March 19, 2020 •
Texas Governor Encourages Local Governments to Postpone Uniform Election
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation on March 18 allowing local governments the option to postpone the May 2 uniform election until November 3.
If a local election is postponed until November, it will postpone Texas Ethics Commission filing deadlines associated with that election.
However, if a political subdivision opts to hold local elections on May 2, the deadlines for campaign finance reports filed by candidates, officeholders, and PACs for races or measures on the May 2 ballots remain the same.
The Texas Ethics Commission does not have the statutory authority to extend these types of filing deadlines.
The 30-day pre-election report for the May 2 uniform election is due by April 2.
The eight-day pre-election report is due by April 24.
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