Important dates to know for the May 2 general election in Cedar Park, Leander

(Community Impact staff)
(Community Impact staff)

(Community Impact staff)

Entities throughout the state of Texas are preparing to or have already called elections for May 2.

Jan. 15 marked the first day candidates could file to run in a local election.

Cedar Park will have a general election May 2 for the mayor and council places 2, 4 and 6. Currently, Corbin Van Arsdale serves as mayor, Mayor Pro Tem Mel Kirkland serves in Place 2, Mike Guevara serves in Place 4 and Dorian Chavez serves in Place 6.

Leander will not have a council election until 2021, since its council seats are up for election every three years.

Cedar Park and Leander voters will also head to the polls March 3 to cast ballots for candidates seeking party nominations in advance of the November general election. Guevara is running for the Republican nomination in the Texas House District 136 race. Incumbent John H. Bucy III is running for the Democratic nomination in the race. A number of Williamson and Travis county seats are up for election as well.


Here are some important dates to know as the May 2 election approaches:

Feb. 14: last day to order a general election or special election on a measure; last day to file for a place on the general election ballot (local political subdivisions only)

Feb. 18: last day to file a declaration of write-in candidacy (local political subdivisions only)

April 2: last day to register to vote

April 20: first day of early voting by personal appearance; last day to apply for a ballot by mail

April 28: last day of early voting by personal appearance

May 2: election day ends 7 p.m.; last day to receive ballot by mail; 7 p.m. deadline if carrier envelope is not postmarked

May 4: (next business day after election day) deadline to submit is at 5 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7 p.m. at the location of the election on election day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)

On election night, check www.communityimpact.com/lcp for updates on the Cedar Park general election.
By Brian Perdue
Brian Perdue is the editor of the Cedar Park-Leander edition of Community Impact Newspaper. A native of Virginia's Appalachian Mountains, he has been a journalist since 1992, living and working in Virginia, Washington D.C., Hawaii's Big Island, Southern California and Florida before moving to Austin in 2019.


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