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10 Propositions, 1 Texas Constitution And Your Vote

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Now through Election Day, Tuesday Nov. 5, Texas voters have the chance to approve or deny 10 proposed amendments to the state's Constitution. 

The amendments cover various angles of taxation including an exemption for precious metals and prohibiting a state income tax. 

Voters will also determine if funding for schools and the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas will be increased. Allocation and procurement of funds for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission is also on the ballot.

For a summary and full list of each proposed amendment click here.

How does the amendment process work? How many times has the Texas Constitution been amended? 

Which propositions are the most debated? Historically, how have amendments affected Texans? Which proposed amendment will have the greatest impact on Texans?

Early voting for the Nov. 5 election ends on Friday, Nov. 1. For more information on voting in Bexar County, visit the Elections Department website.

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*This interview was recorded on Tuesday, October 29.

Jan Ross Piedad Sakian is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom.