AUSTIN (KXAN) — Tuesday was Election Day. Texas voters decided whether to approve 14 state constitutional amendments, plus there were local propositions within several cities, counties and school districts.
Election day resources:
- Election Results
- Voter turnout tracker
- Travis County sample ballot
- Election day voting locations
- 14 constitutional amendments on your November ballot
- Travis County propositions
- Williamson County road bond
- Lake Travis ISD bond
- Round Rock ISD bond
Election Day blog:
This blog is no longer being updated. Continue to check back with KXAN.com for results.
12:30 a.m.- KXAN projects Elsie Thurman wins Horseshoe Bay Mayor and Jeffery Jones and Frank Hosea win Horseshoe Bay Council
12:24 a.m.- KXAN projects Williamson County ESD 8 Prop A fails. Unable to project Williamson County ESD 9 Prop A (Currently passing by 4 votes)
12:24 a.m.- KXAN projects Williamson County ESD 6 Prop A passes
12:23 a.m.- KXAN projects Williamson County ESD 2 Prop A passes
12:23 a.m.- KXAN projects Pflugerville Prop A passes
12:21 a.m.- KXAN projects Pflugerville Prop A fails and Prop B passes
12:19 a.m.- KXAN projects Adam Marsh wins Jarrell Council 4
12:19 a.m.- KXAN projects Georgetown Props A and D pass
12:16 a.m.- Here are some turnout numbers:
- Bastrop 16.8%
- Burnet 20.1%
- Caldwell 19.4%
- Fayette 26.7%
- Hays 16.2%
- Milam 20.9%
- Travis 16.4%
- Williamson 16.6%
Still waiting on final numbers from Llano County. Estimated turnout is 31.0%
12:12 a.m. Wed.- KXAN projects Lexington ISD Props A and B fail
11:36 p.m.- KXAN projects Lake Travis ISD Prop A passes
11:35 p.m.- KXAN projects Lago Vista ISD Prop A passes
11:35 p.m.- KXAN projects Rich Raley wins Lago Vista ISD Board 4
11:34 p.m.- KXAN projects Wade Peikert, Lisa Correll and Mark Metro win Volente Council
11:33 p.m.- KXAN projects Sarah Carroll, Rick Van Dalen, Kevin Proud win The Hills Council
11:31 p.m.- KXAN projects Jeff Schroeder and Scott Staeb win Point Venture Council
11:29 p.m.- KXAN projects Casondra Dailey and Lillie Padilla-Lopez win Mustang Ridge Council. Unable to project third winner (Adrienne Deal leads Nicolas Espino by one vote)
11:28 p.m.- KXAN projects Manor Prop C passes
11:27 p.m- KXAN projects Rob Durbin wins Lago Vista Council 3
11:27 p.m.- KXAN projects Shane Saum wins Lago Vista Council 1
11:27 p.m.- KXAN projects Kevin Sullivan wins Lago Vista Mayor
11:26 p.m.- KXAN projects Eric Davis wins Jonestown Council 1
11:23 p.m- KXAN projects Debra Hines and Krista Richardson win Woodcreek Council
11:23 p.m- KXAN projects Jeff Rasco wins Woodcreek Mayor
11:21 p.m.- KXAN projects Suzanne Hallam, Lee Taylor and Chris Limmer win Mountain City Council
11:20 p.m.- KXAN projects Claudia Zapata and Lauralee Harris advance to runoff in Kyle Council 4
11:20 p.m.- KXAN projects Travis Mitchell wins Kyle Mayor
11:10 p.m.- KXAN projects Caldwell County Prop passes
11:09 p.m.- KXAN projects Lockhart ISD Prop passes
11:07 p.m.- KXAN projects John Lairsen wins Lockhart Council 3
11:07 p.m.- KXAN projects Lew White wins Lockhart Mayor
10:59 p.m.- KXAN projects Shane Scott wins San Marcos Council 4
10:55 p.m.- KXAN projects Georgetown Prop B passes
10:54 p.m.- KXAN projects Williamson County Prop B passes
10:51 p.m.- KXAN projects Fayetteville Prop A fails
10:24 p.m.– KXAN projects Jarrell Prop A passes
10:23 p.m.– KXAN projects Georgetown Prop C passes
10:23 p.m.– KXAN projects Bartlett Prop A passes
10:22 p.m.– KXAN projects Williamson County Prop A passes
10:13 p.m.– AP Projects Statewide Prop 10 passes – Medical equipment tax exemption
10:10 p.m.– KXAN projects Schulenburg ISD Props A & B pass
10:06 p.m.– KXAN projects Fayette County Prop A passes
10:06 p.m.– KXAN projects Bastrop Prop A passes
10:05 p.m.– KXAN projects Bastrop County Prop A passes
9:52 p.m.– KXAN projects Milam County Prop passes
9:51 p.m.– KXAN projects Round Rock ISD Prop A passes
Round Rock Independent School District voters approved a proposition in a tax rate election that will effectively grant teachers a pay increase.
Teachers and all staff would receive a 3% additional raise. The raise would come on the January paycheck, which is the third check after the election. Azaiez said they would also be paid retroactively for time worked before November.
9:23 p.m.– AP projects Cody Smith wins race for Uvalde Mayor
9:12 p.m.– AP projects Statewide Prop 13 Fails – would have raised mandatory retirement age for state judges
9:07 p.m.– Manor Props A & B pass
9:07 p.m.– KXAN projects Travis County Props A & B pass
Travis County residents approved two bonds worth $509 million, helping to fund park and roadway projects across the region, according to KXAN projections.
Travis County officials said the bond will support growth and improve safety in the region. This is the largest bond package to ever be approved by voters in the county’s history.
8:59 p.m.– AP projects Statewide Prop 11 passes – El Paso reclamation district
8:47 p.m.– KXAN projects Burnet County ESD 3 Prop A passes
8:46 p.m.– KXAN projects Meadowlakes Prop A passes
8:40 p.m.– AP projects Statewide Prop 5 Passes – Texas university fund
8:39 p.m.– AP projects Statewide Prop 3 Passes – Prohibits net worth tax
8:39 p.m.– AP projects Statewide Prop 2 Passes – Childcare facility tax exemption
Texans voted on a proposition to allow property tax exemptions for operating childcare facilities in the Nov. 7 constitutional amendment election.
The Associated Press projected Texas Proposition 2, which stems from S.J.R. 64, would pass. The proposition establishes a property tax exemption based on the appraised value of a child care facility. The exemption must be at least 50% of the property’s appraised value.
8:39 p.m.– AP projects Statewide Prop 7 Passes – Creates state energy fund
Texans voted on a proposition that would create funding to increase “reliability” for Texas’ electric grid in the Nov. 7 constitutional amendment election.
The Associated Press projected Texas Proposition 7, which originated from S.J.R. 93, would pass. The proposition would create the Texas Energy Fund, which would support and finance the “construction, maintenance, and modernization of electric generating facilities.”
8:27 p.m.– NBC, CNN project Ohio has voted to legalize marijuana
8:27 p.m.– People are still in line waiting to vote at the Flawn Academic Center location on UT campus, per the Travis County Clerk’s office.
8:20 p.m.– AP projects Statewide Prop 6 Passes – Creates fund for water projects
Texans voted to invest in projects to improve the water supply in the Nov. 7 constitutional amendment election.
The Associated Press projected Proposition 6, which stems from S.J.R 75, would pass. The proposition will create a “Texas Water Fund” dedicated to assisting in financing water projects in Texas.
8:16 p.m.– AP projects Statewide Prop 8 Passes – Creates broadband fund
8:14 p.m.– AP projects Statewide Prop 9 Passes – Teacher Pension Cost of Living adjustment
Texans voted to approve Proposition 9 which will add billions to the Texas retired teacher’s pension, according to Associated Press projections.
Proposition 9, stemming from H.J.R 2 from the 88th regular session, would make an “appropriation of $3.45 billion to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS)” to provide cost-of-living adjustments to eligible annuitants within TRS.
8:10 p.m.– NBC and CNN project Democrat Andy Beshear wins reelection as governor of Kentucky
8:09 p.m.– NBC and CNN project that Ohio’s Abortion Rights ballot measure will be approved. The measure puts the right to abortion access into the Ohio state constitution.
8:07 p.m.– AP projects Statewide Prop 14 Passes – Creates Centennial Park Fund
Texans voted to revamp state parks in Texas in the Nov. 7 constitutional amendment election.
The Associated Press projected Texas Proposition 14, originating from S.J.R 74, would pass. The proposition would establish the Centennial Parks Conservation Fund to help the acquisition, development, and maintenance of state parks. The fund would be administered by the Parks and Wildlife Department.
8:05 p.m.– AP projects Statewide Prop 4 passes – Increases Homestead Tax Exemption
Texans voted to approve Proposition 4 which will increase the homestead tax exemption and provide property tax relief, according to Associated Press projections.
With 40% of the vote reported, 84% voted in favor of the proposition.
8:05 p.m.– The Associated Press projects Statewide Prop 1 passes- Right to Farm and Ranch
7:28 p.m.– KXAN projects Houston Mayoral race State Sen. John Whitmire leading Congresswoman Shiela Jackson Lee – 44% – 36%. Race will go to a runoff if no candidate tops 50%.
Some of the legislation passed earlier this year by state lawmakers will require making additions to the Texas Constitution, so voters will decide whether those will take effect.
In total, there are 14 proposed constitutional amendments appearing on the ballot during the Nov. 7 election. They range in impact from the broadest statewide level to those affecting just certain counties. However, every Texas voter will have a chance to weigh in soon.
Travis County told KXAN more than 60,000 people have voted Tuesday
There are more than 17.7 million registered in Texas — yet as of the close of early voting on Friday evening, just over 1.25 million ballots were cast, marking a statewide turnout of 7.05%.
That turnout volume is slightly lower compared to previous off-year election cycles, yet still on trend for typical voting behavior, said Dr. Brian Smith, a political science professor at St. Edward’s University.
“When we look at the election, it’s what we call a ‘low salience election,’” he said. “There’s no real partisan issues out there. There’s no real individuals driving turnout. There isn’t a lot of media coverage that will get people excited to the polls, and there’s not a lot of other races out there, other than maybe some local races or local bond things that are really going to drive turnout.”