Early voting to begin

Voters in Rockwall County can start heading to the polls  Monday to make their choices on the May 7 election ballots.

Voters in Rockwall County can start heading to the polls  Monday to make their choices on the May 7 election ballots.

Early voting is scheduled April 25-May 3 and voters will decide the fate of two proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution, trustees for the Rockwall Independent School School District, members of the Rowlett and Royse City city councils, three seats on the board of the Break Creek Special Utility District and a tax rollback referendum for the City of McLendon-Chisholm.

Voters who live in the Hunt County or Collin County areas of Royse City will need to vote for the Texas Constitutional Amendment Election in their respective counties and not at the Rockwall County voting sites.

Two proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution are included on the ballots.

Proposition 1, if approved, would amend the Constitution to allow disabled and elderly homeowners to receive the benefits from the 2019 property tax reduction that other homeowners received. This amendment would result in freezing their tax rate at a lower rate.

Proposition 2, if approved, would increase the amount homeowners are able to reduce the market value of their primary residence from the current $25,000 to a reduction of $40,000 when calculating their annual school property taxes.

Additional information concerning the elections is available online at https://www.rockwallvotes.com/ or through VoteTexas.gov.

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