2021 constitutional amendment election in Texas: What you need to know

A person's feet form a "V" and "O-T-E" is spelled out in chalk on the sidewalk next to them.

On November 2, Texans will have an opportunity to vote on eight propositions that would amend the state constitution and change state law. 

Early voting started Monday and runs to Friday, October 29. Election day is November 2. Election Day voting hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at all polling places statewide.

Ballot Propositions & Language

Proposition 1
Relating to Gambling Authorizes professional sports team charitable organizations to conduct raffles at rodeo venues

Proposition 2
Relating to Bond issues Authorizes a county to issue bonds to fund infrastructure and transportation projects in undeveloped and blighted areas

Proposition 3
Relating to Religion Amends the Texas Constitution to prohibit the state or any political subdivision from enacting a law, rule, order, or proclamation that limits religious services or organizations

Proposition 4
Relating to the State judiciary Changes the eligibility requirements for the following judicial offices: a justice of the supreme court, a judge of the court of criminal appeals, a justice of a court of appeals, and a district judge

Proposition 5
Relating to the State judiciary Authorizes the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct to accept and investigate complaints and reports against candidates running for state judicial office

Proposition 6
Regarding Healthcare and Constitutional rights Amends the Texas Constitution to state that residents of nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, or state-supported living centers have a right to designate an essential caregiver that may not be prohibited from visiting the resident

Proposition 7
Relating to Taxes Amends the Texas Constitution to allow the legislature to extend a homestead tax limit for surviving spouses of disabled individuals as long as the spouse is 55 years old and resides at the home

Proposition 8
Relating to Taxes and Veterans Amends the Texas Constitution to allow the legislature to apply a homestead tax exemption for surviving spouses of members of the military to those fatally injured in the line of duty

For more information on voting, visit https://www.votetexas.gov/voting/. For more detail on the ballot, see the Texas Tribune breakdown.