Early voting starts Monday, Oct. 23, across Texas for the Nov. 7 election.
Next week through Friday, Nov. 3, you have the opportunity to cast your vote for various important measures that will shape the future of your community and state.
Texans everywhere will vote on 14 proposed constitutional amendments. Last week, we shared our union’s voting recommendations on those amendments, and we encourage you to pay particular attention to Proposition 9, which would provide a long-overdue cost-of-living adjustment for retired teachers. Our retired educators need pensions that have kept pace with growing inflation levels. Show your dedication to retired educators by committing to vote YES for Proposition 9 and volunteering at our upcoming text banks.
Make sure to research what will be on your ballot before you head to the polls. In many communities, there are unique items for voters to weigh in on – like bond elections and Voter Approval Tax Rate Elections (VATRE), all of which have profound implications for your community’s public schools.
Aldine ISD and Cy-Fair ISD, for example, have school board elections, and our local unions in both districts have endorsed candidates. Voters in Round Rock ISD, meanwhile, actually have the opportunity to approve pay raises for school employees with Proposition A on their ballots.
Your vote is your voice. Use it during this early voting period to support public education and public educators across the great state of Texas.