Governor Abbott sets special election for proposed constitutional amendments

There are two proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot

AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation setting Saturday, May 7, 2022, as the special election day for two proposed constitutional amendments in Texas.

You can view the proclamation here.

The two proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot are:

PROPOSITION 1: The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the reduction of the amount of a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for general elementary and secondary public school purposes on the residence homestead of a person who is elderly or disabled to reflect any statutory reduction from the preceding tax year in the maximum compressed rate of the maintenance and operations taxes imposed for those purposes on the homestead.

PROPOSITION 2: The constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $25,000 to $40,000.