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Issues facing state are important, and here are pro, con views

By Ken Esten Cooke— Included in this week’s edition of the Standard-Radio Post is a League of Women Voters of Texas Voters Guide. The supplement, published as a public service by this newspaper, outlines the nine propositions facing Texas voters in unbiased language and presents the arguments for and against each.

It is hoped that this guide will be useful for voters to read over, then make their choices and taken to the polls with them.

 

Voters also should be aware of new identification requirements passed by the state legislature. As outlined on the front of the guide, IDs like driver’s license or a new election identification certificate will be allowed, but not a student ID or an employer ID.

The proposition getting the most attention is Proposition 6, which will have the legislature transfer money so the state can begin addressing pressing water issues. Still, not everyone is on board, so read carefully and consider both sides.

Two propositions deal with military service, either those disabled or killed in action. Both are important to those who have served and sacrificed for our country.

Others are more specific to localities or specific situations, such as numbers 7, 8 and 9.

Still, no matter if we are personally affected by each amendment, we should exercise our right to vote.

Read the pros and cons of each issue. Make up your own mind. Then do your civic duty. Early voting begins Monday, Oct. 21, and general election day is Nov. 5.

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