Secretary of State: A little more than 12.5 percent of Travis County voters marked a ballot on propositions

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Just over 12 1/2 percent of Travis County voters made a choice on the state’s seven successful constitutional amendments, according to voter turnout numbers posted on the Secretary of State’s website Nov. 8.

The total registered voter pool in Travis County for the Nov. 7 election was 751,541.
Among the seven state amendment choices, the average voter turnout was 12.57 percent.

The highest turnout of 12.90% was for Proposition 1 which broadens the scope of homestead ad valorem tax exemption for disabled veteran or spouse, according to the SOS website.

The fewest voters, 12.22 percent made a choice for Proposition 5 which permits additional professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct raffles, the site showed.

In comparison, statewide, voter turnout for the propositions was 5.63 percent, or 358,049 of 15,009,137 registered voters across the state’s 7,212 precincts.

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Rob Maxwell
Rob Maxwell joined the world of print journalism and Community Impact in Sept. 2017 as editor of the Lake Travis - Westlake edition. He previously enjoyed a successful and rewarding career in radio and television news. In his spare time, Rob can be found scoping out area climbing walls and hiking trails. He lives in Cedar Park with his wife and daughters and looks forward to receiving his LCP edition of Community Impact Newspaper every month.
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