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2014-09-11

Info for Texas mid-term election

Special to the Courier

Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry recently announced that a proposed amendment to the Texas Constitution, related to transportation, would appear on the Tuesday, Nov. 4 ballot as Proposition 1.
As worded on the ballot, Proposition 1 provides for the use and dedication of certain money transferred to the state highway fund to assist in the completion of transportation construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation projects - not to include toll roads. The enabling legislation for the constitutional amendment (SJR 1) was approved during the 83rd Legislature's third special session.
"I want to ensure that Texas voters are prepared and aware of what will be on the ballot this November," Berry said. "Constitutional amendments are not usually on even-year ballots, but this election is an exception."
Additionally, the last day to register to vote for the Nov. 4 statewide election is Oct. 6. Early voting begins on Monday, Oct. 20, and runs through Friday, Oct. 31.
Berry also encouraged Texans to check now to ensure they have the required photo ID if they plan to vote in person. To cast a ballot in person, registered voters must present one of the following approved forms of photo ID:
• Texas Driver License - issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS)
• Texas Personal Identification Card - issued by DPS
• Texas Concealed Handgun License - issued by DPS
• United States Military Identification card containing the person's photograph
• United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person's photograph
• United States Passport - issued by the US Government
• EIC (Election Identification Certificate) - issued by DPS at no charge