Constitutional Election 2021

The State of Texas holds a Constitutional Election in November of odd-years. These are necessary because there is no process for citizen initiated amendments; the only way to change the state Constitution is through statewide voting on proposed amendments added by the state Legislature.

This year’s Constitutional Election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, with Early Voting starting on October 18. Below is a listing of the proposed amendments as reflected on the Texas Secretary of State website. Additional amendment information is linked courtesy of Ballotpedia.com. Sample ballot.

Key Election Dates:Last Day to Register to Vote (Postmarked): MondayOctober 4, 2021Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received): FridayOctober 22, 2021. Early Voting: Monday, October 18, 2021 – Friday, October 29, 2021. Election Day: Tuesday, November 2, 2021

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.”
More Info (Ballotpedia.org)

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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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Proposition 5 (HJR 165)
“The constitutional amendment providing additional powers to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct with respect to candidates for judicial office.”
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Proposition 6 (SJR 19)
“The constitutional amendment establishing a right for residents of certain facilities to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visitation.”
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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.”
More Info (Ballotpedia.org)

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.”
More Info (Ballotpedia.org)

See the LWV Texas explanation of each Proposition here: https://lwvtexas.org/

Recommendations from the Collin County Democratic Party regarding Constitutional Amendment Election.