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Light voter turnout for constitutional amendment election

STATEWIDE RESULTS • Prop 2—Allows tax valuation on homestead solely on basis as residence, not as a potentially higher commercial value, passed • Prop 11—Prohibits government from taking private property for imminent domain, passed

It may have been an extremely light turnout Tuesday for the "offyear" constitutional amendment election but Milam County voters weren't shy about expressing their likes and dislikes.

Milam voters liked No. 11, which limits the state's power of eminent domain — a lot.

County-wide vote was 1,134 in favor (83.5 percent) in favor and only 223 (16.4 percent) opposed.

A ll 11 amendments passed statewide.

But Milam voters went against the grain on four of the 11 and they really didn't care for No. 4 which proposed a university fund to assist emerging researching universities.

Milam voters gave a "thumbs down" to that proposal by a margin of 909 to 417 (68.5 to 31.4 percent.

Milam residents also rejected No. 1 (financing buffer areas around military installations), No. 3 (uniform standards for property appraisal) and No. 5 (combining county appraisal review boards.)

Voter turnout was just 9.84 percent, 1,382 of Milam's 14,045 eligible voters.

That total include Tuesday voters and early ballots.


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