NOVEMBER 5 2019 Uniform Election 

Constitutional Amendment Order Decided For November 5 Election

https://www.sos.state.tx.us/about/newsreleases/2019/072319.shtml

AUSTIN, TX – Deputy Secretary of State Joe Esparza today drew the ballot order for ten proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution that will appear on the November 5th ballot. In order to appear on the ballot, the proposed amendments must be approved by at least two-thirds of the members of both the Texas Senate and the Texas House of Representatives. After the drawing ceremony, the Deputy Secretary reminded all eligible Texans to register to vote in the November constitutional amendment election.

"The future of Texas is and will always be in the hands of Texans," said Deputy Secretary Esparza. "This fall, voters will have the opportunity to directly impact the Texas Constitution, and I strongly encourage all eligible Texans to register to vote so that they can actively participate in shaping the future of the Lone Star State."

Texans will have the opportunity to approve the following amendments with a majority vote:

Proposition 1 (HJR 72)

“The constitutional amendment permitting a person to hold more than one office as a municipal judge at the same time.”

Proposition 2 (SJR 79)

“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.”

Proposition 3 (HJR 34)

“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.”

Proposition 4 (HJR 38)

“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.”

Proposition 5 (SJR 24)

“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.”

Proposition 6 (HJR 12)

"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."

Proposition 7 (HJR 151)

“The constitutional amendment allowing increased distributions to the available school fund.”

Proposition 8 (HJR 4)

“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.”

Proposition 9 (HJR 95)

“The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation precious metal held in a precious metal depository located in this state.”

Proposition 10 (SJR 32)

“The constitutional amendment to allow the transfer of a law enforcement animal to a qualified caretaker in certain circumstances.”

For more information and resources for voting in Texas, visit VoteTexas.gov.

 

November 5 2019 Uniform Election Dates

These dates are subject to changes from the 2019 legislative session.

Authority Conducting Elections County Elections Officer/Local Political Subdivisions

First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail Tuesday, January 1, 2019*

*First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2019 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.

Deadline to post notice of candidate filing deadline Thursday, June 20, 2019 for local political subdivisions that have a first day to file for their candidates 1

First Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot
(for local political subdivisions ONLY) 1Saturday, July 20, 2019 (“first day” does not move; office hours not required)

Last Day to Order General Election or Election on a Measure Monday, August 19, 2019

Last Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot
(for local political subdivisions ONLY)2Monday, August 19, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
See note below relating to four-year terms 3

Last Day to Register to Vote Monday, October 7, 2019

First Day of Early Voting Monday, October 21, 2019 (17th day before election day falls on a Saturday, first day moves to next business day)

Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
(Received, not Postmarked)Friday, October 25, 2019

Last Day of Early Voting Friday, November 1, 2019

Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail Tuesday, November 5, 2019 (election day) at 7:00 p.m. (unless a late-arriving deadline applies)

1 Under new law, most local entities now have a “first day” to file.

For the few entities who do not have a first day to file: For the May 4, 2019 election, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 is the deadline to post notice of candidate filing deadline for local political subdivisions that do not have a first day to file for their candidates. For the November 5, 2019 election, Monday, July 22, 2019 is the deadline to post notice of candidate filing deadline for local political subdivisions that do not have a first day to file for their candidates. (The 30th day before last day on which candidate may file falls on a Saturday, deadline moves to next business day.)

Local political subdivisions include: cities, school districts, water districts, hospital districts, and any other local government entity that conducts elections. Many of these elections are conducted on the May uniform election date. Note: Counties may also be holding local proposition (measure) elections on May 4, 2019.

2 Filing deadlines: generally, the filing deadline is the 78th day prior to Election Day. The Texas Election Code (the “Code”) may provide a different special election filing deadline. See Section 201.054 of the Code. Write-in deadlines: the deadline for most local (city, school, other) general elections is now the same day as the filing deadline for application for a place on the ballot in a May election or November election. NEW LAW: A declaration of write-in candidacy for special elections must be filed no later than the filing deadline for all candidates. House Bill 2323 (2017). Effective Date: September 1, 2017.

3If no candidate for a four-year term has filed an application for a place on the ballot for a city office, the filing deadline for that office is extended to 5 p.m. of the 57th day before the election. For the May 4, 2019 election, this is Friday, March 8, 2019. For the November 5, 2019 election, this is Monday, September 9, 2019. See Section 143.008 of the Code.

4The county elections officer may be the county clerk, the county tax assessor-collector (if commissioners court transfers election duties to him/her), or the county elections administrator (if commissioners court creates the position).

                                                  May 4, 2019 Municipal Elections

 

Individuals wishing to run for a city, school district, MUD, or other local/municipal entity will need to file with that entity (NOT with a Political Party).  Further detailed info and rules should be obtained from the local entity.  Deadlines (copied from the SOS website, which can be accessed at: https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/2019-important-election-dates.shtml) are as follows:

a.     Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - First Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot (for local political subdivisions ONLY)

              i.      Under new law, most local entities now have a “first day” to file.

             ii.      For the few entities who do not have a first day to file: For the May 4, 2019 election, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 is the deadline to post notice of candidate filing deadline for local political subdivisions that do not have a first day to file for their candidates. For the November 5, 2019 election, Monday, July 22, 2019 is the deadline to post notice of candidate filing deadline for local political subdivisions that do not have a first day to file for their candidates. (The 30th day before last day on which candidate may file falls on a Saturday, deadline moves to next business day.)

              iii.      Local political subdivisions include: cities, school districts, water districts, hospital districts, and any other local government entity that conducts elections. Many of these elections are conducted on the May uniform election date. Note: Counties may also be holding local proposition (measure) elections on May 4, 2019.

 

b.    Friday, February 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. - Last Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot (for local political subdivisions ONLY)

              i.      Filing deadlines: generally, the filing deadline is the 78th day prior to Election Day. The Texas Election Code (the “Code”) may provide a different special election filing deadline. See Section 201.054 of the Code. Write-in deadlines: the deadline for most local (city, school, other) general elections is now the same day as the filing deadline for application for a place on the ballot in a May election or November election. NEW LAW: A declaration of write-in candidacy for special elections must be filed no later than the filing deadline for all candidates. House Bill 2323 (2017). Effective Date: September 1, 2017.          

               ii.      If no candidate for a four-year term has filed an application for a place on the ballot for a city office, the filing deadline for that office is extended to 5 p.m. of the 57th day before the election. For the May 4, 2019 election, this is Friday, March 8, 2019. For the November 5, 2019 election, this is Monday, September 9, 2019. See Section 143.008 of the Code.

 

c.     Friday, February 15, 2019 - Last Day to Order General Election or Election on a Measure

 

d.     Thursday, April 4, 2019 - Last Day to Register to Vote

 

e.     Monday, April 22, 2019 - First Day of Early Voting By Personal Appearance        

 

f.       Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked)

 

g.     Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - Last Day of Early Voting By Personal Appearance        

 

h.    Saturday, May 4, 2019 (election day) at 7:00 p.m.  

        Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail      (unless a late-arriving deadline applies)

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