Elections this Saturday, May 7 for City of Devine, City of Lytle, Devine ISD and Statewide

Four different elections are taking place this Saturday, May 7, 2022 in our area. City of Devine voters in District 4 can vote, all voters in Devine ISD can vote, and all voters in the City of Lytle can vote in those elections. Statewide all voters can vote in the Special Constitutional Amendment elections hosted in their county.

All polls are open 7:00 am to 7:00 p.m. on election day.
Devine ISD
Three candidates are running for two at-large positions. Incumbents Chris Davis and Renee Frieda filed re-election, and are joined by Brenda Burford. All Devine ISD voters can vote in the at large election for two people.
Voting will be held at City Hall, located at 303 S. Teel Dr. in Devine.
City of Devine
District 4 and Josh Ritchey, Cassandra Maldonado, and Woodrow Wilburn, are running for the seat, as Kathy Lawler chose to not rerun.
Voting will be held at City Hall, located at 303 S. Teel Dr. in Devine.
City of Lytle
Up for election are City of Lytle Aldermen for Districts 4 & 5 and the Mayor.
Incumbent Mayor Ruben Gonzalez faces challenger Tom Cate.
Newcomers Michael Rodriguez and Marshall D. Witter are facing off for the District 4 seat after incumbent Jerry Stone did not file for re-election. District 5 Councilman Charles Cate is unopposed.
All voting will be at the Lytle City Hall located at 14916 Main Street on this Saturday, May 7 with polls open 7:00 am to 7:00 p.m.
The Special Statewide Constitutional Amendment election is a statewide election, so all voters in each county can participate in it.
Medina County voters can vote in various locations across the county including in Devine at the Community Center and in Natalia at the First Baptist Church.
Atascosa County voters can vote across the county including in Lytle at JP Pct. #2, 1567 FM 3175, Lytle, Texas.
According to the Texas Secretary of State website, Proposition Number 1 proposes an amendment authorizing the Texas Legislature to reduce the amount of a limitation on the total property tax amount that could be imposed for elementary and secondary public school purposes on the home residence of someone who is elderly or disabled.
This would be done to reflect statutory reductions in the maximum compressed rate of the maintenance and operations taxes imposed on one’s homestead from the previous year.
Proposition Number 2 proposes an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from property taxes for public school purposes from $25,000 to $40,000.