LAKEWAY Council votes to keep elections in May
The Lakeway City Council unanimously approved a resolution on Monday that would keep the city’s general election in May instead of moving it to November. Several cities have been taking up the issue as city officials look at increased costs associated with keeping the election in May versus the possible effects of a switch from spring to fall.
Councilmember Dee Ann Burns-Farrell said a move to November would make it difficult for local candidates to stand out during busy election seasons. “Put our signs out there, they’ll be lost, and the cost to the candidate could be extremely elevated,” Burns-Farrell said.
City Manager Steve Jones said the city’s elections would compete against state, county and national elections during various years. The switch also could have precluded the city from having special elections in May some years, he said.