Charter changes headed to November ballot

Charter changes headed to November ballot

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - The Lawton city council has determined the proposed changes to the city charter that will be presented to voters in November.

One change would make anyone convicted of felony embezzlement ineligible to run for mayor or council within 15 years of the conviction. Voters will also be asked to decide if they want to change the election dates for city offices, which now mirror the state schedule of primaries in June, and general elections in November. The change would move the primaries closer to the general election, August, in even numbered years, and September in odd-years.

The council rejected proposals to remove term limits for city council and the mayor. They also voted down a proposal to require all department heads to live within the city limits.

The charter changes will be on the November ballot.

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