Hutto City Council voted 5-2 to postpone its May elections to November, following Williamson County's March 18 announcement it would not support May elections. Council Members Mike Snyder and Tanner Rose voted against the motion. The May 2 elections, including those for both city officials and Hutto ISD, have been delayed until Nov. 3.
As confirmed by city staff March 30, it would cost Hutto between $20,000-$24,000 to host the election on its own without county assistance. Under general circumstances and with county assistance, Hutto contributes between $10,000-$12,000 to run an election.
Earlier in the meeting during public comment, Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said that with all of the public health concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic, elections are not a top priority at this time. Gravell also confirmed March 30 that the first case of coronavirus had been confirmed in Hutto the same day.
“These are not normal days that we are in. These are extraordinary days that we are in," Gravell said.