Texas Elections with Unopposed Candidates, Proposition 8 (September 2003)

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The Texas Elections with Unopposed Candidates Amendment, also known as Proposition 8, was on the September 13, 2003 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure authorized the legislature to permit a person to assume office without an election if the person is the only candidate to qualify in an election for that office and the election is required by the Texas Constitution. This proposition applied to state and local political subdivisions, whereas Proposition 18, on the same ballot, applied only to local political subdivisions.[1][2]

Election results

Teas Proposition 8 (September 2003)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 781,330 56.38%
No604,38543.62%

Election results via: Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

Constitutional changes

Proposition 8 added Section 13 to Article 16 of the Texas Constitution.

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing direct democracy in Texas

As laid out in Article 17 of the Texas Constitution, in order for a proposed constitutional amendment to be placed on the ballot, the Texas State Legislature must propose the amendment in a joint resolution of both the Texas State Senate and the Texas House of Representatives. The joint resolution can originate in either the House or the Senate. The resolution must be adopted by a vote of at least two-thirds of the membership of each house of the legislature. That amounts to a minimum of 100 votes in the House of Representatives and 21 votes in the Senate.

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