The 2023 Texas Legislature passed SJR 74, which proposes to create the Centennial Parks Conservation Fund, subject to voter approval. This $1 billion fund will help secure new state parks for future Texans to enjoy, and it’s on the November 7 ballot as Proposition 14.
State parks are incredibly popular with Texas voters, so much so that a poll commissioned by the Texas Coalition for State Parks found that 77% of likely voters support Proposition 14. However, an off-year, constitutional amendment election like this one historically pulls a low voter turnout–like in 2017, when fewer than 6% of registered voters turned out for the election.
This November, you can make sure your voice is heard and your impact is felt for the generations that will come after us. Check back as we get closer to Election Day for more news about Prop 14, but in the meantime, here are some steps you can take:
- Check your voter registration here to be sure you don’t need to make any updates
- Register to vote here if you aren’t registered–last day to register for the November election is October 10
- Mark your calendar for early voting, October 23 through November 3, or Election Day, November 7
- Find polling place info, sample ballots, voting by mail information, and answers to all your election questions at VoteTexas.gov