TEXAS — Saturday was Election Day in Texas, and in addition to decisions on local propositions and offices, Texans voted on two amendments to the state constitution.

Both of the amendments concerned property tax relief, enjoyed bipartisan support and were overwhelmingly passed by voters. Given the state’s booming housing marketing and corresponding property tax hikes, it should come as no surprise.

Prop 1 will set a lower property tax rate for elderly and disabled homeowners. Prop 1 passed with nearly 87% support.

Prop 2 will allow homeowners to further reduce their home’s market value which would decrease their property taxes. Prop 2 passed with nearly 85% support.

“Homeowners over the age of 65 will see their (freeze values) in ISD property tax bills actually decline if Proposition 1 passes starting in 2023. For millions of other Texans, Proposition 2 if passed will lower independent school district property tax bills by increasing the homestead exemption $15,000, which will save $175 a year per homestead,” Republican state Sen. Paul Bettencourt said prior to Election Day.

Here’s a look at some other key results:


Austin voters by a large margin ended arrests for low-level marijuana offenses and no-knock warrants by police. Proposition A passed with nearly 86% support by voters.

Just north of Austin, Leander voters were tasked with deciding if keeping Capital Metro services, including bus and rail service, is financially worthwhile. Voters kept the service with around 60% voting in favor.


Voters in and around Dallas decided on many mayoral, city council, and school board races.

Dallas County election results can be found here

Tarrant County election results are here


In San Antonio, voters were tasked with deciding on six bond propositions. All six of them passed. The most significant was Proposition F, which includes $35 million for rental housing and $45 million to help homeowners repair damaged homes.

Money generated by the bonds will additionally go to street, sidewalk and bridge improvements, as well as drainage and flood control projects.

Complete Bexar County election results are available here

Keep in mind, the primary runoff election is Tuesday, May 24. Early voting begins on May 16 and concludes on May 20. Voters will decide on those races not determined in March, including the Republican race for attorney general.

To access more voting information, download the Spectrum News 1 app and have a look at the Texas Voter’s guide.