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Sample Ballot Language

Below you will find the language that may appear on your November ballot. Please note that not all of these measures will necessarily be on your ballot. The cities of Kemah, Clear Lake Shores, and League City have propositions that will only appear on their specific ballot styles. Texas City ISD also has a proposition while Galveston ISD has an election for a trustee position. Consequently, depending upon where you are registered to vote, you may, or may not, see some of the following language on your ballot.

Constitutional Amendments | League City | City of Clear Lake Shores | City of Kemah | Texas City ISD | Galveston ISD
Spanish Language Version

Constitutional Amendments:


"The constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption
from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $15,000 to $25,000, providing for a
reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, authorizing the legislature to prohibit a political subdivision that has adopted an optional residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation from reducing the amount of or
repealing the exemption, and prohibiting the enactment of a law that imposes a transfer tax on a transaction that conveys fee simple title to real property."


"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 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a
residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect."


"The constitutional amendment repealing the requirement that state officers elected by voters statewide reside in the state capital."


"The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles."

"The constitutional amendment to authorize counties with a population of 7,500 or less to perform private road construction and maintenance."

"The constitutional amendment recognizing the right of the people to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife subject to laws that promote wildlife conservation."


"The constitutional amendment dedicating certain sales and use tax revenue and motor vehicle
sales, use, and rental tax revenue to the state highway fund to provide funding for nontolled roads and the reduction of certain transportation-related debt."

Go to the Texas Legislative Council's Analysis of the Constitutional Amendments

City of League City Election:


Authorizing the creation of the League City Municipal Development District and the imposition of a sales and use tax at the rate of one-fourth (1/4) of one percent for the purpose of financing development projects beneficial to the district.

City of Clear Lake Shores:


A Proposition to re-authorize a one-fourth of one percent (1/4%) sales and use tax pursuant to Chapter 327 of the Texas Tax Code to continue to provide revenue for the maintenance and repair of municipal streets.

City of Kemah:


The Reauthorization of and continued participation in the Kemah Intermodal Transportation/Parking Terminal Transportation Center also known as the Kemah Transportation Center

Texas City ISD:


Approving the ad valorem tax rate of $1.4298 per $100 valuation in Texas City Independent School District for the current year, a rate that is $0.13 higher per $100 valuation than the school district rollback tax rate.

Galveston ISD

Single Member Trustee District 3-C

Mary Cazares
Julia C. Hatcher