Precincts around the county were approved, and early voting was also scheduled.
The Brown County Commissioners set polling places on Monday.
Larry Franks, who is serving as interim elections administrator, provided the commissioners’ court with a listing of the entire approved polling place for the Nov. 3 special election.
Judge E. Ray West III pointed out that three precincts are being combined in the election.
“If this were a general election or the primaries, we would split those because we would be expecting a higher turnout,” Franks said.
The precincts that are combined are 202 and 204 with the polling place being the Adams St. Community Center in Brownwood; 212 and 214 with the polling place at the May Community Center in May; and 316 and 318 with a polling place at the NorthRidge Baptist Church in Early.
Judge West thanked Franks for his work in the department.
“Larry, I commend you for the fine work you have turned in during the interim after we no longer have an elections administrator,” Judge West said. “Progress is being made as we speak to get a new one.”
Judge West moved to approve the polling places with Commissioner Larry Traweek seconding the motion. The measure passed unanimously with Judge West, Traweek and fellow commissioners Joel Kelton and Wayne Shaw casting ‘yes’ votes.
Commissioner Kelton inquired as to who would staff the election places.
“We are trying to stay with those that were approved back in July of last year for a two-year period,” Franks said. “Right now, we have a little over 22,000 registered voters and we are hoping for a 20 percent turnout.”
The election will be a Constitutional Amendment Election for Brown County.
The polling place for early voting will be at 511 E. Adams St., Brownwood. Early voting will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 19-23 and Oct. 26-28 and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 29-30. Polls are open Election Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Proposition 1 pertains to a constitutional amendment “increasing the amount of residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $15,000 to $25,000” and “providing for a reduction of the limitation of the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly of disabled person.”
Proposition 2 would “authorize 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 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect” is the measure passes.
Proposition 3 calls for a constitutional amendment “repealing the requirement that state officers elected by votes statewide reside in the state capital.”
Proposition 4 would authorize “the legislature to permit professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles.”
Proposition 5 would “authorize counties with a population of 7,500 or less to perform private road construction and maintenance.”
Proposition 6 would recognize “the right of the people to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife subject to laws that promote wildlife conservation.”
Proposition 7 would dedicate “certain sales and use tax revenue and motor vehicle sales, use and rental tax revenue to the state highway fund to provide funding for non tolled roads and the reduction of certain transportation-related debt.”
Precinct 101 – Episcopal Church of the Good Shepard, 1800 Good Shepherd, Brownwood.
Precinct 105 – Southside Baptist Church, 1219 Indian Creek Road, Brownwood.
Precinct 109 – Brookesmith High School, 13400 FM 586 S, Brookesmith.
Precinct 113 – New Life Assembly of God Church.
Precincts 202, 204 – Adams St. Community Center, 511 E. Adams St., Brownwood.
Precincts 212, 214 – May Community Center, 19150 Hwy 183 N, May.
Precinct 215 – Crossroads Baptist Church, 6400 Park Road 15, Brownwood.
Precinct 303 – East Elementary School, 2700 Vincent, Brownwood.
Precinct 306 – Early Lions Club Building, 419 Garmon Dr. (Highway 84), Early.
Precinct 307 – First United Methodist Church, 517 Main St., Blanket.
Precinct 308 – Zephyr Community Center, 11275 CR 281 (Highway 84), Zephyr.
Precincts 316, 318 – NorthRidge Baptist Church, 4875 Hway 183 N., Early.
Precinct 410 – Bangs Community Center, 406 Spencer St., Bangs.
Precinct 411 – Coggin Avenue Baptist Church, 1806 Coggin Ave., Brownwood.
Precinct 417 – Rocky Creek Baptist Church, 4301 CR 577 and Hway 279, Brownwood.
Brent Addleman is managing editor of the Brownwood Bulletin. He can be reached by calling 325-641-3110, or email email@example.com. Twitter: @BWD_Editor.