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City of Carrollton Postpones May 2 Municipal Election to November

Post Date:03/26/2020 10:51 PM
The Carrollton City Council voted at a special meeting on Thursday, March 26 to postpone the City’s 2020 municipal election from May 2 to November 3, as the State is requiring local governments to postpone contested elections until November and swear-in uncontested candidates in May.

The postponement does not have the effect of reopening candidate filings. Any candidate who filed for the May 2 election will remain valid, and the filing period will not be reopened for the new November 3 date. All records, including candidate filings, applications to vote by mail, ballot proofs, and printed ballots will be retained and preserved.

Council seat openings with contested races will be on the November ballot and individuals who currently hold public offices that were scheduled to be on the ballot on the May 2 election will continue to exercise the duties of those offices until they are reelected for another term or new officers take their oaths of office, following the November 3 election date. Candidates running unopposed will be sworn in at the Tuesday, May 12 City Council meeting. 

Mayor Kevin Falconer is seeking reelection against challenger Zul Mohamed. Falconer will stay in place as Mayor until the November election.

Candidates Chris Axberg and Adam Polter are in the running for Place 2. As this is a contested race, current Councilmember Mike Hennefer who is not seeking a second term, will continue serving in Place 2 until the November election.

Andrew Palacios is running unopposed for Place 4. Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Frances Cruz currently serves in the Place 4 seat and is not seeking a second term; therefore, Palacios will be sworn in on May 12.  

Mayor Pro Tem Young Sung is currently serving in Place 6 and is seeking reelection unopposed, so his second term will begin in May. 

Eligible voters must be registered by Monday, October 5 to vote in the Tuesday, November 3 election. Early Voting will take place Monday, October 19 through Friday, October 30. Applications for ballot by mail must be submitted by the Friday, October 23 deadline.

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