County voters approve most constitutional amendments

By Darla Higgins
Jimplecute Staff Writer

The constitutional amendment election, which was held on Nov. 7, brought 243 voters to the polls, according to unofficial results from the Marion County Clerk’s office. That number represents 3.35 percent of eligible voters. Statewide, all of the propositions were approved by voters.
They cast their ballots on the following:
– Proposition 1: “The constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization for less than the market value of the residence homestead and harmonizing certain related provisions of the Texas Constitution.” In Marion County, the amendment passed with 83.95 voting for it.
– Proposition 2: “The constitutional amendment to establish a lower amount for expenses that can be charged to a borrower and removing certain financing expense limitations for a home equity loan, establishing certain authorized lenders to make a home equity loan, changing certain options for the refinancing for home equity loans, changing the threshold for an advance of a home equity line of credit, and allowing home equity loans on agricultural homesteads.” The proposition passed in Marion County with 64.29 percent voting in favor.
– Proposition 3…

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