Constitutional Election 2021

The State of Texas holds a Constitutional Election in November of odd-years. These are necessary because there is no process for citizen initiated amendments; the only way to change the state Constitution is through statewide voting on proposed amendments added by the state Legislature.

This year's Constitutional Election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, with Early Voting starting on October 18. Below is a listing of the proposed amendments as of June 2021. Amendment information courtesy Ballotpedia.com. 

Title

Subject

Description

Religion

Amends the Texas Constitution to prohibit the state or any political subdivision from enacting a law, rule, order, or proclamation that limits religious services or organizations

Taxes

Amends the Texas Constitution to allow the legislature to extend a homestead tax limit for surviving spouses of disabled individuals as long as the spouse is 55 years old and resides at the home

State Judiciary

Changes the eligibility requirements for the following judicial offices: a justice of the supreme court, a judge of the court of criminal appeals, a justice of a court of appeals, and a district judge

State Judiciary

Authorizes the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct to accept and investigate complaints and reports against candidates running for state judicial office

Taxes and Veterans

Amends the Texas Constitution to allow the legislature to apply a homestead tax exemption for surviving spouses of members of the military to those fatally injured in the line of duty

Gambling

Authorizes professional sports team charitable organizations to conduct raffles at rodeo venues

Healthcare and Constitutional Rights

Amends the Texas Constitution to state that residents of nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, or state-supported living centers have a right to designate an essential caregiver that may not be prohibited from visiting the resident

Bond Issues

Authorizes a county to issue bonds to fund infrastructure and transportation projects in undeveloped and blighted areas