Stow voters on Tuesday decided in favor of a proposed charter amendment which proponents said was intended to close a loophole regarding term limits for the municipality’s elected offices.

The proposal, which appeared as Issue 27 on the General Election ballot, was approved by a tally of 11,994 votes to 2,563 votes, according to final, but unofficial results from the Summit County Board of Elections.

Currently the charter states that "no elected official shall serve more than eight consecutive years in the same elected office." On the ballot, voters saw the proposed addition of the following language to that sentence: "or be elected to more than two consecutive four-year terms in the same elected office for the offices of Mayor, Finance Director and Law Director and no more than four consecutive two-year terms in the same elected office for the offices of City Council, Ward or At-Large."