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Texas delaying May primary runoff elections


Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation postponing the primary runoff elections until July 14, 2020 — the same date as the special election for Texas State Senate District 14. The runoff elections were originally scheduled for May 26th, but has been postponed in conjunction with the state's ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

"The postponement of this election serves to help fulfill the Governor's recent executive orders mandating certain obligation for Texans that are aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19, including the encouragement of social distancing.

"Holding the runoff in May would cause the congregation of large gatherings of people in confined spaces and cause numerous election workers to come into close proximity with others. This would threaten the health and safety of many Texans," the Governor's office said in a statement.

Early voting for the postponed runoff primary election will begin Monday, July 6, 2020.

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