A lone Democrat and six Republicans are going head-to-head today to see which one replaces John Zerwas as representative in Texas House District 28.
Polls close at 7 p.m.
Fort Bend County residents may cast ballots for 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution.
Voters may cast ballots at any polling site in the county.
A total of 30,639 voters cast ballots during early voting.
Of those, 28,702 cast ballots in person. Another 1,937 voted by mail. Some 3,249 voters requested ballots by mail.
House District 28, which stretches from Katy to Rosenberg and from Simonton to Houston, has been represented by Dr. John Zerwas since 2006.
Seeking to replace Zerwas are Dr. Eliz Markowitz, the lone Democratic candidate, and Republicans Tricia Krenek, Gary Gates, Clinton Purnell, Dr. Anna Allred, Gary Hale and Sarah Laningham.
The 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution are as follows:
• Proposition 1 would amend the Texas Constitution to allow a municipal judge to be elected in more than one jurisdiction.
• Proposition 2 would allow the Water Development Board to issue bonds from the Economically Distressed Areas Program (EDAP) to develop water supply and sewer projects in economically depressed areas of the state.
• Proposition 3 would allow the Texas Legislature to give a temporary property tax exemption in a disaster area.
• Proposition 4 would prohibit the Texas Legislature from establishing à personal state income tax.
• Proposition 5 would require the Legislature to allocate sales tax revenue from sporting goods sales to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission.
• Proposition 6 would authorize the Legislature to double the maximum bond amount for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to $6 billion.
• Proposition 7 would double the amount of money that the General Land Office could distribute to the Available School Fund to $600 million.
• Proposition 8 would create a Flood Infrastructure Fund to assist in financing drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control products.
• Proposition 9 would authorize the legislature to exempt precious metals held in a Texan precious metal depository to be exempted from property taxes.
• Proposition 10 would allow the transfer of a law enforcement animal to a qualified caretaker in certain circumstances.