On Monday, March 23, 2020 the Haltom City Council returned to the Regular Meeting after an Executive Session and voted unanimously to postpone the May 2, 2020 General and Special Election and reschedule it for November 3, 2020, or on an amended date ordered by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
Haltom City contracts with Tarrant County Elections. Most of the cities in Tarrant County have also moved their elections to the November date due to local, county and state COVID-19 emergency declarations & executive orders.
The following is a list of details pertaining to the postponement of the elections:
- No candidates may file an application in lieu of this extension. The ballot order that was drawn in February remains the same.
- The State Comptroller has issued a letter allowing the previous expiration date of the Street Maintenance Tax, which is on the ballot, to be extended from September 30, 2020 to December 31, 2020. The City is required to finalize the canvassing of the Special Election votes and submit the results of the Street Maintenance Tax to the State Comptroller by November 20, 2020.
- Several cities are reaching out to the Governor’s office to request an alternate date to hold their municipal elections prior to the November federal, state, and county elections to prevent long voting lines, voter ballot fatigue and the bi-partisan election situation.
If a substitute election date by the Governor is allowed for cities to use, citizens of Haltom City will be notified as soon as possible about polling location, dates and times. We appreciate your patience with this situation and hopefully things will get back to normal soon.