Special Called Meeting to Discuss Postponement of 2020 Board Elections
On March 18, 2020, Greg Abbott, the Governor of Texas, issued a proclamation suspending Sections 41.0052(a) and (b) of the Texas Election Code and Section 49.103 of the Texas Water Code to the extent necessary to allow political subdivisions that would otherwise hold elections on May 2, 2020, to move their general and special elections for 2020 only to the next uniform election date, occurring on November 3, 2020, without otherwise adjusting the term of office, and suspending Sections 31.093 and 42.0621(c) of the Texas Election Code to the extent necessary to require all county election officers, if requested by an affected political subdivision, to enter into a contract to furnish election services with any political subdivision who postponed their election to November 3, 2020, under the authority of this proclamation.
Traditionally, Dallas County has managed elections for numerous entities including City Council and School Board elections. The various entities participating in the election split the total cost associated with the election.
At its special called meeting on Thursday, March 26, the DeSoto City Council unanimously passed a resolution to move the May 2 City Council elections to the November 3 uniform election date.
The DeSoto ISD School Board will hold a special called meeting on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 5:30 PM, to discuss possibly moving the May 2 election to November 3.
Viewers can access the meeting via DeSoto ISD web site or at this direct link: