Abbott postpones May runoff
As part of the state’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday officially postponed the May 26 runoff primary election.
It is now scheduled for July 14, the same day a special election will be held for Texas state senate District 14.
A press release from the governor’s office stated that the postponement of the election helps fulfill Abbott’s recent executive orders that are aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, including the encouragement of social distancing.
“Holding the runoff in May would cause the congregation of large gatherings of people in confined spaces and cause numerous election workers to come into close proximity with others,” the press release stated. “This would threaten the health and safety of many Texans.”
Early voting for the postponed election will begin on Monday, July 16.
Two seats on the Commissioners Court will be on the ballot.
David Cook and Kevin Andrews are competing for the Precinct 1 spot, and Mike Lang and Jack Wilson are in a runoff for the Precinct 3 post.
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