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Voters to See Proposed Changes to Texas’ Constitution in Ballot

3 years 1 month 1 week ago Tuesday, October 24 2017 Oct 24, 2017 October 24, 2017 4:02 PM October 24, 2017 in News

WESLACO – Early voting for the Nov. 7th election is underway and Texans are being asked to approve seven amendments to the state’s constitution.

Any changes to the Texas Constitution must be approved by residents.

“What happens is every legislative session, which is every other year – odd number years – our legislators will meet and then there will be some laws that go to the governor’s desk and then some laws, you know, different ways that they go through the House and the Congress, the congressional process,” Hidalgo County Elections Administrator Yvonne Ramon said.

One amendment on the ballot would allow Texas lawmakers to require any surviving spouse of a first responder killed in the line of duty receive benefits.

You can visit VoteTexas.gov for more information on the amendments

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