Cedar Park to vote on delaying May election, discuss coronavirus

Cedar Park City Council will hold its March 26 meeting via videoconference. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
Cedar Park City Council will hold its March 26 meeting via videoconference. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

Cedar Park City Council will hold its March 26 meeting via videoconference. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

Cedar Park City Council will hold its March 26 meeting via video conference, and the council will vote on a resolution to delay its local May 2 elections to Nov. 3 and will further discuss coronavirus.

The resolution would postpone the May general election to the Nov. 3 uniform election following Gov. Greg Abbott's proclamation March 18, which allows the postponement of local May elections

The local Cedar Park elections include mayor, council Place 2, council Place 4 and council Place 6. Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale, Place 2 Council Member Mel Kirkland and Place 6 Council Member Dorian Chavez are running for re-election. Place 4 Council Member Mike Guevara is not.

Travis County postponed its May 2 elections March 19, and on March 20, the Williamson County Elections Department recommended that local May 2 elections within the county be postponed.

The secretary of state requires local municipalities to adopt an order that contains the following items:

  • refers to Governor Abbot’s proclamation and the fact that the political subdivision is exercising this authority;

  • confirms the candidates' ballot filings will remain valid for the November election and the filing period will not be reopened;

  • confirms all applications for ballot by mail will remain valid due to being over 65 years old or due to disability and confirms applications for ballot by mail will be invalid due to expected absence from the country; and

  • includes the voter registration deadline of Oct. 5, the deadline to submit an application for ballot by mail of Oct. 23 and early voting dates of Oct. 19-30.


A discussion about coronavirus and the city’s declaration of a local state of disaster is also scheduled, though there is no specific action required.


Members of the public can view the meeting online, and instructions to join are in the meeting’s agenda packet.
By Taylor Girtman
After interning with Community Impact Newspaper in 2019, Taylor Girtman became a reporter for the Cedar Park and Leander edition in Feb. 2020. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2019, and she covers Cedar Park and Leander city councils.


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