Updated Nov. 8 at 8 a.m.

Proposition A, which proposed changing Houston's charter to allow City Council members to add items to meeting agendas, had a landslide victory in Houston on Nov. 7 as it passed with 83% of votes supporting the proposition.

Update Nov. 7 at 10:40 p.m.

As of 10:40 p.m., all the votes have not been tallied, but support for Proposition A has a strong lead with 83% of votes in support.

What you need to know

  • Votes in favor: 118,355
  • Votes against: 23,681
Original story posted Nov. 7 at 9:33 p.m.

Early voters in Houston have shown support for amending the city’s charter to allow members of the Houston City Council to place items on the council's weekly agenda.

What happened

After early voting results were reported during the Nov. 7 election, 83% of voters supported Houston’s Proposition A, which would amend the city’s charter to allow any three council members to place an item on the agenda. Currently, only the mayor can place items on the agenda.

The backstory

The Texas Constitution gives city councils the power to decide if a charter amendment should go before voters during the soonest possible election.

Community Impact previously reported in 2021, the Houston Charter Amendment Petition Coalition gathered the required amount of signatures for the item. However, when presented with the petition, Houston City Council ended up choosing the 2023 election date for the item, with Mayor Sylvester Turner at the time saying it would yield a higher turnout.

What’s next?

Community Impact will update this article as more election day vote totals are released. All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Visit communityimpact.com/voter-guide/election-results to see results from all local elections in your community.