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May 7 Election day May 7 Last day to
April 25 First day of early voting April 26 Last day to apply for ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) May 3 Last day of early voting
Williamson County voters can nd voting sites at www.wilco.org/ elections. Voters can cast ballots at any site in the county they are registered in.
Place 3 Cody Hirt Tania Easton Eric Marin
Place 1 James Sherer Brian Flachs Eric Lashley
Place 2 Elizabeth McFarland* Allan Brown
receive ballot by mail (or May 9 if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7 p.m. at location of election)
SOURCES: WILLIAMSON COUNTY COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
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Senate Joint Resolution 2 Second special session of 87th Texas Legislature
Senate Joint Resolution 2 Third special session of 87th Texas Legislature
What does it mean?
What does it mean?
The constitutional amendment authorizing the Leg- islature to provide for the reduction of the amount of a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for general elementa- ry and secondary public school purposes on the residence homestead of a person who is elderly or disabled to reect any statutory reduction from the preceding tax year in the maximum compressed rate of the maintenance and operations taxes im- posed for those purposes on the homestead.
The constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $25,000 to $40,000.
Although property taxes are already frozen for the disabled and those over the age of 65, this proposition would allow for additional property tax relief from school districts for the disabled and elderly. If approved, it would allow the Legislature to provide property tax cuts even to those elderly and disabled homeowners with frozen taxes.
Every homeowner in Texas is already oered a $25,000 homestead exemption on property taxes from public school districts—meaning the rst $25,000 of a home’s appraised property value does not count against a homeowner’s annual property taxes. If approved, that exemption for home- owners would be raised to $40,000.
SOURCES: TEXAS SECRETARY OF STATE’S OFFICE WEBSITE; JOSHUA BLANK, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS; DALE CRAYMER, TEXAS TAXPAYERS AND RESEARCH ASSOCIATIONCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
GEORGETOWN EDITION • APRIL 2022
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