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Local, not statewide issues on the May 9 ballot
Houston County Courier - March 2009
AUSTIN — While Texans will go to the polls on May 9 to decide many local issues, there are no statewide propositions on the ballot that day, according to Secretary of State Hope Andrade.
On a local level the only proposition on the May 9 ballot is in the city of Lovelady where voters will consider a sales tax measure to fund street maintenance.
Rumors, fueled by an e-mail circulating around the state, of a constitutional amendment on the ballot regarding the homestead tax are not accurate, Andrade said.
“Our office has been contacted by many citizens that received or heard of the e-mail,” said Andrade.
“We want to make sure people have correct information and are prepared to vote on the issues before them. Many cities, school districts and other local entities will be holding important elections, but there are no statewide constitutional amendments on the May 9 ballot.”
The deadline to register to vote in the May election is Thursday, April 9.
Individuals who need to register to vote may obtain an application from several county offices, many post offices, libraries, or from the Secretary of State’s voter information website: www.VOTEXAS.org.