Early Voting for the November Special Election ends this Friday, Oct. 29, to vote for Jourdanton City Council members, Christine City Council members and Jourdanton ISD District 5 trustee.
While this election year is specific to city council and school board elections, all registered voters in Texas are encouraged to get out to the polls and vote either FOR or AGAINST the eight Constitutional Amendments on the November ballot.
A breakdown of total Early Voting votes through Oct. 28 are:
– Constitutional Amendments: 475
– Jourdanton City Council: 100
– Christine City Council: 15
– Jourdanton ISD District 5: 26
According to the Atascosa County Elections Office, there are 2,484 registered voters in the City of Jourdanton, 238 registered voters in the City of Christine and 583 registered voters in Jourdanton ISD District 5. This means that less than 1% of registered votes in the county have come out to vote in the November 2021 Special Election. Get out to the polls, Atascosa County, and let your voice be heard.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 2. Please see accompanying graphics for Early Voting and Election Day voting locations.
Candidates in the running are:
• Jourdanton City Council: “Patsy” Patricia J. Elizabeth Tymrak-Daughtrey (incumbent), Karen Pesek (incumbent), Veronica Medina and Norma Q. Ortiz
• Christine City Council: David Delgado, Matthew Jerkins, Susan Barker Smith, Patti Bowen and Daylon Maddox
• Jourdanton ISD District 5 trustee: Greg Vyvlecka (incumbent) and Jennifer Iruegas
See the Oct. 20 issue of the Pleasanton Express for a Voters’ Information Guide with information regarding each candidate.
There are eight Constitutional Amendments on the November ballot that must be approved with a majority vote by Texans. The amendments are as follows:
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.”