Special to the Booster
AUSTIN — Early voting for the 2023 Texas Constitutional Amendment Election started Monday, Oct. 23, and lasts through Friday, Nov. 3.
The League of Women Voters wants all eligible Texas voters to cast a ballot in this election, whether in person during early voting or on Election Day, or by using Vote by Mail. Election Day is Tuesday, November 7th, which is also the last day for Vote by Mail ballots to be received (not postmarked) at election offices.
The League has published its nonpartisan Voters Guide that includes easy-to-understand explanations, as well as arguments for and against each of the fourteen proposed amendments. This valuable, unbiased resource is available in various formats so that voters have options to get the information they need to get ready for the election:
Printable, web-friendly versions of the Voters Guide in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Chinese can be found at lwvtexas.org.
The online, interactive version of the Voters Guide can be found at VOTE411.org. If there is a local League in the area, in addition to the proposed constitutional amendments, voters can see information about local races and ballot measures.
Printed copies of the Voters Guide in English and Spanish have been distributed to libraries, food banks, and other public places across Texas.
Explainer videos covering each of the propositions are available at youtube.com/@LWVTexas and at lwvtexas.org.
“Each of the fourteen proposed Constitutional Amendments on the ballot could have a material impact on the lives and fortunes of some or all Texans. We encourage Texas voters to prepare to vote on November 7th by using the Voters Guide. The League does not take any positions on any of the propositions, we just want voters to be knowledgeable about what is on the ballot so they can participate with confidence in this important election.” said Dorothy Marchand, Vice-President of Voter Education for the League of Women Voters of Texas.
“The League also wants to remind voters that they have freedom to vote without any intimidation. Our partners at Election Protection are available during early voting and on Election Day to help voters who face obstacles to voting. Voters should contact them if they are experiencing voter harassment or any other barriers to voting! Election Protection can be reached at 866OURVOTE.org, or through the Election Protection Voter Hotlines in various languages.” Marchand added.