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Texas voters approve eight constitutional amendments

A voter heads to a polling site at Faith Presbyterian Church in the Travis Heights neighborhood of Austin on Election Day.
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A voter heads to a polling site at Faith Presbyterian Church in the Travis Heights neighborhood of Austin on Election Day.

Texans approved eight constitutional amendments this Nov. 2 election. They weighed in on everything from raffles at rodeos to government's ability to limit religious services.

The preliminary results below are from 11:45 p.m. Tuesday when 83% of polling locations were reporting.

For the most up-to-date results, visit the Texas Secretary of State website.

State of Texas Proposition 1

"The constitutional amendment authorizing the professional sports team charitable foundations of organizations sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) or the Women's Professional Rodeo Association to conduct charitable raffles at rodeo venues."

State of Texas Proposition 2

"The constitutional amendment authorizing a county to finance the development or redevelopment of transportation or infrastructure in unproductive, underdeveloped, or blighted areas in the county.”

State of Texas Proposition 3

"The constitutional amendment to prohibit this state or a political subdivision of this state from prohibiting or limiting religious services of religious organizations."

State of Texas Proposition 4

"The constitutional amendment changing the eligibility requirements for 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."

State of Texas Proposition 5
"The constitutional amendment providing additional powers to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct with respect to candidates for judicial office."

State of Texas Proposition 6

"The constitutional amendment establishing a right for residents of certain facilities to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visitation."

State of Texas Proposition 7
“The constitutional amendment to allow the surviving spouse of a person who is disabled to receive a limitation on the school district ad valorem taxes on the spouse’s residence homestead if the spouse is 55 years of age or older at the time of the person’s death.”

State of Texas Proposition 8

"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 member of the armed services of the United States who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty."


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