DALLAS — Nov. 2 is Election Day in Texas.
Democrat and Republican voters will cast their ballots for several items, including eight constitutional amendments at the state level - some of which were borne out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A number of local bond propositions are also up for a vote this cycle, including Fort Worth, Azel, Carroll, Allen, Highland Park and Pilot Point ISDs.
Voters will also decide on several city council positions, and Mesquite will be electing a new mayor.
WFAA is tracking election results from the four big counties: Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton. We will also have results from Ellis, Hood, Parker, Rockwall and Wise counties.
Don't see your specific race listed? Go to wfaa.com/elections for a full list.
Below is a list of races to watch, along with some info about them:
FORT WORTH ISD BOND
This is a $1.5 billion bond - the biggest bond proposal in district history.
The bond would bring renovations to the middle schools, build a new elementary school and upgrade some athletic/ fine arts facilities - without raising property taxes.
As of 10:45pm Tuesday Prop A had a margin of 134 votes in favor of passing with four vote centers yet to be counted.
The other propositions had much larger margins in opposition of the proposals as of late Tuesday and more than likely to fail.
Prop B would have allocated $98 million for construction, acquisition, and upgrades to fine arts facilities and auditoriums. Prop C would have allocated $104 million toward construction and upgrades to stadiums in the district. And, Prop D would have allocated $76 million toward construction, renovation, and upgrades to recreational facilities and turf replacement at athletic stadiums.
The last bond election in the district was in 2017 for $750 million and was passed by voters with a more than 70% approval rating.
In a race that received national attention, former teacher and community volunteer Stephanie Williams squared off against Southlake Families PAC-backed candidate Andrew Yeager in a special election to fill a vacant Carroll ISD board seat.
Tension over a Cultural Competency Action Plan drove high-voter turnout in Southlake where Carroll ISD has an open schoolboard spot. Nearly 30% of all in-person votes in Tarrant County were at Southlake Town Hall.
Some racially-charged incidents have made news in the district in recent years, notably the fight over the diversity and equality plan a group of parents are resisting.
After 100% votes were in Tuesday night, Yeager was victorious with 65% of the vote.
Proposition 3 is the proposed constitutional amendment that would prevent the state or a political subdivision of the state from prohibiting or limiting religious services or religious organizations.
Proposition 3 is a proposed constitutional amendment that would establish a right for residents of certain facilities to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visitation.
MESQUITE RACE FOR MAYOR
Incumbent Mayor Bruce Archer is not seeking a second term.
Ron Ward - the first Black candidate ever to seek this office - is up against Dan Aleman, who is Dist. 6 councilman - and could be the city's first Hispanic mayor.