Early voting report is in

The early voting report from the Burnet County Elections Office, just in did not look promising for supporters of the $3 million for road improvements in Granite Shoals.

Of 152 early voters, it was 47.71 percent to reaffirm the bonds and 53.29 percent against.

In Horseshoe Bay, all 12 who voted for Proposition 1(reauthorization of a local sales and use tax at the rate of one-fourthof one percent to provide revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets) supported it. The candidate count was Reagan Lambert, 11 votes;  Cynthia Clinesmith, 8 votes and Dennis R. Hoover, one vote. When all Burnet and Llano county votes are in, the top two vote getters will take council seats.

Mayor Steve Jordan, unopposed, logged 10 votes.

In Constitutional Amendment voting the early voting results were:
Proposition 1 (exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran):  432 votes or 80.15 percent for and 107, or 19.85 percent against.
Proposition 2 (a lower amount for expenses that can be charged to a borrower and  removing certain financing expense limitations for a home equity loan, establishing certain authorized lenders to make a home equity loan, changing certain options for the refinancing of home equity loans, changing the threshold for an advance of a home equity line of credit, and allowing home equity loans on agricultural homesteads): no votes against were registered and the 539 votes in favor amounted to 98 percent of all the 536 early votes.
Proposition 3 (limiting the service of certain officeholders appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate after the expiration of the person's term of office): no votes against were registered and the 450 votes in favor amounted to 83.8 percent of the votes cast.
Proposition 4 (to require a court to provide notice to the attorney general of a challenge to the constitutionality of a state statute and authorizing the legislature to prescribe a waiting period before the court may enter a judgment holding the statute unconstitutional) held more interest for voters: 450 votes, or 83.8 percent, for the amendment and 189 votes, or 36.14 percent against.
Proposition 5 (regarding professional sports team charitable foundations conducting charitable raffles) was falling short in early voting with 246 votes, or 47.9 percent, “for” and 272 votes, or 52.51 percent “against.
Proposition 6 (exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder killed or fatally injured in the line of duty):  411 votes, or 76.11 percent, for, and 129 votes against.
Proposition 7 (relating to legislative authority to permit credit unions and other financial institutions to award prizes by lot to promote savings) also was marginally opposed: 258 votes, or 48.77 percent, for, and 271 votes, or 51.23 percent, against.


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