Texas 2005 ballot measures
- All nine of the measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- Seven of the measures were approved.
- Two of the measures were defeated.
- Since 1989, an average of 15 state questions have appeared on the ballot in the odd-numbered years.
- In 2003 there were 22 proposed constitutional amendments on the Texas ballot. That number of proposed amendments set a 20-year record. 1989 was close, with 21 proposed amendments.
- Altogether, Texans have voted on 162 proposed constitutional amendments in the last 20 years.
- Texans have approved 89.5% of the constitutional amendments they've been asked to consider since 1989. In some years, every proposed amendment was approved. This includes the approval of all 19 amendments in 2001, all 22 in 2003 and all 16 in 2007.
- Conversely, 10.5% of statewide ballot questions in the past 20 years have been defeated.
On the ballot
|Proposition 1||Transportation||Creates a Texas rail relocation and improvement fund in the state treasury|
|Proposition 2||Marriage||Provides that marriage in Texas is solely the union of a man and woman|
|Proposition 3||Development||Clarifies that local economic development program loans or grants do not constitute or create debt|
|Proposition 4||Criminal trials||Authorizes judges to deny bail to defendants who violate conditions of their release|
|Proposition 5||Business reg||Authorizes the legislature to define interest rates for commercial loans|
|Proposition 6||Judiciary||Increases the size of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct|
|Proposition 7||Business reg||Authorizes advances under a reverse mortgage|
|Proposition 8||Property||Clears individual land titles by relinquishing and releasing all claims of state ownership interests|
|Proposition 9||Term limits||Provides staggered six-year terms for board members of regional mobility authorities|
State of Texas
|State executive offices||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Secretary of State | Attorney General | Comptroller | State Auditor | Commissioner of Education | Commissioner of Insurance | Commissioner of Agriculture | Commissioner of General Land Office | Chairman of Workforce Commission | Chairman of Public Utilities | Chairman of Railroad Commission |