Elec­tions mov­ing to Novem­ber

Austin American-Statesman - - COMMUNITY NEWS - — ES­THER RO­BARDS-FORBES, WEST­LAKE PICAYUNE

Faced with mov­ing its elec­tion date or higher costs, Rolling­wood of­fi­cials chose the cheaper op­tion.

Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties through­out Cen­tral Texas are hav­ing to choose be­tween their tra­di­tional May mu­nic­i­pal elec­tion dates or move to Novem­ber. Rolling­wood re­cently opted to fol­low Austin, the Austin school district and many other mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties in mov­ing its elec­tion to Novem­ber.

With­out other cities to share the cost of the elec­tion, Travis County elec­tion of­fi­cials have in­di­cated that costs to in­di­vid­ual cities could in­crease by five or 10 times the cur­rent rates, and the costs are un­pre­dictable with­out know­ing which en­ti­ties would hold their elec­tions when.

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