If you want to vote for lower taxes, you must register today

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The Texas flag waving in the wind.

10/05/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff

Today is the deadline for Texans to register to vote in the November 3 election. And while you may expect to have a full day helping clients and learning about new closing rules, there are a few reasons why it’s important for you to take action today.

Your industry is on the ballot. Proposition 1 on the statewide ballot will lower homeowners’ property taxes by increasing the state-mandated homestead exemption, and it prohibits state and local governments from imposing a tax on real estate transactions. This means Texans will never have to pay a sales tax when buying or selling property in Texas. Learn more at texansforprop1.com.

To set a great example. Your clients trust your advice, so they may be waiting to follow your lead. Plus, you can explain how voting for Proposition 1 benefits them—but they can't vote for it if they aren't registered. 

Because registering is easy. If you’ve never registered to vote in Texas, just fill out and submit this online application. If you moved since you last voted, click here to find out if you’re still registered.

Categories: Governmental Affairs
Tags: governmental affairs, vote, election


Comments

Ziad Taha on 10/05/2015

Stop charging homeowners so much taxes.

Tom Morgan on 10/05/2015

Thank you for the reminder!  I have recently moved, and this helps me to remember that I need to update my registration.


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