Here's what you need to know about the 8 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution

Texas voters will decide whether to make eight additions to the Texas Constitution when the 12-day early voting period begins Monday for the Nov. 2 election.

Proposed amendments include two pandemic-inspired measures — one to preserve access to loved ones in nursing homes, and another barring state agencies or local governments from issuing orders that prohibit or limit religious gatherings.

All eight proposed amendments were approved by at least two-thirds of the Texas House and Senate during the regular session that ended in May.

If approved by a majority of voters, the amendments will be added to the document that guides the function of state government — which, after 507 approved amendments to date, is already one of the longest state constitutions in the nation.

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