With most of the local School District and City elections, then the party primary runoff voting, and the general election all either moved to another date, in question or undetermined it's clear the Coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the old normal for most people’s voting patterns. In Liberty County, the May 2nd City council and School Board election will now take place on November 3rd as part of the General Election. The change was made at the recommendation of Texas Governor Greg Abbott. According to Liberty County Elections Administrator Klint Bush, the only thing changing is the election date. There is no extended filling period.Starting with the City of Dayton, they have two contested City Council races. Position #1 Incumbent Wendell Null faces a challenge from Donald McDaniel, and Position #3 Incumbent Alvin Burress is challenged by Former Dayton Police Chief John Headrick. Incumbent Sherial Lawson in Position #2 does not have a challenger. Moving now to the Dayton School Board, both Position #3 incumbent trustee Thomas Payne and Position #4 incumbent board member Josh Day did not draw opponents and will get another term. Again, due to the Coronavirus threat, all elections that were scheduled for May 2nd will now take place on November 3rd with the general election.
There will be no extension of the candidate filing period on any of the ballots.