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Vote Early, Vote Green

October 24th, 2011

Whether you live in Travis County or elsewhere, there are plenty of reasons to vote in the November election.

If you live in Travis County, do the Texas Two Stepand boot scoot on over to vote early and in support of two key county conservation propositions.  Then, take the time to cast a yes vote on Proposition 8 on the Texas Constitutional Amendment ballot.

Early voting starts Monday, Oct. 24 and runs through Nov. 4, 2011.  Election Day is Nov. 8, 2011.

Texas Two Step – Travis County Propositions 1 and 2 (TLCV recommends yes votes on both propositions.)

Travis County bond propositions 1 and 2 offer environmental and transportation benefits for Travis County residents. A vote yes on these two propositions would reduce traffic, improve mobility and safety while protecting our drinking water, preserving water quality and protecting working farms, ranches and locally grown food sources.

Proposition 1 is for safety improvements on roadways and bridges, flood prevention, safer routes to schools, and sidewalks. ($132,840,000)

Proposition 2 is for land conservation efforts, improved and increased parklands, and protection of our water quality and water supply. ($82,105,000)

These two bond projects are located throughout unincorporated areas of Travis County, and they support existing long-term plans for sustainable growth in the region.  Both Propositions 1 and 2 are endorsed by the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce as well as a diverse and broad based collection of political, conservation and community groups and leaders.

Visit the Travis County Clerk’s website for a full list of early voting locations, mobile voting units and election day precinct polling locations.

Texas’ constitutional amendment elections don’t always grab the headlines, but this year’s election is one that includes “a must vote yes” proposition. 

Proposition 8 – Water Stewardship Amendment (TLCV recommends a YES vote.)

Access to a clean, reliable water supply is critical to every Texas family, business and community. How we ensure Texans are prepared to meet future water needs is a critical public policy concern. The Water Stewardship Amendment (Proposition 8 on the Nov. 8 ballot) will help Texas:

• Secure a reliable supply of water for our children and grandchildren
• Protect water quality in our streams, rivers and aquifers
• Increase our water supply, which will help keep water rates affordable
• Enhance water conservation by encouraging more efficient water usage

Proposition 8 was passed unanimously by the Texas Legislature and had the support of both Republicans and Democrats.  It’s bipartisan and enjoys broad based support from Texans statewide, including farmers, ranchers, landowners, taxpayers’ organizations and conservation groups like TLCV.

Learn more about Proposition 8 and read endorsements from the state’s major daily newspapers online here and watch “Kink in the Hose” by clicking on the video screenshot above.

Vote Early, Vote Yes

Early voting begins today, Monday, Oct. 24 and runs through Friday, Nov. 4, 2011.  Visit the Texas Secretary of State’s Office Votexas website for more details and links to early voting locations across the state, ballot by mail deadlines and a complete look at what’s on the ballot for the Nov. 8, 2011 Constitutional Amendment election.