Arlington, Bellaire, Bellmead, Clear Creek ISD, Dripping Springs ISD, Fort Bend ISD, Friendswood, Georgetown, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, Jefferson Co. Drainage Dist. No. 7, Lubbock, McKinney, North Lamar ISD and West Lake Hills were among the first local jurisdictions to vote to delay their general and special elections until November.
Last week, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) suspended portions of the Election Code to permit local governments to postpone their general elections to November 3 from May 2 and to require county officials to enter into contracts to administer those elections if requested. He encouraged municipalities and other local governments holding elections on May 2 to postpone them.
The Hidalgo Co. elections administrator said her office will not conduct elections for any local government holding a May 2 election. Travis Co. has said the same.
SD14 special: Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt (D) has delayed her resignation to continue leading the county’s efforts to respond to COVID-19. Eckhardt automatically resigned when she announced her candidacy for the special election two weeks ago, but she continues to serve until a successor is sworn into office. Former County Judge Sam Biscoe (D) has been selected to succeed her.
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