Gov. Abbott calls special election Seven amendments on November ballot

There will be seven amendments for Van Zandt County voters to recognize on the Nov. 7, 2017 uniform election ballot called by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. This election is not ordered by Van Zandt County.

In order for an amendment to become part of the Texas Constitution, it needs the support of the Legislature and a majority of Texas voters. But the amendments must make it to the ballot by a way of joint resolutions which receive more than two-thirds of the vote in both chambers of the Texas Legislature. So, a minimum of 100 votes in the Texas House and 21 votes in the state Senate.

The Texas Secretary of State’s office will randomly assign each resolution a ballot number ahead of the election.

Early voting will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, – Friday, Nov. 3, at the old Canton City Hall building located at 290 E. Tyler St.

No late days or weekend voting dates will be open for this election, stated Chief Election Deputy of VZC Elsa Smith.

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