Coronavirus: Abilene Delays May 2nd ElectionPress Release
ABILENE, TX – The City of Abilene announced it will be postponing its May 2nd Election. The decision will impact municipal and school board elections.
According to KTXS, the delay will be approved at Thursday’s meeting.
"We can put politics aside and focus on what’s best for this community," said Mayor Anthony Williams. "We don’t know what date it will be but it will not be May 2."
Taylor County Judge Downing Bolls announced on Wednesday the county would not be running the elections as they have done in the past. Most of the poll workers are 50-plus which puts them in the high-risk category, stated Bolls.
"They can hold their election if they choose to do so, but they won’t be using county election machines and county workers and things like that to do it," Bolls said. "We're not going to put those people at risk."
Merkel ISD voted on Monday to delay the school board election until November 3 and Wylie ISD is expected to adopt the same measures at an April 13 meeting.
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