Election November 2023
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What's on the Ballot: Vote for or againstProposition A
On the constitutional election ballot, Temple voters will be asked to vote FOR or AGAINST Proposition A:
“The abolition of the additional sales and use tax within the City of Temple; and a sales and use tax is adopted within the City of Temple at a rate of one and one-half percent (1.5%). The total sales tax rate will not change.”
Date: November 7
Time: 7AM - 7PM
View a list of Election Day Polling Locations.
Oct 23 – Oct 27 • 8AM – 5PM
Oct 28 • 7AM – 7PM
Oct 29 • 12PM – 6PM
Oct 30 – Nov 3 • 7AM – 7PM
Bell County Belton Annex
550 E. 2nd Ave., Belton, TX 76513
Bell County Annex
304 Priest Dr., Killeen, TX 76541
Jackson Professional Learning Center
902 Rev. R A Abercrombie Dr., Killeen, TX 76543
Senior Center at Lions Club Park
1700 E. Stan Schlueter Loop Killeen, TX 76542
205 E. Central Avenue, Temple, TX 76501
Salado Church of Christ
217 North Stagecoach, Salado, TX 76571
Parks & Recreation Center
307 Millers Crossing, Harker Heights, TX 76548
What does my vote mean?
A vote FOR Proposition A: maintains 1.5% total sales tax rate; dedicates all local sales tax revenue to general government purposes; preserves current revenue levels.
A vote AGAINST Proposition A: maintains 1.5% total sales tax rate; makes no change to the 0.5% additional sales tax classification; may cause revenue loss from future legislative changes to tax rate calculations.
Will my tax rate change?
No. A vote FOR or AGAINST Proposition A will not change your current municipal sales tax rate of 1.5% or your current property tax rate of 61.30 cents per $100 valuation.
How is local sales tax used?
Local sales tax is used for general government purposes. Proceeds are placed in the General Fund and pay for services that include police, fire, parks, libraries, animal services and certain infrastructure improvements. The additional sales tax is currently used in this manner and will continue to be used for these purposes.
How is sales tax applied?
Sales tax is applied to the purchase of most goods and services in Texas at a maximum rate of 8.25%. The current and proposed distribution of revenue from sales tax is as follows:
|State of Texas 6.25%||State of Texas 6.25%|
|City of Temple 1.50%
(.5% ADDITIONAL; 1% GENERAL)
|City of Temple 1.50%
|Bell County 0.50%||Bell County 0.50%|
Why has a special election been called?
In 1990, Temple voters adopted an additional sales tax, creating a revenue source that is paid by residents and non-residents and used for essential city services, including public safety and quality of life. The additional sales tax is used in the calculation of the property tax voter approval rate, which was lowered by state statute in 2020. Voters are being asked to consider changing the additional sales tax use to general government purposes to simplify this process