Missouri City extends early voting hours for runoff race

Missouri City is extending early voting in its Dec. 12 runoff elections beginning Dec. 5. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Missouri City is extending early voting in its Dec. 12 runoff elections beginning Dec. 5. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Missouri City is extending early voting in its Dec. 12 runoff elections beginning Dec. 5. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Missouri City is extending early voting in its Dec. 12 runoff elections beginning Dec. 5. The runoff, which was the result of multiple candidates failing to garner more than 50% of the vote, includes both the mayoral race and at-large Position 2 of City Council on the ballot.

On Dec. 5, voting hours at the Community Center in the City Hall Complex will extend until 7 p.m. On Dec. 6, voting hours will run from noon-5 p.m. at the Community Center and Quail Valley Fund Office. On Dec. 7 and 8, voting hours at the Community Center are extended until 9 p.m.



“We are excited to share this resolution with city residents, as this mutual agreement ensures that our voters will have additional opportunities to cast early ballots in the Dec. 12 runoff election,” said Mayor Yolanda Ford, who is on the ballot for re-election. In the mayoral race, Ford received 49.92% of the vote, while former City Council Member Robin Elackatt garnered 29.8% of the vote.

In the race for at-large Position 2, incumbent City Council Member Chris Preston and challenger Lynn Clouser will be in the runoff. Clouser received 46.07% of the vote, while Preston received 42.61%.

The voting extension announcement comes two days after the city announced its intent to sue Fort Bend County for “disenfranchising citizens” in a Missouri City press release.

By Laura Aebi

Editor, Katy and Sugar Land/Missouri City

Laura joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2020 after a few years in the public relations industry. Laura graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Originally from North Texas, Laura relocated to Houston after spending three years in Pacific Northwest. Previously, she interned with two radio stations in Central Texas and held the role of features editor at the San Marcos Daily Record. Laura writes about local government, development, transportation, education, real estate and small businesses in these communities.