Election day comes after 1,000 votes in the early vote


Election day for the constitutional amendments The special elections will take place on Tuesday, November 2nd. This will take place after the beginning of the early voting from October 18 to October 29.

According to the Webb County Elections Administration, a total of 1,000 votes were recorded in this year’s election. Of these, 21 were absentee votes and most of the votes were processed in the Laredo Fire Department and the Billy Hall Admin Building with 365 and 226 votes, respectively.

According to the Texas Secretary of State, Proposition 1 would approve charity raffles at rodeo events organized by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association or the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association.

Proposal 2 would allow the counties to finance the expansion of transport or infrastructure in underdeveloped areas of the county. Proposal 3 would prohibit the state, state subdivisions, and local government from suspending or restricting religious services.

When the COVID-19 virus raged through Laredo in 2020, religious services such as mass were encouraged to be suspended or relocated to an online platform.

Proposal 4 includes eligibility for state judges in the Supreme Court, Appeals Court, or Texas Court of Appeals. Candidates must have at least 10 years of legal experience in Texas.

In addition to judicial eligibility, Proposal 5 will give the state commission for judicial contact more powers for candidates competing for judges’ seats. This includes accepting complaints or reports, conducting investigations and referring them, said the Texas Tribune.

In the midst of the pandemic, Proposal 6 will allow residents of nursing homes or assisted living facilities to have a caregiver who cannot be denied visit. As has been seen throughout the pandemic, many who succumbed to the virus in 2020 had to do it on their own, the sixth proposal is that a caregiver may visit them if it passes.

Finally, Proposition 7 and Proposition 8 both include property tax exemptions for survivors and military families.

This would provide the school district tax exemption relative to the homestead of the surviving spouses if they were over 55 years of age for Proposition 7 spouses of a U.S. military man killed or fatally injured while on duty.

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