No president will be elected, no major party lines will be redrawn, but the Nov. 6 Election Day ballot still holds a substantial amount of importance for every citizen in the State of Texas. Early voting for the November 6 state election begins Monday. On the ballot in this election are 19 proposed amendments to the Texas State Constitution that address a number of important issues that could affect McCulloch County residents. Not all proposed amendments are relevant to the Heart of Texas, but an in-depth look at the proposed changes should give Texans more information with which they can make an informed decision at the polls. The amendments that are proposed could change the Texas Constitution, the document that protects the people in the state from the government. In an effort to inform the public in McCulloch County of the proposed changes, in this issue, is a Voters Guide published by the League of Women Voters, a non-profit bipartisan organization that is dedicated to increasing awareness of politics and political issues. By providing the information about the proposed amendments, the Brady Standard-Herald is encouraging all eligible voters to avoid the apathetic decision of not voting. Choosing not to cast a vote only allows others with special interests to bring about changes to the Constitution that may not be good for the state. Early voting can be done in the courthouse from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1-5 p.m. Early voting dates are from Monday, Oct. 22 through Friday, Nov. 2. Photo identification is required and voter registration cards are requested.