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County posts unofficial election results

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By Devin Corbitt-Garcia, The Belton Journal

Tuesday night’s elections saw a low turnout, with only 8.51 percent of voters getting to the polls across the county. Belton is located in Precinct 101, Commissioner Precinct 1, Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, House District 55, State Board of Education District 10, Congressional District 31 and Senate District 24. Of Belton’s district, only 429 of 5,574 registered voters came to the polls, which equates to just 7.7 percent.

The county also received 6,923 early voting ballots, which will be calculated into the final election results after press time.

The following propositions appeared on the ballots for Precinct 101.

Proposition 1: “The constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $15,000 to $25,000, providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, authorizing the legislature to prohibit a political subdivision that has adopted an optional residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption, and prohibiting the enactment of a law that imposes a transfer tax on a transaction that conveys fee simple title to real property.”

Bell County residents approved the proposition with 9,468 votes, or 89.80 percent. Precinct 101 approved the proposition by an 89.88 percent vote.

Proposition 2: “The constitutional amendment authorizing 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.”

Bell County residents approved the proposition with 9,355 votes, or 89.61 percent. Precinct 101 approved the proposition by an 90.02 percent vote.

Proposition 3: “The constitutional amendment repealing the requirement that state officers elected by voters statewide reside in the state capital.”

Bell County residents approved the proposition with 7,056 votes, or 69.09 percent. Precinct 101 approved the proposition by an 67.23 percent vote.

Proposition 4: “The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles.”

Bell County residents approved the proposition with 7,071 votes, or 68.95 percent. Precinct 101 approved the proposition by an 63.13 percent vote.

Proposition 5: “The constitutional amendment to authorize counties with a population of 7,500 or less to perform private road construction and maintenance.”

Bell County residents approved the proposition with 8,685 votes, or 84.14 percent. Precinct 101 approved the proposition by an 86.12 percent vote.

Proposition 6: “The constitutional amendment recognizing the right of the people to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife subject to laws that promote wildlife conservation.”

Bell County residents approved the proposition with 9,002 votes, or 87.03 percent. Precinct 101 approved the proposition by an 88.21 percent vote.

Proposition 7: “The constitutional amendment dedicating certain sales and use tax revenue and motor vehicle sales, use, and rental tax revenue to the state highway fund to provide funding for nontolled roads and the reduction of certain transportation-related debt.”

Bell County residents approved the proposition with 8,839 votes, or 84.99 percent. Precinct 101 approved the proposition by an 85.71 percent vote.

JOP Local Liquor Election: “The legal sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption only.”

Bell County residents approved the proposition with 1,327 votes, or 73.23 percent. Precinct 101 approved the proposition by an 74.30 percent vote.