On Aug. 17, Council formally postponed its May general election to November, with the delay attributed to the coronavirus pandemic. An initial postponement was approved by council March 30.
Under Section 3.14 of the city's emergency charter, emergency ordinances can be approved under a single reading as opposed to the traditional two-reading requirement, City Attorney Dottie Palumbo said during council's Aug. 11 meeting.
Palumbo said that the March 30 postponement was valid in accordance with the charter. However, based on concerns raised surrounding the ordinance and postponement, Palumbo said she included an updated ordinance for council's consideration in August that took into account Gov. Greg Abbott's July 27 emergency order to extend the early voting period.
Following postponement of its May general election, the city of Hutto will host its general election Nov. 3.
A fourth resident, Nicole Calderone, initially filed for Hutto City Council's Place 4 position in February. However, city spokesperson Stacy Schmitt confirmed in an Aug. 18 email that Calderone's application was denied by the city secretary, adding that the application "failed to meet the form, content, and procedure requirements that the application must satisfy." Schmitt said written notice was delivered to Calderone, who said she received the rejection notice in July.
The following candidates will appear on the November ballot.
- Scott Rose (incumbent)
- Robin Sutton
- Peter Gordon (incumbent)