McALLEN In a special election on Nov. 8, City of McAllen voters will decide on 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution and they will also vote "For" or "Against" a proposition to impose a hotel occupancy tax for the purpose of financing a performing arts center.

Here's the official ballot language:


Authorizing the City of McAllen to provide for the planning, design, development, renovation and construction of a Performing Arts Center, or operating or maintaining a Performing Arts Center, and related facilities, infrastructure and improvements including buildings, sitework, utilities, plumbing, roads, walkways, sidewalks, plazas, bridges, parking lots and/or parking garages, traffic control devices, signage, landscaping, real estate, easements, rights-of-way and other improvements necessary to build the Performing Arts Center and related facilities located in the vicinity of a convention center or facility owned by the City of McAllen; and to impose a hotel occupancy tax at the maximum rate of up to two-percent (2%) of the price paid for a room in a hotel, motel, tourist home, tourist house, tourist court, lodging house, inn, rooming house or bed and breakfast, which is located in McAllen, Texas for the purpose of financing this Venue Project.

Here are some important dates to remember for the upcoming Special Election on November 8, 2011.

?Voter Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 11, 2011

?Final Day to Accept Applications to Vote by Mail: Tuesday, November 01, 2011

?Early In Person Voting Begins: Monday, October 24, 2011

?Early In Person Voting Ends: Friday, November 04, 2011

More Information

For more information about the upcoming November 8 elections, contact the Hidalgo County Elections Division at 956-318-2570 or City Secretary in McAllen at 956-681-1020.