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Local results differ from statewide tally on Nov. 8 election on amendments

 

LIVINGSTON — County Clerk Schelana Walker presented results of the Nov. 8 Texas Constitutional Amendment referendum to county commissioners at a special meeting held to canvass returns Monday. “A total of 1,724 ballots were cast, representing 4.84 percent of Polk County’s registered voters,” Walker said. According to the Secretary of State’s election division, statewide voter turnout was 5.17 percent. Polk County results only matched the statewide result in four of the 10 races. PROP. 1: Tax exemption for the surviving spouse of a veteran POLK COUNTY: For 1,463 (85.7%) Against 244 (14.29%) TEXAS: For: 216,844 (83.13%) Against: 43,992 (16.86%) PROP. 2. Authorizing the Texas Water Development Board to issue additional bonds not to exceed $6 billion POLK COUNTY: FOR: 765 (45.62%) AGAINST: 912 (54.38%) TEXAS: FOR: 139,296 (53.93%) AGAINST: 118,948 (46.06%) PROP. 3: Issue bonds to finance education loans to students. POLK COUNTY: FOR: 722 (42.50% AGAINST: 977 (57.50%) TEXAS FOR: 145,090 (55.95%) AGAINST: 114,205 (44.04%) PROP 4: Permit county to issue bonds for development POLK COUNTY: FOR: 524 (31.17%) AGAINST: 1,157 (68.83%) TEXAS: FOR: 106.986 (42.03%) AGAINST: 147,414 (57.96%) PROP. 5: Allow the city and county to enter interlocal contracts POLK COUNTY: FOR: 943 (55.93%) AGAINST; 743 (44.07%) TEXAS: FOR: 151,756 (59.97%) AGAINST: 101,287 (40.02%) PROP. 6: General Land Office distribute revenue for public education POLK COUNTY: FOR: 759 (45.34%) AGAINST: 915 (54.66%) TEXAS: FOR: 177,536 (60.19%) AGAINST: 117,378 (39.80%) PROP. 7: Permit El Paso County to create reclamation districts POLK COUNTY FOR: 691 (41.50%) AGAINST: 974 (58.50%) TEXAS FOR: 124,894 (50.22%) AGAINST: 1 2 3 , 7 9 2 (49.77%) PROP. 8: Appraisal for ad valorem tax of land devoted to water stewardship POLK COUNTY FOR: 563 (35.21%) AGAINST: 1,073 (64.79%) TEXAS FOR: 121,710 (48.68%) AGAINST: 128,262 (51.31%) PROP. 9: Authorizing the governor to pardon a person who completed deferred adjudication. POLK COUNTY: FOR: 808 (48.30%) AGAINST: 865 (51.70%) TEXAS: FOR: 147,737 (58.03% AGAINST: 106,815 (41.96%) PROP. 10: Extend the length of an unexpired term which trigger automatic resignation POLK COUNTY FOR: 788 (47.50%) AGAINST: 871 (52.50%) TEXAS: FOR: 144,177 (57.03%) AGAINST: 108,630 (42.96%)

 

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