Texas Constitutional Amendment Election Voter Guide!!

Texas Constitutional Amendment Election Day is November 8th, 2011.

Next Monday, October 24th,2011,  Texans will begin going to the polls to vote on ten proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution.  One of our main goals at Liberty Institute is to educate and empower citizens to become active and engaged participants in their government, and one of our most effective tools in helping educate citizens are our free Voters Guides.  For the Constitutional Amendment Election, we have put together a non-partisan, educational voters guide that lists a short summary of the proposed amendments while presenting the pros and cons to each in order to help voters make a more informed vote.  At our website, FreeVotersGuide.com, you can download this free guide and find all the important information related to the election.  The key dates for the upcoming Constitutional Amendment Election are as follows:

October 24th, 2011 – First Day of Early Voting

November 4th, 2011 – Last Day of Early Voting

November 8th, 2011 – Election Day

Please visit FreeVotersGuide.com and download our Constitutional Amendment Election Voters Guide and share the guide with your family, friends, neighbors, and church.  Amending our state constitution is an important responsibility given to the citizens of Texas, and we encourage everyone to educate themselves on the proposed amendments so that they can cast an informed vote.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THIS IS AN OLD POST.  THERE ARE NO STATEWIDE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS ON THE BALLOT FOR THE NOVEMBER 2010 ELECTION.  FOR CANDIDATE INFORMATION FOR NOVEMBER 2010, GO TO www.freevotersguide.com

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April 2010 Texas Runoff Information and Voters Guide-  www.freevotersguide.com

MARCH 2010 ELECTION INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HEREwww.freevotersguide.com

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THIS IS AN OLD POST-SEE ABOVE FOR MARCH 2010 ELECTION INFORMATION!!!

There are 11 Constitutional Amendments on the ballot this year.

Click here for our free 2009 Texas Constutional Amendment Voter Guide.  http://www.freemarket.org/Img/2009%20Constitutional%20Amendments%20Voter’s%20Guide.pdf

Click here to see the official ballot language.   http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/2009novballotlang.shtml

Click here for detailed analysis of each constitutional amendment by the Texas House Research Organization. http://www.hro.house.state.tx.us/framer2.htm

Early Voting has already begun and ends October 30th.  IF you miss early voting, the final election day is Tuesday, November 3rd.

Every registered voter in Texas can vote for or against these proposed constitutional amendments!!  If these measures pass, the Texas Constitution will be amended to add the new language and can only be changed by a subsequent constitutional amendment that passed the Texas House and Senate and then is placed on the ballot for Texas voters and is approved by a simple majority of those that cast a ballot.

That means there are very close to permanent, if they pass. The typical turnout for a Texas Constitutional Amendment election is between 10-15%.

Send questions to Jonathan Saenz, our Director of Legislative Affairs in Austin at legislative@freemarket.org

Please exercise your right to vote and let your voice be heard!!

One Response to Texas Constitutional Amendment Election Voter Guide!!

  1. Michael L. Maurer, Sr. says:

    Proposition #11 is not true eminent domain reform. Legislators even admit it. Prop.11 permits your Legislators to LEGALLY, w/o any repercussion from the voters… to grant non-governmental utility providers (companies) and common carriers… the power to use eminent domain. Currently these private utility companies have to negotiate with the landowner for the purchase of land or an easement to the land. If Prop. 11 passes, if the Legislature grants your local private utility company eminent domain powers, then that utility would not have to negotiate in good faith… because the entity will have the final say. Legislators removed wording that would’ve required ‘JUST’ compensation paid for land taken. Legislators still exempts the State from paying money upfront when they take land. Legislators replace the words utility provider and common carrier (in HJR14) with the single word ENTITY. Ballot language states ‘CERTAIN economic…’ and CERTAIN does NOT mean ALL. This is just another loophole.
    Prop.10 also applies to appointees, according to the Office of the Sec. of the State. And do we want to give these unelected ESD Board Members 4 long years to levy taxes. I urge voters to say NO to Proposition 11 and Proposition 10.

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