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3/27/20 – We understand from an article in the Community Impact that the School Board has scheduled their elections for November 3rd as well.
3/25/20 – The City Council at their meeting yesterday has voted to delay the May elections until November 3rd.
Here are some details we received in the newsletter from Council Person Steve Fought:
“The Council made that decision at the 24 March Council Meeting, following considerable debate. There were three general arguments:
1. Delay the decision to make the change until we had more information.
2. Move the date, but make it a date earlier than November, so as not to mix the local election with the national election.
3. Move the date to November so as to coincide with the national elections.*
I voted in favor of changing the date to November and making it coincide with the national elections because:
1. That gives voters the most time to get to know the candidates and understand their positions.
2. Making the local election coincide with the national election would most likely assure the highest voter turnout.
3. Having 1 election for local and national offices, would save $ and probably generate more attention, and less frustration or “election fatigue”, than having 2 independent elections.”
Mr. Fought went on to say…
“*As the Council was considering moving the date of the election, Williamson County, which administers city elections, announced “…A political subdivision that opts not to postpone their election to November 3, 2020 will be responsible for administrating the elections themselves…”. Since it would be impossible for the City of Georgetown to administer an election by itself, this edict was essentially a mandate to the City to move the election to 3 November.”