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The Huntsville City Council, at its November 10, 2015 special session, voted unanimously to hold the runoff election for the mayor's race on Saturday, December 12, 2015. Early voting will begin Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 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 November 25 through December 8. There will be no early voting on Thanksgiving or the day after Thanksgiving.
Councilmembers Keith D. Olson and Andy Brauninger garnered the two highest voting totals in the November 3 regular election, and will be the only names on the December 12 ballot. The mayor is an at-large position that may be voted on by any qualified voter of the city of Huntsville. City voters whose registration is valid on the day they vote (early voting or election day) may vote in this election, regardless of whether they voted on November 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, under the guidelines of the Texas Election Code, as in any election, will be available to eligible voters.
The City Council will meet in another special session on Monday, November 16, at 6 p.m., to canvass the November 3 election results. Walker County Judge Danny Pierce will then swear in Ward 1 Councilmember Joe Emmett, Ward 2 Councilmember Tish Humphrey, Ward 3 Councilmember Ronald Allen, and Ward 4 Councilmember Joe Rodriquez, each of whom was unopposed and re-elected.
The City Council is expected to formally call the December 12 runoff election by ordinance at its November 17 regular meeting at 6 p.m.
For continuing information, visit the City's election page at www.huntsvilletx.gov/Elections, or contact the City Secretary's office at 936-291-5403 or firstname.lastname@example.org.