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.