Ask the Editor: What was the local voter turnout for November elections?

On Nov. 7 voters in Lewisville and Highland Village headed to the polls to vote on local propositions.

In Lewisville, voters approved two charter amendments. In Highland Village, voters approved two bond propositions that will go toward road projects as well as parks and recreation improvements.

Voter turnout for both cities was low, with each city seeing less than 10 percent of registered voters cast a vote, according to data from the Denton County Elections Administration.

Of Highland Village’s 11,773 registered voters only 920 people voted. In Lewisville, 1,780 of the city’s 61,083 registered voters showed up.

On May 5, voters will have an opportunity to vote in the primary elections. The deadline to register to vote for the May 5 election is Feb. 5. Be sure to follow our Facebook—Community Impact Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village—and Twitter—@impactnews_lfh—accounts for more information about the upcoming election.
By Sherelle Black
Sherelle joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2014 as a reporter for the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. She was promoted in 2015 to editor of the GCS edition. In August 2017, Sherelle became the editor of the Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. Sherelle covers transportation, economic development, education and features.