Proposed Texas Constitutional Amendments Up for a Vote

ConstitutionOn Tuesday, November 5, 2013, nine amendments to the Texas Constitution are up for a vote. Early voting is already underway and runs through Friday, November 1, 2013.

This election is also significant because photo identification is now required to vote in person. The Texas Secretary of State’s website offers helpful information on voting, including confirming whether you are a registered voter, information on what kind of photo ID suffices, and where to find your polling place.

Various state government organizations have compiled information about the proposed amendments including the Legislative Reference Library of Texas, the Texas Legislative Council, and the Texas House Research Organization. These are good organizations to know about generally for whenever you have to research Texas law.

If you are interested to learn more about Texas constitutional history, check out Tarlton’s digital collection covering all ten constitutions adopted by Texas since 1824. This digital collection was newly relaunched over the summer and includes materials from the proceedings of Texas’ Constitutional conventions as well.


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