Wednesday, April 29, 2009

NO homestead exemption amendment on May ballot

With local elections coming up, an incorrect email that refers to something from a few years ago has started going around once again. It begins:

"Please pass the word and VOTE for the following constitutional amendment. Early voting: April 30 - May 8
Election Day: May 12 from 7 am to 7pm.
Texas Homestead Exemption Tax Amendment Please read and pass on to all your Texas email friends as this applies to all voters.. You must vote in May to keep the Homestead tax cap for 65 and over, even if you are not 65 yet. If you are a Texas homeowner then this is important to you. If not, it is important to your friends who are. Please send this email to everyone on your email address list that lives in Texas . We want to be sure everyone is aware of a constitutional amendment that will be on the ballot at the May election."

This correction has already been made. Even if a further amendment is ever needed, it won't be on the ballot in May, which will be only local elections. State constitutional amendments are on the November ballot.

So, it is good to be aware and send around alerts for good things to vote for, but this is one that we don't have to worry about right now.

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