Update: With all precincts reporting, here are the voting results for the Lewisville charter amendments:
For: 80.98 percent, 1,256 votes
Against: 19.02 percent, 295 votes
For: 78.26 percent, 1,213 votes
Against: 21.74 percent, 337 votes
Original post: Here are the early voting results for the Lewisville charter amendments:
For: 84.92 percent, 552 votes
Against: 15.08 percent, 98 votes
If approved the city would be divided into five residential districts of a relatively equal total population, numbered according to the five Lewisville City Council seats. In order to run for a council seat, a candidate would be required to live in the corresponding district. Candidates for mayor could live anywhere within the city. Council members are elected at large for three-year terms.
If the proposition is approved, the city would not change to residential districts until future annexations totaled at least 8 percent of the city’s overall land mass, which the annexation of Castle Hills would do.
For: 80.59 percent, 523 votes
Against: 19.41 percent, 126 votes
This proposition would reflect a change in state law that allows cities to fill a council vacancy by appointment if the vacancy occurs with less than 12 months remaining in the elected term. If the remaining term is longer than 12 months, a special election would be held to fill the position. Lewisville City Charter requires all council vacancies to be filled through a special election.