The last day for early voting is Nov. 3, before Election Day is held Nov. 7. In Pflugerville, voters will decide on changes to the city charter in a special election as well as new tax rates for Pflugerville ISD for fiscal year 2023-24.

What Pflugerville residents need to know

In the special election, approved by City Council Aug. 8, Proposition A asks voters to decide whether or not Council members should be compensated.

The proposed pay is $9000 for Council members annually and $12,000 for the mayor.

Council members agreed in the August meeting that a charter amendment would provide compensation similar to surrounding cities like Round Rock, which currently pays its Council members and mayor $9,000 and $12,000, respectfully.

Voters will also be asked in Proposition B if the city’s executive assistant to City Council position, which is currently empty, should be removed from the books.

The PfISD voter-approval tax ratification election asks voters to approve the proposed $1.1092 tax rate for FY 2023-24, which is lower than the current rate of $1.2646.

The VATRE aims to arm the school district with funding for teacher raises, attempting to keep pace with inflation rates as state funding shifts have reduced the amount of local tax revenue available for school districts.

If approved, there would be $6.4 million in new tax revenue for the district, allowing for a 3% compensation increase for staff.

If the new tax rate is not approved, the district is expecting a $2.94 million budget deficit and the tax rate will decrease from the current $1.2646 to $1.0392.

PfISD taxpayers will see a decrease in the new tax rate regardless if the VATRE passes.

There are no City Council or school board seats up for election on the November 2023 ballot.

Also on the ballot

Voters will also find 14 statewide propositions regarding proposed amendments to the state constitution.

The ballot for Williamson County includes two bond propositions totaling $884 million intended for roads, parks and recreation.

The Travis County ballot also includes two bond propositions for $509.5 million in roads and park improvements.

One more thing

Early voting and election day voting locations for Travis County can be found here.

Williamson County locations for early voting can be found here and election day voting polls found here.