds for the construction, acquisition, renovation and equipment of school buildings in the district and the levying of the tax in payment thereof.”  Of course, the city of Mart is not in Limestone County; however, a sizeable portion of property in the Mart ISD is in Limestone County.

The seven constitutional amendments to be presented to the voters in the November 7th election are given below. Voters should “for” or “against” each of the constitutional amendments.

Proposition 1 -- “The constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veterans by a charitable organization for less than the market value of the residence homestead and harmonizing certain related provisions of the Texas Constitution.”

Proposition 2 -- “The constitutional amendment to establish a lower amount for expenses that can be charged to a borrower and removing certain financing expense limitation for a home equity loan, establishing certain authorized lenders to make a home equity loan, changing certain options for the refinancing for home equity loans, changing the threshold for an advance of a home equity line of credit, and allowing home equity loans on agricultural homesteads.”

Proposition 3 -- “The constitutional amendment limiting the service of certain officeholders appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate after the expiration of the person’s term of office.”

Proposition 4 -- The constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to require a court to provide notice to the attorney general of a challenge to constitutionality of a state stature and authorizing the Legislature to prescribe a waiting period before the court may enter a judgment holding the statute unconstitutional.”

Proposition 5 -- “The constitutional amendment on professional sports teams’ charitable foundations conducting charitable raffles.”

Proposition 6 --”The constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of  the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.”

Proposition 7 -- “The constitutional amendment relating to the legislative authority to permit credit unions and other financial institutions to award prizes by lot to promote savings.”

Consolidated Election

Boxes for Nov. 7th

Election

The Kosse Community Center in Kosse will be the voting place for Voting Precinct 103.

The Coolidge Civic Center, 806 Bell St., Coolidge will be voting place for Voting Precincts 204 and 205.

The Limestone County Courthouse, 200 W. State St., Room G13, Groesbeck will voting place for Voting Precincts 101, 102, 104, 301, 303, and 406.

The Mexia Civic Center, 101 S. McKinney St., Mexia will be the voting place for Voting Precincts 201, 202, 203, 206, 302, 304, 304, 401, 403, 404, 405.

Farrar -- XTO Building will be the voting place for Voting Precinct 402.

Groesbeck Journal

P.O. Box 440
Groesbeck, TX 76642
Phone: 254-729-5103
Fax: 254-729-0362