Results are in for the Tuesday, Nov. 5, state constitutional election that also saw several local propositions and races on the ballot.
Of interest in Waxahachie was the ballot item, Proposition A, which sought to change the city charter relating to city council elections to where seats would have an assigned number, or position-place, which would move the process away from its current, at-large system. The measure also would allow for run-offs for contested seats if no one candidate for that seat drew more than 50-percent of the vote.
Voters approved the change to position-place by 76.78-percent to 23.22-percent margin, with 1,987 votes for the change and 601 votes against.
A total of 2,588 ballots were cast on the proposition, with 40 absentee (37 for, 3 against), 857 early voting in-person (634 for, 223 against) and 1,691 Election Day (1,316 for, 375 against).
Of the 10 state constitutional amendment items, Ellis County voters approved all but No. 1, which would have allowed municipal judges to hold more than one office. This voting pattern was replicated throughout the state, with all but No.1 passing.
In other cities in Ellis County, Bardwell held a council election; Ennis passed its CCPC Prop A ballot item; Glenn Heights held a council election; Ovilla voters rejected all five propositions on their local ballot.
To download PDFs of voting results in Ellis County, visit http://www.co.ellis.tx.us/810/November-5-2019-Constitutional-and-Joint.
For more information on the constitutional amendments, visit https://results.texas-election.com/races.