Texas 2009 ballot measures

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Eleven statewide ballot measures were on the November 3, 2009 ballot in Texas.

Historical facts

  • 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

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Gov't finances Authorizes the acquisition of open spaces adjacent to military installations Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Taxes Provides for the taxation of a residence on basis of value Approveda
LRCA Proposition 3 Property Provides for uniform standards and procedures for the appraisal of property Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Education Establishes the national research university fund Approveda
LRCA Proposition 5 Taxes Authorizes a single board of equalization for two or more adjoining appraisal entities Approveda
LRCA Proposition 6 Bonds Issues bonds in amounts equal to or less than previously authorized Approveda
LRCA Proposition 7 Admin of gov't Allows members of the state militia to hold other civil offices Approveda
LRCA Proposition 8 Veterans Authorizes the state to give money to veterans hospitals Approveda
LRCA Proposition 9 Property Protects the right of the public to access public beaches Approveda
LRCA Proposition 10 Term limits Provides that members of board of emergency service districts have four year term limits Approveda
LRCA Proposition 11 Eminent domain Limits the taking private property for public use Approveda

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