Jourdanton, Christine election ballots set

Texans to vote on Constitutional Amendments


The ballots are set for the upcoming Nov. 2, 2021, General Election for the cities of Jourdanton and Christine. In addition, Texans will have the opportunity to approve eight Constitutional Amendments.

The last day to register to vote for the November election is Monday, Oct. 4. Early voting will take place Oct. 18-29. Last day to apply for a ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) is Oct. 22 and the last day to receive a ballot by mail is Nov. 2, 2021, at 7 p.m. or Nov. 3, 2021, at 5 p.m. if the carrier envelope is postmarked by 7 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military deadlines apply).

City of Jourdanton

The following candidates are eligible for placement on the official ballot for the City of Jourdanton City Council election and will be printed in the following order on the ballot:

– Veronica Medina

– “Patsy” Patricia J. Elizabeth Tymrak-Daughtrey (incumbent)

– Karen Pesek (incumbent)

– Norma Q. Ortiz

City of Christine

The City of Christine will be holding a general election for three alderman seats for their city council this November. The following names will appear on the ballot as follows:

– David Delgado

– Matthew Jerkins

– Susan Barker Smith

– Patti Bowen

– Daylon Maddox

Constitutional Amendments

Eight proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution will appear on the Nov. 2 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.

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

Proposition 1 (HJR 143): “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 at rodeo venues.”

Proposition 2 (HJR 99): “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 (SJR 27): “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 (SJR 47): “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 (HJR 165): “The constitutional amendment providing additional powers to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct with respect to candidates for judicial office.”

Proposition 6 (SJR 19): “The constitutional amendment establishing a right for residents of certain facilities to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visitation.”

Proposition 7 (HJR 125): “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 (SJR 35): “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.”

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