Normally there’s not much interest in Texas Constitutional Amendment Elections. However, Jasper County Clerk Debbie Newman said that was not the case this time around.
According to Newman, a total of 3,145 people turned out for the election and the main point of interest was Proposition #4, which prohibits the Texas Legislature from adopting or initiating a State Income Tax.
When the votes were in, residents of Jasper County very closely followed the trend across the state, with 84 % voting for the proposition opposing a State Income Tax while roughly 11.3% voting against the measure. A total of 2,771 voted for the measure and 353 voted against.
Across the state, 1,466,994 or 74% or voted for the proposition and 504,848, or 25% voted against the measure.
Other results here in Jasper County are as follows: