The Texas General Election is on November 5, and that means the deadline to register to vote is this coming Monday, October 7th! If you need to make a change or if you need to double check your registration, it only takes a few minutes to update. You can find more information from the Secretary of State’s office here.
In addition to local elections across the state, ranging from school boards to mayoral contests and several special elections for the state House being on the ballot, there are also several propositions up for a vote.
Texas AFT is asking you to Oppose Proposition 4. This ballot measure would prohibit the state from ever implementing a state income tax and could create new long-term difficulties for finding solutions to fully fund education in the state. Voters already have total control over the adoption of an income tax, because the Texas Constitution gives voters final control over any future income tax by requiring approval by a statewide referendum. The Center for Public Policy Priorities put together a great summary on this measure and you can read more about it here.