Voter registration deadline for Nov. election nears

State Rep. offering free guide to 16 constitutional amendments on ballot

From Staff Reports

Oct. 5, 2007 - Those who want to make their opinion count in next month's constitutional amendment elections have until Tuesday to make sure their voter registration is in order.

Tuesday, Oct. 9, is the 28th day before the Nov. 6 election and the last day to register to cast a ballot in the decision on 16 constitutional amendments.

The measures address a variety of issues, including limiting property appraisal increases and other tax issues, property rights, education funding, cancer research, home equity loans and government financing.

Meanwhile, State Rep. Mark Homer is offering constituents a free booklet that contains an informative summary of the proposed amendments.

"The voters of Texas have the final say in amending our state constitution," Rep. Homer said. "I want to give the voters every opportunity to understand the proposed amendments. That way we can make the right decisions for the future of Texas."

The booklet provides a summary of each amendment, along with arguments for and against the amendments. It was prepared by the Texas Legislative Council, a non-partisan legislative agency. 

A copy of the booklet will be mailed to constituents who call his district office in Paris (903-784-0977) or his capitol office in Austin (512-463-0650). Citizens should leave their name, mailing address and phone number should the office need to reach them. Deadline to call for a booklet is Oct. 31. 

Constituents can also e-mail lindsay.taylor@house.state.tx.us to receive a link to an online version of the booklet.

"A change to our state's constitution can last a long time," said Rep. Homer. "That's why it's important for voters know what they're being asked to vote on before they cast their ballot."

State Rep. offering free guide

to 16 constitutional amendments

on ballot

From Staff Reports

Those who want to make their opinion count in next month's constitutional amendment elections have until Tuesday to make sure their voter registration is in order.

Tuesday, Oct. 9, is the 28th day before the Nov. 6 election and the last day to register to cast a ballot in the decision on 16 constitutional amendments.

The measures address a variety of issues, including limiting property appraisal increases and other tax issues, property rights, education funding, cancer research, home equity loans and government financing.

Meanwhile, State Rep. Mark Homer is offering constituents a free booklet

�that contains an informative summary of the proposed amendments.

"The voters of Texas have the final say in amending our state constitution," Rep. Homer said. "I want to give the voters every opportunity to understand the proposed amendments. That way we can make the right decisions for the future of Texas."

The booklet provides a summary of each amendment, along with arguments for and against the amendments. It was prepared by the Texas Legislative Council, a non-partisan legislative agency. 

A copy of the booklet will be mailed to constituents who call his district office in Paris (903-784-0977) or his capitol office in Austin (512-463-0650). Citizens should leave their name, mailing address and phone number should the office need to reach them. Deadline to call for a booklet is Oct. 31. 

Constituents can also e-mail lindsay.taylor@house.state.tx.us to receive a link to an online version of the booklet.

"A change to our state's constitution can last a long time," said Rep. Homer. "That's why it's important for voters know what they're being asked to vote on before they cast their ballot."

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