Today's election allows voters to weigh in on nine propositions including two that address property tax exemptions for veterans and the spouses of veterans who are killed in active duty.
Proposition 6 proposes the creation of a State Water Implementation Fund, which will be used to fund water projects throughout the state by providing low-interest loans and other forms of assistance to public entities.
Other propositions address reverse mortgage loans, ad valorem taxes as they relate to aircraft parts, vacancies in the governing body of home-rule municipalities and expanding the sanctions that may be assesses against a judge or justice following a formal proceeding instituted by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.
Voting precinct maps, a sample ballot and information on the nine proposed constitutional amendments are available at the Johnson County Elections Office website at www.JohnsonCountyElections.com.
Voters also are reminded that a new state law is now in effect requiring voters to show photo ID when they cast ballots.
The only acceptable photo IDs are a valid Texas driver’s license, a personal identification card issued by the state, a Texas concealed handgun license, an Election Identification Certificate, a U.S. passport, a military identification card or a citizenship certificate or naturalization certificate with a photograph. Student IDs are not accepted.
Individuals without another accepted form of photo ID can get a free Election Identification Certificate through any Texas Department of Public Safety office. Visit the Texas Secretary of State’s website for more information.
Election Day locations
Polls are open until 7 p.m.
The following is a list of polling locations:
• Precincts 1 and 32: Reece Prairie Baptist Church, 9705 CR 1016, Burleson.
• Precincts 2, 5 and 31: NorthPointe FBC of Joshua, 2450 S.W. Wilshire Blvd., Burleson.
• Precincts 3, 4 and 34: Johnson County Sub-Courthouse Burleson, 247 Elk Drive, Burleson.
• Precincts 6 and 15: Bono Baptist Church, 6349 Bono Road, Godley.