Proposition A on the Austin ballot would prevent the city's police officers from enforcing laws against possessing small amounts of marijuana or from entering a property unannounced using no-knock warrants.

Austinites are voting overwhelmingly in favor of a ballot measure that would prevent the city’s police officers from enforcing laws against possessing small amounts of marijuana or from entering a property unannounced using no-knock warrants.

As of shortly before pm on Saturday, Travis County’s updated count showed Proposition A — which removes police discretion by cementing these two policies into law — had received 46,796 votes in favor, or 85.4%, while 8.022 voted against it, or 14.6%.

Prop A was Austin’s lone proposition on the Saturday ballot and generated limited buzz ahead of the vote. Following hotly contested fights in Austin elections on homeless camping in May 2020 and police officer hires last November, Prop A did not even yield an opposition campaign.

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