The Huntsville City Council, at its Nov. 10, special session, voted unanimously to hold the runoff election for the mayor’s race on Saturday, Dec. 12. Early voting will begin Wednesday, Nov. 25, at the Walker County Annex.
The City Council voted to approve an Election Services Contract with Walker County to conduct the runoff election. Early voting and election day voting for all city voters will be conducted at the Walker County Annex from Nov. 25 through Dec. 8. There will be no early voting on Thanksgiving Day or the day after Thanksgiving.
Council members Keith D. Olson and Andy Brauninger garnered the two highest voting totals in the Nov. 3 regular election and will be the only names on the Dec. 12 ballot. All qualified city voters can vote for the at-large position of mayor. City voters whose registration is valid on the day they vote (early voting or election day) can vote in this election, regardless of whether they voted on Nov. 3. Questions about registration or voting by mail should be directed to Diana McRae, the Walker County tax assessor/collector and voter registrar, at (936) 436-4950. Voting by mail, curbside voting, and voter assistance, as in any election, will be available to eligible voters under the guidelines of the Texas Election Code.
The City Council will meet in another special session at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov.16, to canvass the Nov. 3 election results. Walker County Judge Danny Pierce will then swear in Ward 1 council member Joe Emmett, Ward 2 council member Tish Humphrey, Ward 3 council member Ronald Allen, and Ward 4 council member Joe Rodriquez, each of whom ran unopposed.
The City Council is expected to call the Dec. 12 runoff election by ordinance at its Nov. 17 regular meeting at 6 p.m.
For more information, visit the city’s election page at www.huntsvilletx.gov/Elections