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 is a seasoned journalist, having enjoyed a successful career in radio and television news before joining the world of print and Community Impact in September 2017 as editor of the Lake Travis - Westlake edition. In his spare time, Rob enjoys tasting local craft beer and can be found climbing area rock walls. He lives in Cedar Park with his wife and daughters.

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