Early voting begins Monday | Wylie News


The early vote for the November 2 Wylie Municipal Bond and the Texas Constitution Election runs October 18-29.

Nearby early voting locations for residents of Dallas County include Sachse Town Hall, Rowlett Town Hall, and Dallas College Garland Center, formerly Richland College.

Voters in Collin County can vote at the Wylie Senior Recreation Center and Collin College Wylie Campus. Rockwall voters can vote at the Rockwall County Library and in the Town Halls of Fate, Heath and Royse City.

Early voting hours in Collin County are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18 to 22, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on October 23, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on October 24, and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. October 25. 29. In Dallas County, early voting takes place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. October 18-23, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on October 24, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. October 25-27, and 7:00 a.m. at 7 p.m. on October 28 and 29. Early voting in Rockwall County takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 18 to 20, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on October 21 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 22 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 23 11 a.m. to 2 on October 24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 25 to 27, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on October 28 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 29. The only place to vote at the advance poll on October 24 in Rockwall is the County Library. .

Election day is November 2.

Wylie voters will be asked to vote on three bond proposals:

Prop A, $ 35.1 million, which involves the expansion and reconstruction of McMillen Drive, Park Boulevard and South Ballard Ave./Sachse Road.

Prop B, $ 10 million, which calls for repair / replacement of city-wide streets and alleys.

Prop C, $ 5 million, which calls for improvements to the historic downtown Wylie district.

In the constitutional amendment election, voters are asked to vote on eight proposals.

Proposal 1 (HJR 143) expands the circumstances under which the charitable organization of a professional sports team can organize raffles to raise funds for charitable purposes of the foundation, particularly at rodeo venues.

Proposal 2 (HJR 99) would allow a county to issue bonds or notes to finance the development or redevelopment of unproductive, underdeveloped or dilapidated areas in the county. The amendment would also commit to the repayment of bonds or increases in land tax revenue notes imposed on property in the region. The Texas Constitution gives the legislature the power to authorize an incorporated city or town these bonds or notes, but does not allow the legislature to grant the same power to counties.

In addition, the amendment prohibits counties from allocating more than 65% of increases in property tax revenue each year to repay the bond. A county cannot use the proceeds of the bond or the notes to finance the construction, operation, maintenance or acquisition of the right-of-way of a toll road.

Proposition 3 (SJR 27) would prohibit the state or any political subdivision from making, adopting or publishing any law, decree, proclamation, decision or rule that prohibits or restricts religious services.

Eligibility changes for a Supreme Court judge, a criminal appeal court judge, an appeal court judge and a district judge would be adopted under Proposition 4 (SJR 47).

The proposal requires applicants to be residents of Texas as well as citizens of the United States. It would also require 10 years of experience in Texas as a practicing attorney or judge in a state or county court.

District judge candidates will need to have eight years of experience practicing law in Texas.

Finally, the amendment would disqualify applicants if their license to practice law was revoked or suspended during experience requirements.

Proposition 5 (HJR 165) authorizes the State of Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct to accept and investigate complaints and reports against candidates for judicial office in the state.

Under Proposition 6 (SJR 19), residents of state-subsidized care institutions, assisted-living facilities or nursing homes have the right to designate an essential caregiver who cannot be barred from visiting the hospital. resident. The amendment would also authorize the legislature to provide guidelines for these facilities to follow in establishing policies and procedures for visiting essential caregivers.

Proposition 7 (HJR 125) would allow the legislature to extend the family school district property tax limit for surviving spouses of persons with disabilities as long as the spouse is 55 years of age at the time of the person’s death and resides in the home. House.

Proposition 8 (SJR 35) would authorize the legislator to exempt the surviving spouse of a member of the United States armed forces killed or fatally injured in the performance of his duties from ad valorem taxation on all or part of the market value of the property. family residence. The Texas Constitution currently provides an exemption for the surviving spouse of a member of the military who is killed in action, but does not include service members who die in service due to non-combat injuries.

Voters can vote at any polling station in the county in which they are registered.

Editor-in-chief Don Munsch contributed to this story.

By Dustin Butler [email protected]


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