Tomorrow (Tuesday) is Election Day across the state. For those who have not yet voted, the League of Women Voters has created a Constitutional Amendment Election Voters Guide which explains each amendment, provides arguments for and against each and a short video about each. For communities with a local League, the www.VOTE411.org website gives voters the opportunity to view local races and create a personalized ballot they can print to take to the polls.
We will have live results and analysis beginning at 7 p.m. CST at https://txelects.com/live/ and continuing through the evening. We’ll be focusing on:
- 10 constitutional amendments
- HD28, HD100 and HD148 special elections
- Houston mayoral and council elections
- Mayoral races in Bryan, College Station, Mesquite, Midland and Weslaco; and
- El Paso council special election
We will also report on other local races through the evening. If there is a particular race of interest to you, please let us know by emailing us at [email protected].
Voters have rejected only five constitutional amendments in odd-numbered years since 2001 while approving 107 others (96% success rate). Since 1979, voters have approved 258 constitutional amendments and rejected 38 (87% success rate). Voters last voted down a constitutional amendment in 2011, when three were rejected.
Meanwhile, the 2020 general election is exactly one year away. Filing for offices on that ballot begins Saturday.
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