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November 7, 2017 Texas Constitutional Amendment Election

What's on the ballot? Where can I find more information?

What's on the ballot?

Texas Constitutional Amendment Election

In 2017, the Texas Legislature approved seven proposals to go to all voters in the State of Texas to be considered for inclusion as amendments to the Texas Constitution. These seven proposals cover a wide variety of issues.

A sample ballot with the text of the proposed amendments can be found here.

Dallas County School Board Special Election

Voters who reside in Dallas County will vote on whether the governmental entity that provides bus transportation to some school districts in Dallas County will be continued or disbanded, and whether the collection of the Dallas County school equalization ad valorem tax will be continued or discontinued.

The text of the proposition can be found on page 7 of the sample ballot found here.

City of Dallas Bond Election

Voters who reside in the City of Dallas will vote on several bond items.

The text of the City of Dallas Bond propositions can be found on pages 3-5 of the sample ballot found here.

Collin County

Richardson voters who live in Collin County will vote on the proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution. No county-wide races are on the ballot.

To view a sample ballot (Ballot Style 1), see the Collin County Elections Department website.

Information sources

Texas Constitutional Amendment Election

A VOTERS GUIDE prepared by the League of Women Voters of Texas is available in English and Spanish. It contains the wording of the seven proposed Constitutional Amendments, along with an analysis of each, including arguments for and against each amendment.

Printed copies of this VOTERS GUIDE will be available at locations around town. We will post those locations when the printed guides are available.

An Analysis of Proposed Constitutional Amendments published by the Texas Legislative Council is available on their website (click here).

A Focus Report on the proposed Constitutional Amendments, prepared by the House Research Organization, can be found on their website (click here).

Dallas County School Board Special Election

The League of Women Voters of Dallas has prepared a Pro/con VOTERS GUIDE on the Dallas County Schools Referendum.

City of Dallas Bond Election

The League of Women Voters of Dallas has prepared a Pro/con VOTERS GUIDE on the City of Dallas Bond Election.

VOTE411

Vote411.org

Content from the above VOTERS GUIDEs can also be found on the League of Women Voters VOTE411 website. By typing in your address, you can view a personalized VOTERS GUIDE for issues that will be on your ballot when you go to vote.

Where and when to vote

Dallas County

If you are a registered voter in Dallas County, you may vote in this election. Complete information, including early voting locations, Election Day polling places, and sample ballots is available on the Dallas County Elections Department website.

Collin County

If you are a registered voter in Collin County, you may vote in this election. Complete information, including early voting locations, Election Day polling places, and sample ballots is available on the Collin County Elections Department website.

Important dates

January1First day to apply for ballot by mail
October10Last day to register to vote in this election
October23First day of early voting
October27Last day to apply for ballot by mail
November3Last day of early voting
November7Election Day