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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Two Texas propositions on the ballot were approved Saturday, lowering property taxes for Texans.
Election Day resources
- Low-level marijuana, no-knock measures passed by Austin voters
- Texans vote for property tax relief by wide margin in May election
- May election results
Austin voters passed an initiative that would both eliminate enforcement of low-level marijuana offenses and ban the use of “no knock” warrants by Austin police.
This live blog will be updated Saturday with new Election Day information. Continue to check back with KXAN.com for results.
Election Day live blog
11:05 p.m. Saturday
Voters within Del Valle ISD approved a $300 million bond for a second high school and land purchases for future school facilities.
Del Valle High School’s enrollment is approximately 3,500 students. The district is expected to grow by about 500 students per year. About 4,000 students will attend the high school in five years, according to the district’s website.
10:35 p.m. Saturday
Cedar Park voters have elected Jim Penniman-Morin as new mayor.
Penniman-Morin is a current council member and business attorney.
10:10 p.m. Saturday
Leander voters chose to keep Capital Metro service in the city. Voters approved Proposition A, continuing transit services with no changes.
If Prop. A had failed, then services to Leander would end after the canvassing of votes and Leander would no longer be a Capital Metro member city.
9:25 p.m. Saturday
Elgin has picked its next mayor. Theresa McShan has enough of the votes to win the race against Stephanie Lippke.
8:35 p.m. Saturday
Cedar Park voters approved its $158M bond program, focusing on transportation, parks and recreation and public safety projects.
Voters will approve each proposition as a sum amount for each project type, but the specific projects can change over time based on need.
7:55 p.m. Saturday
Texans voted for property tax relief, passing two different constitutional amendments in the May election. Proposition 1 and 2 will pass with a wide majority of the vote.
Proposition 1 would freeze the frozen school property tax bills for the elderly and Texans with disabilities starting in 2023.
Proposition 2 would increase the homestead exemption Texans can take on their school district property taxes from $25,000 to $40,000. That would begin Jan 1, 2022.
Here’s an explainer on what this means for your property taxes.
7:05 p.m. Saturday
Austin voters have passed Proposition A. The initiative will decriminalize small amounts of marijuana and ban the use of no-knock warrants in Austin.
KXAN reports, that with 61% of the vote counted, over 80% voted for the proposition. Early voting made up for more than half of the ballots on this proposition.
Read more on the city’s marijuana stance.
6:05 p.m. Saturday
We’ve hit the one-hour countdown before polling locations close in Central Texas. Remember you can still vote if you’re in line before 7 p.m.
3:53 p.m. Saturday
The Williamson County elections office said the Fern Bluff MUD Community Center location is Round Rock is now back open.
2:30 p.m. Saturday
The polling location at the Fern Bluff MUD Community Center in Round Rock is closed due to nearby police activity and an ongoing shelter-in-place. Nearby voting locations are at the BACA Center, the Randalls on Gattis School Road, the Wilco Jester Annex and the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex.
1 p.m. Saturday
Williamson County reported about 6,700 people voted in person so far Saturday. Polls close at 7 p.m.
12:50 p.m. Saturday
The wait time at the Leander Public Library is estimated to be over 46 minutes, according to Williamson County. All other Travis and Williamson County polling locations are reported to have short wait times.
12:15 p.m. Saturday
Austin voters will decide today whether or not they want to stop low-level marijuana offenses and ban the use of no-knock warrants by police.
The initiatives are bundled together under Proposition A which will appear near the top of the ballot for voters within the City of Austin.
11:30 a.m. Saturday
10:14 a.m. Saturday
According to Travis County’s wait times map, the wait time at the University of Texas Perry-Castaneda Library is more than 50 minutes. There are several locations nearby that show a wait time of less than 20 minutes.
10:05 a.m. Saturday
If you’re so inclined to watch election workers count votes Saturday on Election Day, you can now do so. In fact, it’s now required by Texas law.
Livestreams are up and running already Saturday. You can find the livestreams for your county here.
9:15 a.m. Saturday
The polling location at the Austin Recreation Center on Shoal Creek had no wait at 9:15 a.m. Saturday. Polls are open until 7 p.m.
8:30 a.m. Saturday
The Travis County Clerk reminded on Twitter, voters can print and bring a sample ballot with them to the polls.
- You can find the Travis County sample ballot here.
- You can find the Hays County sample ballot here.
- You can find the Williamson County sample ballot here.
8 a.m. Saturday
There have been no reports of long wait times at polling locations in Central Texas so far Saturday morning.
You can find polling place wait times by county here.
7 a.m. Saturday
Polls open at 7 a.m. Find your election day voting locations and information for:
Early voting turnout in Travis County was low. KXAN’s Christopher Adams has been tracking the numbers. Only 7% of Travis County voters showed up to the poll during the week of early voting. Here’s the full scope of early voting numbers in Central Texas.