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Texas Proposition 14, (1966)

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Texas Proposition 14 was on the November 8, 1966 statewide ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was accepted.

Election results

Proposition 14
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 893,798 81.8%
No197,90118.2%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary Texas voters saw on their ballot was "For the Constitutional Amendment to allow members of the Armed Forces who are residents of Texas to vote."[1]

Constitutional changes

Prop 14 repealed Section 2, subsection re: soldier voting of Article 6 of the Texas Constitution.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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