Unofficial Results of 2021 Carrollton General and Charter Elections Come In
The unofficial results for the City of Carrollton 2021 General and Charter Elections, held Saturday, May 1, have been posted.
In the City’s General Election, current Mayor Pro Tem Steve Babick won the Place 1 seat with 67.5 percent of the votes. Current Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Pat Cochran ran unopposed and was re-elected to the Place 3 seat. Babick and Cochran will be sworn in at the Tuesday, May 11 City Council meeting.
The Place 5 and Place 7 seats will be decided in a runoff election. Candidates Nancy Cline and Annette W. Reese will be on the ballot for Place 5, and H.A. “Rusty” Pendleton and D. Michelle Ocker will be on the ballot for Place 7. Early voting will be Monday, May 24 through Tuesday, June 1, and runoff Election Day voting will be Saturday, June 5 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Voters approved 12 propositions in the City’s Charter Election, also held May 1. Proposition A correcting non-substantive errors; revising and updating references to obsolete or amended provisions of state law; and conforming notice and publication requirements to state law passed with 90 percent of the votes. Proposition B deleting provisions, practices, and policies that are no longer employed by the City passed with 90 percent of the votes. Proposition C providing that candidates for an election to the City Council or appointees to Boards and Commissions be a qualified voter of the City not less than 12 months prior to filing or appointment passed with 90 percent of the votes.
Proposition D providing that partial terms of less than two years will not count towards term limits passed with 72 percent of the votes. Proposition E adopting the state law removal requirements for members of City Council passed with 76 percent of the votes. Proposition F providing that beginning with the election in 2023, no member of City Council shall be eligible for election after resignation, after a specified term of service remains, or removal from office for a period equal to the length of a term passed with 88 percent of the votes.
Proposition G providing for all elections to be held on a uniform election date passed with 85 percent of the votes. Proposition H providing for revision of duties for and requirements of the City Attorney passed with 84 percent of the votes. Proposition I providing that City Council Places 1, 3, 5, and 7 shall be reviewed not less than every five years passed with 81 percent of the votes.
Proposition J providing for one or more reasons for a recall of a City Council member passed with 83 percent of the votes. Proposition K providing for a charter review committee and qualifications of members passed with 87 percent of the votes. Proposition L providing for the prohibition of the sale of liquor in residential districts of the City if so established by the City Council by Ordinance passed with 55 percent of the votes.
Election results remain unofficial until they are canvassed at the May 11 City Council meeting.
All registered voters eligible to participate in City of Carrollton elections may vote in the runoff election; a voter may participate in the runoff even if they did not vote in the May 1 General Election. Votes cast in the May 1 election do not carry over to the runoff election.
For more information on the 2021 election results or for details regarding the upcoming runoff election, visit cityofcarrollton.com/elections.