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Young County sees increase in turnout during 2019 amendment election

Young County saw three times the number of voters in the Constitutional Amendment Election Tuesday compared with the last election in 2017.

Young County had no local elections on the ballot, but had the 10 ballot measures approved in the 86th Legislative Session.

The cumulative unofficial reports released by Young County Elections Administrator, Lauren Sullivan, and updated on the Texas Secretary of State election results website (as of Wednesday afternoon), showed a total of 2,244 voters, or 19.3% of the 11,645 registered voters, voted in the county. In 2017, the Constitutional Amendment Election had a total of 770 votes, or 6.6% of the 11,652 registered voters at the time who voted in the election.

The county had low voter turnout throughout the two weeks of early voting held at two locations in the county from Monday, Oct. 1 through Friday, Nov. 1. A total of 25 voters had voted early in the election on the first day of early voting, according to Sullivan.

State of Texas
Proposition 1

Local Results
Yes - 701
No - 1,543
Statewide Results
Yes - 681,139
No - 1,289,626
“The constitutional amendment permitting a person to hold more than one office as a municipal judge at the same time.”

State of Texas
Proposition 2

Local Results
Yes - 1,315
No - 908
Statewide Results
Yes - 1,285,397
No - 673,306
“The constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board in an amount not to exceed $200 million to provide financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas.”

State of Texas
Proposition 3

Local Results
Yes - 1,914
No - 326
Statewide Results
Yes - 1,667,110
No - 292,031
“The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster.”

State of Texas
Proposition 4

Local Results
Yes - 1,994
No - 282
Statewide Results
Yes - 1,467,994
No - 504,848
“The constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax, including a tax on an individual’s share of partnership and unincorporated association income.”

State of Texas
Proposition 5

Local Results
Yes - 1,979
No - 267
Statewide Results
Yes - 1,732,331
No - 236,251
“The constitutional amendment dedicating the revenue received from the existing state sales and use taxes that are imposed on sporting goods to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission to protect Texas’ natural areas, water quality, and history by acquiring, managing, and improving state and local parks and historic sites while not increasing the rate of the state sales and use taxes.”

State of Texas
Proposition 6

Local Results
Yes - 1,281
No - 936
Statewide Results
Yes - 1,250,089
No - 703,157
“The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to increase by $3 billion the maximum bond amount authorized for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.”

State of Texas
Proposition 7

Local Results
Yes - 1,532
No - 692
Statewide Results
Yes - 1,449,333
No - 506,142
“The constitutional amendment allowing increased distributions to the available school fund.”

State of Texas
Proposition 8

Local Results
Yes - 1,525
No - 704
Statewide Results
Yes - 1,527,394
No - 435,184
“The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the flood infrastructure fund to assist in the financing of drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects.”

State of Texas
Proposition 9

Local Results
Yes - 1,213
No - 932
Statewide Results
Yes - 977,272
No - 916,513
“The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation precious metal held in a precious metal depository located in this state.”

State of Texas
Proposition 10

Local Results
Yes - 2,146
No - 98
Statewide Results
Yes - 1,845,766
No - 123,032
“The constitutional amendment to allow the transfer of a law enforcement animal to a qualified caretaker in certain circumstances.”

For the full story, see the Saturday, Nov. 9 edition of The Graham Leader.

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