If you’re ready to cast your ballot for the May 7 election, polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
For this election, voters will decide on two proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution, both of which involve property taxes.
Read on for more details on the proposals and how to vote:
What to know before you go
Check if you are registered before heading to the polls here.
You'll need a valid photo ID to present at the polls.
Voters can head to any polling location in the county they live in to cast their ballot. There are more than 30 early voting locations in Travis County to cast a ballot. Wait times at polling locations can be found here.
Additional polling locations are in place on Election Day.
What you are voting on
The only local item on the ballot comes after a petition by Ground Game Texas won enough signatures.
Labeled Proposition A on the ballot, voters will decide on the decriminalizing of small amounts of weed and the banning of no-knock warrants in one single vote.
While less than 4 oz of weed is already decriminalized in Austin, the proposition would cement the decriminalization further by putting it in city code. This would mean police could still seize suspected marijuana, but they would not be able to charge most suspects for a marijuana offense.
And the ban on no-knock warrants would mean police could no longer utilize the option to get a warrant and show up unannounced. KUT reports there were three times last year no-knock warrants were used by Austin Police.
On the statewide items, two constitutional amendments will be on the ballot.
Proposition 1 would reduce schools' property tax bills imposed on disabled residents or those over the age of 65.
Proposition 2 would raise the homestead exemption Texans can take on their school district property taxes from $25,000 to $40,000.
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