FreeVotersGuide.com Has Launched – Vote Informed!

April 16, 2012

Would you hire an employee without first looking at their resume? Of course not. So why would you vote for a candidate without first knowing where they stand on the issues?  Texas values faith, family, and freedom, and Texans deserve to know where candidates stand on these important issues.

At the new FreeVotersGuide.com you can register to vote, look up your friends and family to see if they are registered to vote and then invite them to register, and sign up for the Texas Primary Voters Guide coming in early May.  Don’t forget the Texas Primary Election date is May 29th and the last day to register to vote is April 30th.

Some of the exciting updates coming to the 2012 Free Voters Guide include:

  • Interactive Voters Guide with information specific to your address
  • Our comprehensive candidate questionnaire
  • Access to voting record, campaign contribution, and other important candidate information
Check out the new video for FreeVotersGuide.com and please share the website and video with your friends!


Voters Guide Update – Candidate Questionnaires Going out Today!

March 15, 2012

Now that the Texas Primary Election date has finally been set for May 29, 2012 and the filling deadline has passed, our questionnaires are now ready to be sent to the candidates.  This year we are joining forces with Heritage Alliance, American Family Association, and Texas Eagle Forum in sending out one joint questionnaire to candidates.  These invitations will be going out via email to the campaigns and will ask that the candidates log in and fill out the questionnaire electronically.  The email invitations will start going out today.

If you are a candidate in the Texas Republican Primary for State House, State Senate, U.S. House, U.S. Senate, State Board of Education, Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals, or any other statewide office and do not receive an email invitation by the end of today, that likely means we do not have contact information for your campaign. If you do not receive an invitation today please contact, as soon as possible, Joni Boggs at jboggs@heritagealliance.com and provide her with an email address for the campaign so that we can send an invitation. The questionnaires must be filled out online.

Our 2012 Voters Guide will be distributed exclusively though our updated freevotersguide.com website. On freevotersguide.com, you will be able to access a personalized guide based on your address, and in addition to our comprehensive candidate questionnaire, you will find important information on candidates’ voting records, and have access to important voter registration and get-out-the-vote tools.   Be sure to visit freevotersguide.com and provide us your email address today to join our voters guide team to be kept up to date on when the voters guide will be released.

Texans deserve to know where candidates stand on important issues – so don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of the most widely distributed Voters Guide in the state!


What’s On the Ballot? Texas Nov. 8 Constitutional Amendment Election Voters Guide

October 11, 2011

Today is the last day for Texans to register to vote for the Nov. 8 Constitutional Amendment Election.  Don’t forget that early voting starts in less than 2 weeks on October 24th. Here is a summary and the ballot language for the 10 proposed amendments that will be on the ballot. For a full rundown of the pros and cons of all 10 amendments, be sure to download a copy of our Constitutional Amendment Election Voters Guide.

Prop 1 (SJR 14)

Summary: Allows surviving spouse of disabled veteran to receive property tax exemption on residential homestead.

Ballot Language: “The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.”

Prop 2 (SJR 4)

Summary: Gives permanent bonding authority to Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to issue additional general obligation bonds.

Ballot Language: “The constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board in an amount not to exceed $6 billion at any time outstanding.”

Prop 3 (SJR 50)

Summary: Gives permanent bonding authority to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to issue general obligation bonds to finance low-interest students loans.

Ballot Language: “The constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds of the State of Texas to finance educational loans to students.”

Prop 4 (HJR 63)

Summary: Gives authority to counties to participate in certain tax increment financing or reinvestment zones.

Ballot Language: “The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit a county to issue bonds or notes to finance the development or redevelopment of an unproductive, underdeveloped, or blighted area and to pledge for repayment of the bonds or notes increases in ad valorem taxes imposed by the county on property in the area.  The amendment does not provide authority for increasing ad valorem tax rates.”

Prop 5 (SJR 26)

Summary: Allows interlocal contracts by cities and counties without a tax or a sinking fund.

Ballot Language: “The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to allow cities or counties to enter into interlocal contracts with other cities or counties without the imposition of a tax or the provision of a sinking fund.”

Prop 6 (HJR 109)

Summary: Gives greater authority to the School Land Board (SLB) to distribute funds from Permanent School Fund (PSF) to Available School Fund (ASF).

Ballot Language: “The constitutional amendment clarifying references to the permanent school fund, allowing the General Land Office to distribute revenue from permanent school fund land or other properties to the available school fund to provide additional funding for public education, and providing for an increase in the market value of the permanent school fund for the purpose of allowing increased distributions from the available school fund.”

Prop 7 (SJR 28)

Summary: Authorizes El Paso County districts to issue bonds supported by property taxes for parks and recreational facilities.

Ballot Language: “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.”

Prop 8 (SJR 16)

Summary: Provides for taxation of open-space land devoted to water stewardship based on its productive capacity.

Ballot Language: “The constitutional amendment providing for the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water-stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity.”

Prop 9 (SJR 9)

Summary: Allows a pardon by the governor after successful deferred adjudication community supervision.

Ballot Language: “The constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to grant a pardon to a person who successfully completes a term of deferred adjudication community supervision.”

Prop 10 (SJR 37)

Summary: Lengthens period before county or district officials must resign to run for other office from one year to one year and 30 days.

Ballot Language: “The constitutional amendment to change the length of the unexpired term that causes the automatic resignation of certain elected county or district officeholders if they become candidates for another office.

See a sample ballot.


Today is Election Day! Go Vote!

November 2, 2010

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Texas Voters Guide Online NOW!!

October 4, 2010

  TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE FOR THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS!!

WE HAVE A WEBSITE SET UP FOR ALL YOUR VOTING AND CANDIDATE QUESTIONS!!

We Have Answers from the Candidates on all the HARD QUESTIONS!!

CLICK HERE!!  www.freevotersguide.com

Our Voters Guide is nonpartisan, and legal to pass out/place in churches.

You can also pick up our free, nonpartisan Voters Guide in person at our Austin Office, 900 Congress, Suite 220.  Call us before you come by, at 512-478-2220.


Texas Election Day is Today!! Texas Voters Guide-Vote Today!! Celebrate Texas Independence Day! Go Vote!!

March 2, 2010

Today, March 2nd is Texas Independence Day.  Declare your independence and freedom by going to the polls to vote!!!

You have no excuse, our comprehensive Voters Guide is below. 

All your information on elections, candidate, propositions on God, Abortion, and Taxes can be found here.

www.freevotersguide.com

Also, the Republican Primary ballot will have 5 Propositions on the ballot.  The Democratic Party primary ballot does not have any propositions.

The Republican Party Primary ballot has the following propositions: Click here of see below. Republican Ballot propositions

Ballot Proposition #1: Photo ID-The Texas legislature should make it a priority to protect the integrity of our election process by enacting legislation that requires voters to provide valid photo identification in order to cast a ballot in any and all elections conducted in the State of Texas.  YES OR NO

 Ballot Proposition #2: Controlling Government Growth-Every government body in Texas should be required to limit any annual increase in its budget andspending to the combined increase of population and inflation unless it first gets voter approval to exceed the allowed annual growth or in the case of an official emergency.  YES OR NO

 Ballot Proposition #3: Cutting Federal Income Taxes-In addition to aggressively eliminating irresponsible federal spending, Congress should empowerAmerican citizens to stimulate the economy by Congress cutting federal income taxes for all federaltaxpayers, rather than spending hundreds of billions of dollars on so-called “federal economic stimulus”.  YES OR NO

 Ballot Proposition #4: Public Acknowledgement of God-The use of the word “God”, prayers, and the Ten Commandments should be allowed at public gatherings and public educational institutions, as well as be permitted on government buildings and propoerty.  YES OR NO

 Ballot Proposition #5: Sonograms-The Texas Legislature should enact legislation requiring a sonogram to be performed and shown to each mother about to undergo a medically unnecessary, elective abortion.  YES OR NO


Texas-What’s On The Ballot, 2011? Candidates-Views on Taxes, Abortion, Marriage, Immigration

February 9, 2010

For a Voters Guide for the Nov. 8, 2011 Texas Constitutional Amendments, click here.  http://www.texaslegislativeupdate.wordpress.com

The November 2010 elections are over and as a result of the huge victories by Conservatives in the Texas House, there is now an opportunity to choose a true conservative Texas Speaker of the House, instead of moderate Republican, Joe Straus, who now sits as the Texas Speaker.  Learn more about this issue here. https://texaslegislativeupdate.wordpress.com/?s=texas+speaker

The vote for the next Texas Speaker of the House will happen on January 11, 2011, at the latest. Act now!

Sign the letter for a conservative Texas Speaker at www.conservativespeakermandate.com

General Election Day is Tuesday, November 2nd.  Get Your Free Voters Guide Today at www.freevotersguide.com

CHECK BACK TONIGHT FOR ELECTION RESULTS!!  CLICK HERE!!

Want a “hard copy” today?  Come by our Austin office and pick some up to share with others!  We have thousands of them at our office on 900 Congress. Get your 2010 Texas Voters Guide at our Austin Office, 900 Congress, Suite #220, or call at 512-478-2220 or email us at legislative@libertyinstitute.org

Or go to www.freevotersguide.com

Find your polling place here.  https://team1.sos.state.tx.us/voterws/viw/faces/SearchSelectionPolling.jsp

Do you like our Voters Guide?  Click here to get future updates and free resources.   http://capwiz.com/libertyinstitute/mlm/signup/

This guide is FREE but it costs thousands of dollars for us to put together, produce.  You can donate to this resource by clicking here.

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THE INFORMATION BELOW IS FROM MARCH 2010 REPUBLICAN PARTY PRIMARY BALLOT.  THERE ARE NO STATEWIDE PROPOSITIONS ON THE NOVEMBER 2010 BALLOT.  THERE MAY BE LOCAL PROPOSITIONS IN YOUR AREA.  CHECK WITH YOUR COUNTY FOR SUCH INFORMATION.

We have been receiving questions on this so we have this list here so people will know that the propositions that some people are asking about, are the one’s below and they are from an old election, not the Nov. 2010 election.

Ballot Proposition #1: Photo ID-The Texas legislature should make it a priority to protect the integrity of our election process by enacting legislation that requires voters to provide valid photo identification in order to cast a ballot in any and all elections conducted in the State of Texas.  YES OR NO

Ballot Proposition #2: Controlling Government Growth-Every government body in Texas should be required to limit any annual increase in its budget andspending to the combined increase of population and inflation unless it first gets voter approval to exceed the allowed annual growth or in the case of an official emergency.  YES OR NO

Ballot Proposition #3: Cutting Federal Income Taxes-In addition to aggressively eliminating irresponsible federal spending, Congress should empowerAmerican citizens to stimulate the economy by Congress cutting federal income taxes for all federaltaxpayers, rather than spending hundreds of billions of dollars on so-called “federal economic stimulus”.  YES OR NO

Ballot Proposition #4: Public Acknowledgement of God-The use of the word “God”, prayers, and the Ten Commandments should be allowed at public gatherings and public educational institutions, as well as be permitted on government buildings and propoerty.  YES OR NO

 Ballot Proposition #5: Sonograms-The Texas Legislature should enact legislation requiring a sonogram to be performed and shown to each mother about to undergo a medically unnecessary, elective abortion.  YES OR NO


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