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Bowie County has made it easy, so please, Texarkana, vote in Tuesday's election

Texarkana, Texas and Bowie County will vote on several state initiatives on Tuesday, Nov. 5, with a state income tax vote and a local property tax increase on the table.

The most high profile state issue on the ballot is a provision that seeks a public endorsement of a provision to add an amendment to the state's constitution banning the state of Texas from imposing a state income tax on individuals.

A sample ballot can be viewed by clicking here.

Bowie County has done an excellent job and made it easy to vote tomorrow, so let your friends and neighbors know about this important election. Polling places are listed below.

What's on the ballot?

Proposition 1 (Municipal)  
Allows persons to serve as more than one appointed or elected municipal judge
Proposition 2 (Bonds)
Allows the Texas Water Development Board to issue up to $200 million in bonds
Proposition 3 (Taxes)
Authorizes temporary property tax exemption for disaster areas   

Proposition 4 (Taxes)     
Prohibits the state from levying an income tax on individuals   

Proposition 5 (Budgets)
Dedicates revenue from the sales tax on sporting goods to parks, wildlife, and historical agencies
Proposition 6  (Bonds)
Authorizes the legislature to increase bonds for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute   

Proposition 7 (Budgets)
Increases distributions to the state school fund   

Proposition 8 (Budgets) 
Creates a Flood Infrastructure Fund   

Proposition 9 (Taxes) 
Authorizes property tax exemption for precious metals held in depositories

Proposition 10 (Animals)
Allows for transfer of law enforcement animals to handlers or others if in animal's best interest

Local Proposition (Taxes) Bowie County Precints 9, 12, 16 and 17
Emergency Services District #1 Authorizing an increase in the tax rate upon the taxable property in the District from $0.03 per $100 of assessed value to a maximim of $0.10 per $100 of assessed valuation.
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