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Posted on: April 6, 2020

May 2, 2020 General Election Postponed

On March 26, 2020, the Big Lake City Council convened in a special called meeting to discuss the postponement of the General Election to be held May 2, 2020.  At that time, the City Council voted unanimously to postpone the election until the General Election on November 3, 2020.  City Council members exercised its authority as granted by Governor Abbott’s proclamation issued March 18, 2020. 

By postponing their election date, the political subdivision is preserving all candidate filings and ballot order actions that have already been taken. The postponement does not have the effect of reopening candidate filings.

All applications for ballot by mail (ABBMs) that were filed for the May 2, 2020 election that are marked annual would apply for the November 3, 2020 election. All single use applications for ballot by mail that were submitted for reasons of age or disability would still be valid for the November 3, 2020 election. All applications for ballot by mail based on expected absence from the county would not be valid for the postponed election.  

The major relevant dates for the November 3, 2020, election will take effect.  Voter registration deadline to vote in the November, 2020 election is October 5, 2020.  The deadline to submit an application for ballot by mail is October 23, 2020.  The date for early voting is October 19 through October 30, 2020.

Under Art. XVI, Sec. 17 of the Texas Constitution, the individuals who currently hold public offices that are scheduled to be on the ballot on the May uniform election date will continue to exercise the duties of those offices until the new officers take their oaths of office, following the November uniform election date.


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