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Update: Early voting begins Monday, photo IDs now required, water issues on ballot

By Cassandra Webb, cwebb@ktxs.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 11:16:52 AM CST
Updated On: Oct 22 2013 09:12:30 AM CDT


ABILENE, Texas -

Early voting begins Monday and ends Nov. 1st.

On the ballot is Abilene Independent School District's $87.7 million bond issue, and you're also going to be able to vote on some changes to the Texas Constitution. One of those propositions also regards water resources in Texas.

Texas State Proposition 6 provides $2 billion to help fund the state of Texas water plan approved by the State Water Board, including the Big Country's Cedar Ridge Reservoir.

It will help pay for Texas water projects, in part by using money from the state's "rainy day" fund.

The Abilene Chamber of Commerce has come out in support of this ballot initiative.

"The board wanted to make sure our 1,200 members knew that this was an important issue for the growth of the state, potentially for the growth of Abilene and that it was a business issue and we feel like it was a pro-business issue because water is essential to being able to grow new jobs in the region," said Jason Smith, president and CEO of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce.

One new requirement for Texas voters is having to show a photo ID to vote.

Some examples of acceptable identification are a driver's license, military ID card or U.S. passport.

For a list of location where you can cast your vote, click here.