The Hidalgo County Elections Department will not be conducting a May 2, 2020 election for any political subdivision, according to the Hidalgo County Elections Administrator.
The Hidalgo County Commissioner’s Court voted on this measure during their Tuesday meeting. This is in accordance with Governor Gregg Abbott’s disaster declaration coupled with a Declaration of Local Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency made by Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez that prohibits any gathering of 10 or more people, according to a news release.
Several races that are currently set for May that could be affected by this postponement include school board races for the Mission and Sharyland school districts, the Mission city council and board of directors for the Agua Special Utility District.
“A political subdivision that decides to hold their election on May 2, 2020 will be responsible for administering the election themselves,” said Hidalgo County Elections Administrator Yvonne Ramon.