City of Conroe pushes May elections to November

Several positions in Conroe City Council are up for re-election this year, including mayor. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Several positions in Conroe City Council are up for re-election this year, including mayor. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

Several positions in Conroe City Council are up for re-election this year, including mayor. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)



Officials with the city of Conroe have opted to move the May general elections and special election to Nov. 3.

Conroe City Council members voted unanimously to push elections back because of the coronavirus at a teleconference March 26. The vote follows Gov. Greg Abbott’s March 18 proclamation that gave local municipalities the ability to postpone elections.

Council members discussed the issue for about 20 minutes, weighing the pros and cons of rescheduling and possibly moving the special election to June. Council ultimately decided the best decision would be to postpone till Nov. 3.

"If we had [May elections], it wouldn't give us time for general campaigning," said Council Member Raymond McDonald, whose position is not up for re-election. "They need to be joined together in November as much as that is a difficulty for all involved."


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By Eva Vigh
Eva Vigh joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 as a reporter for Spring and Klein. Prior to this position, she covered upstream oil and gas news for a drilling contractors' association.