Governor Abbott Changes Date of Primary Runoff Elections
The effects of the Coronavirus have forced the change of another previously scheduled event in Texas. This time, it's the 2020 Primary Runoff Elections being changed.
In the official proclamation, Governor Greg Abbott pushed the 2020 Primary Runoff Elections to July 14, 2020. He noted that it's the same date as the previously scheduled special election for Texas State Senate District 14.
In the official release it is noted that, "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."
Early voting for the postponed runoff primary election will begin Monday, July 6, 2020.