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Results for November 4, 1997

Travis County Election Final Results:

November 4, 1997


Precincts Reporting: 214 of 214 Total Registered Voters:
Precincts Completed: 214 of 214   478,873


City of Austin

Proposition No. 1

Shall the City Charter be amended to regulate political fund raising and expenditures in City elections?

  Early Voting Election Day Total Vote
For 8101    78.53% 23366    70.37% 31467    72.30%
Against 2214    21.46% 9838    29.62% 12052    27.69%


Bond Propositions

Bond proposition No. 1

The issuance of $36,015,000 of road bonds and the levying of the tax in payment thereof.

  Early Voting Election Day Total Vote
For 8428    66.47% 30449    69.74% 38877    69.00%
Against 4250    33.52% 13209    30.25% 17459    30.99%

Bond proposition No. 2

The issuance of $19,110,000 of park bonds and the levying of the tax in payment thereof.

  Early Voting Election Day Total Vote
For 7300    57.88% 27863    63.65% 35163    62.36%
Against 5312    42.11% 15909    36.34% 21221    37.63%

Bond proposition No. 3

The issuance of $16,045,000 of criminal justice and jail facility bonds for families at the county's Gardner-Betts Juvenile Justice Center, and the levying of the tax in payment thereof.

  Early Voting Election Day Total Vote
For 7934    62.73% 28925    66.19% 36859    65.41%
Against 4712    37.26% 14772    33.80% 19484    34.58%

Bond proposition No. 4

The issuance of $1,620,000 of park bonds for the construction of the MKT hike and bike trail (Mokan Trail), and the levying of the tax in payment thereof.

  Early Voting Election Day Total Vote
For 5548    43.66% 19139    43.40% 24687    43.46%
Against 7158    56.33% 24955    56.59% 32113    56.53%

Bond proposition No. 5

The issuance of $4,000,000 of road bonds for the acquisition of right-of-way by the county in connection with the proposed state highway 130 project, and the levying of the tax in payment thereof.

  Early Voting Election Day Total Vote
For 8772    68.76% 29269    66.28% 38041    66.84%
Against 3985    31.23% 14886    33.71% 18871    33.15%

Bond proposition No. 6

The issuance of $3,525,000 of road bonds for the acquisition of right-of-way by the county in connection with the proposed state highway 45 project, and the levying of the tax in payment thereof.

  Early Voting Election Day Total Vote
For 8030    63.13% 25715    58.71% 33745    59.71%
Against 4689    36.86% 18080    41.28% 22769    40.28%

Bond proposition No. 7

The issuance of $2,035,000 of county buildings bonds for emergency services and communcations facilities, including the purchase of necessary sites therefore, and the levying of the tax in payment thereof.

  Early Voting Election Day Total Vote
For 9188    72.35% 33568    76.73% 42756    75.74%
Against 3511    27.64% 10179    23.26% 13690    24.25%

Bond proposition No. 8

The issuance of $13,700,00 of criminal justice and jail facility bonds for facilities at the county's Del Valle Correctional Complex, and the levying of the tax in payment thereof.

  Early Voting Election Day Total Vote
For 7259    57.28% 26554    60.84% 33813    60.04%
Against 5412    42.71% 17085    39.15% 22497    39.95%


Constitutional Amendments

Amendment No. 1

The constitutional amendment to allow a person who holds the office of municipal court judge to hold at the same time more than one civil office for which the person receives compensation.

  Early Voting Election Day Total Vote
For 4529    33.57% 19942    44.20% 24471    41.75%
Against 8962    66.42% 25172    55.79% 34134    58.24%

Amendment No. 2

The constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit increases in the appraised value of residence homesteads for ad valorem taxation and to permit a school district to calculate the school property tax freeze applicable for the residence homestead of an elderly person or the surviving spouse of an elderly person in accordance with the law authorizing the transfer of the school property tax freeze to a different homestead regardless of whether that law was in effect at the time the person established the person's homestead.

  Early Voting Election Day Total Vote
For 11070    82.39% 37301    82.99% 48371    82.85%
Against 2366    17.60% 7643    17.00% 10009    17.14%

Amendment No. 3

The constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to permit a taxing unit to grant an exemption or other relief from ad valorem taxes on property which a water conservation initiative has been implemented.

  Early Voting Election Day Total Vote
For 8430    63.87% 30314    68.92% 38744    67.75%
Against 4768    36.12% 13667    31.07% 18435    32.24%

Amendment No. 4

The constitutional amendment eliminating duplicate numbering in and certain obsolete provisions of the Texas Constitution.

  Early Voting Election Day Total Vote
For 11213    85.87% 37663    85.95% 48876    85.93%
Against 1844    14.12% 6155    14.04% 7999    14.06%

Amendment No. 5

The constitutional amendment authorizing the supreme court to sit to transact business at any location in this state.

  Early Voting Election Day Total Vote
For 9038    67.94% 30765    69.21% 39803    68.92%
Against 4264    32.05% 13684    30.78% 17948    31.07%

Amendment No. 6

The constitutional amendment allowing the Texas growth fund to continue to invest in businesses without requiring those businesses to disclose investments in South Africa or Nambia.

  Early Voting Election Day Total Vote
For 7669    57.18% 27741    61.68% 35410    60.65%
Against 5743    42.82% 17230    38.31% 22973    39.34%

Amendment No. 7

The constitutional amendment relating to the authorization to the Texas Water Development Board to transfer existing bond authorizations for water supply, water quality, flood control, or state participation from one category of use to another category to maximize the use of existing funds and relating to more efficient operatoin of the bond programs.

  Early Voting Election Day Total Vote
For 8871    67.18% 31343    71.55% 40214    70.54%
Against 4333    32.81% 12458    28.44% 16791    29.45%

Amendment No. 8

The amendment to the Texas Constitution expanding the types of liens for home equity loans that a lender, with the homeowner's consent, may place against a homestead.

  Early Voting Election Day Total Vote
For 8569    63.10% 30650    66.35% 39219    65.62%
Against 5009    36.89% 15539    33.64% 20548    34.38%

Amendment No. 9

The constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to authorize an ad valorem tax rate in rural fire prevention districts located in Harris County of five cents on each $100 of taxable value of property.

  Early Voting Election Day Total Vote
For 8234    65.76% 26836    65.42% 35070    65.50%
Against 4287    34.23% 14184    34.57% 18471    34.49%

Amendment No. 10

The constitutional amendment designating the purposes for which money in the compensation to victims fo crime fund and the compensation of crime auxiliary fund may be used.

  Early Voting Election Day Total Vote
For 9349    73.22% 29212    66.89% 38561    68.33%
Against 3418    26.77% 14454    33.10% 17872    31.66%

Amendment No. 11

The constitutional amendment limiting the amount of state debt payable from the general revenue fund.

  Early Voting Election Day Total Vote
For 8729    69.69% 27285    64.28% 36014    65.51%
Against 3795    30.30% 15161    35.71% 18956    34.48%

Amendment No. 12

The constitutional amendment to establish a deadline for supreme court action on a motion for a hearing.

  Early Voting Election Day Total Vote
For 10787    84.97% 36213    83.61% 47000    83.92%
Against 1908    15.03% 7096    16.38% 9004    16.07%

Amendment No. 13

The constitutional amendment to encourage persons to plan and save for young Texans' college education, to extend the full faith and credit of the state to protect the Texas tomorrow fund of the prepaid higher education tuition program and to establish the Texas tomorrow fund as a constitutionally protected trust fund.

  Early Voting Election Day Total Vote
For 9225    71.48% 29352    66.02% 38577    67.25%
Against 3680    28.51% 15103    33.97% 18783    32.74%

Amendment No. 14

The constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to prescribe the qualifications of constables.

  Early Voting Election Day Total Vote
For 10345    81.42% 35698    82.68% 46043    82.39%
Against 2360    18.57% 7475    17.31% 9835    17.60%

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