In Texas, constitutional amendment elections take place in odd-numbered years. In order to appear on the ballot, constitutional amendments must be approved by at least two-thirds majority in the Texas House and the Texas Senate. Proposed amendments do not need the Governor’s signature to appear on the ballot.
To become part of the Texas Constitution, constitutional amendments must be approved by at least 50% of voters in the election. In 2019, there are 10 proposed constitutional amendments.
The Texas Constitution has been amended 498 times since its adoption in 1876. It is one of the longest state constitutions in the country.
See the amendments proposed in 2019:
- “Explanatory Statements for the November 5, 2019 Constitutional Amendment Election,” Texas Secretary of State, https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/2019-explanatory-statements.pdf
- “Constitutional Amendments,” Legislative Reference Library of Texas website https://lrl.texas.gov/legis/ConstAmends/index.cfm