Early voting to start

Water issue leads amendment ballot

Early voting begins Monday in the Milam County Clerk’s office for the Nov. 5 Texas constitutional amendment election.

There are no offices, statewide or in Milam County, in this “offyear” general election.

There are, however, nine proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution which will be decided by voters.

Most discussion has been concerning proposed amendment No. 6 which would create two new state funds with regard to water.

ONE LOCATION—Early balloting will only be in one location, the county clerk’s office at 107 West Main, across the street from the Milam County Courthouse in Cameron.

Milam residents may cast early ballots from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Oct. 25, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 28 through Nov. 1.

Eleven polling places, three in Rockdale, will be open election day Nov. 5.

NO. 6—Proponents of No. 6 say the new funds are needed for water infrastructure to avoid loss of millions of jobs and an economic hit.

Opponents say water funds should come from general revenue and the state’s role should not be to act as a commercial investment banking business.

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