Paper ballot or electronic ballot was the start of the Tuesday, Nov. 5 election. In Duval County, residents were voting on the constitutional amendements and residents of City of Freer casted their voted for two alderman to represent them on the City Council. Results are not finalized until they are officially counted.


Duval County – City of Freer


City of Freer Alderman place 3


Martin Martinez Jr. - 275 votes ( 81.85 percent) Winner


Lauro Bazan Jr. - 61 votes ( 18.15 percent)


City of Freer Alderman Place 4


Fernando A. Carballeria - 184 votes ( 54.76 percent)Winner


Mateo A. Trevino - 152 votes ( 45.24 percent)


Constitutional Amendments in Duval County


State of Texas Proposition 1 – The constitutional amendment permitting a person to hold more than one office as a municipal judge at the same time.


For 148 votes (36.27 percent)


Against 260 votes (63.73 percent) Winner


State of Texas Proposition 2 – The constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board in an amount not to exceed $200 million to provide financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas.


For 294 votes (73.87 percent) Winner


Against 104 votes (26.13 percent)


State of Texas Proposition 3 – The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster.


For 333 votes (83.25 percent) Winner


Against 67 votes (16.75 percent)


State of Texas Proposition 4 – The constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual's share of partnership and unincorporated association income.


For 316 votes (76.51 percent) Winner


Against 97 votes (23.49 percent)


State of Texas Proposition 5 – The constitutional amendment dedicating the revenue received from the existing state sales and use taxes that are imposed on sporting goods to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission to protect Texas' natural areas, water quality, and history by acquiring, managing, and improving state and local parks and historic sites while not increasing the rate of the state sales and use taxes.


For 339 votes (83.70 percent) Winner


Against 66 votes (16.30 percent)


State of Texas Proposition 6 – The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to increase by $3 million the maximum bond amount authorized for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.


For 330 votes (81.89 percent) Winner


Against 73 votes (18.11 percent)


State of Texas Proposition 7 – The constitutional amendment allowing increased distributions to the available school fund.


For 347 votes (84.22 percent) Winner


Against 65 votes (15.78 percent)


State of Texas Proposition 8 – The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the flood infrastructure fund to assist in the financing of drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects.


For 334 votes (82.67 percent) Winner


Against 70 votes (17.33 percent)


State of Texas Proposition 9 – The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation precious metal held in a precious metal depository located in this state.


For 242 votes (62.37 percent) Winner


Against 146 votes (37.63 percent)


State of Texas Proposition 10 – The constitutional amendment to allow the transfer of a law enforcement animal to a qualified caretaker in certain circumstances.


For 374 votes (91.67 percent) Winner


Against 34 votes (8.33 percent)