Round Rock City Council calls special meeting about postponed 2020 election

The Aug. 6 meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 221 E. Main St., Round Rock. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Aug. 6 meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 221 E. Main St., Round Rock. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Aug. 6 meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 221 E. Main St., Round Rock. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Round Rock City Council will meet Aug. 6 to discuss and possibly take action on the delayed local election.

In April, council voted to postpone the May 2 local election to Nov. 3 as permitted by Gov. Greg Abbott's March 18 proclamation concerning the spread of the coronavirus. Then, in July, council voted to again delay the election—this time to May 2021.


In a July 30 letter, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton weighed in on council's decision, saying "local officials cannot postpone local elections that were scheduled to be held on May 2, 2020 beyond November 3, 2020."

The Aug. 6 meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 221 E. Main St., Round Rock.
By Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Buchanan joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 after completing a master of journalism degree from the University of Texas. She worked as the senior reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition and is now the editor for the company's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition.


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