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Early voting begins Monday; Candidates speaking at Sunday event

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Early voting for eight proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution, three city council positions and a new Bandera ISD School Board trustee begins Monday, October 18.

Hours for early voting are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (October 18, 20-22) from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, October 19, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Local candidates for city council and school board trustee will speak at a Pre-Election Community Meeting at the Lakehills Civic Center, 11225 Park Road 37 in Lakehills on Sunday, October 17, at 4:30 p.m.

Candidates on the ballot for a two-year term on the Bandera City Council are Christine Morse, Jerry Russe, Rebeca Gibson and Robby Pierce. According to election officials, Robbin D. Lynch is currently listed on the sample ballot but will be ineligible because she is moving away.

Candidates for Bandera ISD School Board Trustee Place 3 are Jerry Shrum and Tiffany Kanatani Hayes.

Bo Mansfield is running unopposed for Bandera ISD School Board Trustee Place 4.

Early voting will take place at the Bandera County Election office in the Ray F. Mauer Building at 403 12th Street in Bandera, Lakehills Area Library yat7200 FM 1283 in Lakehills, and the medina Annex of the Bandera County

Courthouse at 161 East Parker Street in Medina.

Sunday’s meeting in Lakehills will also provide more information about the proposed amendments to the Texas State Constitution:

Proposition 1

The constitutional amendment authorizing the professional sports team charitable foundations of organizations sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association or the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association to conduct charitable raffles atrodeo venues.

Proposition 2

The constitutional amendment authorizing a county to finance the development or redevelopment of transportation or infrastructure in unproductive, underdeveloped, or blighted areas in the county.

Proposition 3

The constitutional amendment to prohibit this state or a political subdivision of this state from prohibiting or limiting religious services of religious organizations.

Proposition 4

The constitutional amendment changing the eligibility requirements for a justice of the supreme court, a judge of the court of criminal appeals, a justice of a court of appeals, and a district judge.

Proposition 5 The constitutional amendment providing additional powers to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct with respect to candidates for judicial office.

Proposition 6

The constitutional amendment establishing a right for residents of certain facilities to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visitation.

Proposition 7

The constitutional amendment to allow the surviving spouse of a person who is disabled to receive a limitation on the school district ad valorem taxes on the spouse’s residence homestead if the spouse is 55 years of age or older at the time of the person’s death.

Proposition 8

The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

More information and sample ballots can be found at www.banderacounty.org/departments/ElectionAdministrator.htm.