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Monday, October 24, 2011

Reminder: Early Voting for "Constitutional Amendment Election" Starts Today

Insider's Report Vol. 8, No. 16

Texans will soon have the opportunity to vote on ten proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution. I encourage you to exercise your right to vote during the upcoming Constitutional Amendment Election on November 8. You can also cast your vote during the early voting period, which starts today (October 24), through November 4.

The proposed constitutional amendments that you will find on your ballot affect all Texans, particularly with respect to public education funding, water projects, higher education financial aid, veterans' property taxes, and local redevelopment. As such, I strongly encourage you to closely consider the arguments "for" and "against" each proposition before visiting the polls.

To assist you in forming your opinion, you may wish to reference the constitutional amendment election summary compiled by the Texas Legislative Council, a nonpartisan research group, by clicking here: Analyses of Proposed Constitutional Amendments.

For more information regarding early voting poll locations, please click here to visit the Brazoria County Clerk's Elections website. You can also click here to find your voting location on the day of the election (November 8). For additional information on the "Who, When, Where, How, and What" of voting in Texas, I encourage you to visit the Texas Secretary of State's official election website at www.votexas.org.

Regardless of the direction you choose to cast your votes in the constitutional amendment election, it is crucial that your consideration be based on facts rather than falsehoods. This is where my office can be of assistance to you. My staff and I stand ready to provide you with the factual information you need to weigh all sides of every issue that will come before you on the November ballot. As always, please do not hesitate to call on us.