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Coppell City Council Votes to Postpone May 2, 2020 General Municipal Elections Until November 3, 2020

On March 24, the Coppell City Council voted to cancel the upcoming election for City Council Places 1 and 7 and postpone the election for Places 3 and 5 until November 3, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Secretary of State encouraged municipalities to swear in uncontested seats in May, and to postpone contested elections until November. Because Places 1 and 7 were uncontested, these elections have been canceled. Because Places 3 and 5 were contested, these elections have been postponed.

"Earlier this month, Governor Abbott sent out a proclamation suspending portions of the Texas Election Code to allow cities that had planned to hold elections on May 2 to postpone them due to the CIVID-19 pandemic," said Christel Pettinos, Coppell City Secretary. "City Council decided that postponing the election would allow the community to focus on the health and safety of their families. Council also wanted to the ensure that voters would have ample access to the candidates and public forums prior to the election and that the community would be able to safely come to the polls."

The last day to register to vote for the November 3, 2020 Election is October 5, 2020 . Early voting will be held October 19-30, 2020.The last day to apply for an absentee ballot by mail is October 23, 2020 .

For more information, contact the City Secretary's Office at citysec@coppelltx.gov or 972-304-3673.

All City of Coppell facilities, with the exception of the Coppell Justice Center, which is to remain open in case of emergency, are closed to the public through April 28, 2020, unless otherwise specified. Read more at coppelltx.gov.  

The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation, and updates will be made as new information becomes available. The City of Coppell is working closely with community partners, including Coppell ISD, to keep the community informed. Visit coppelltx.gov/coronavirus for the latest information about closures and community impacts.   

For more information about COVID-19, precautionary actions you can take or what to do if you fall ill, visit cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/