Governor Abbott Issues Proclamation allowing for postponement of Local Elections set for May 2, 2020. (news article)
May 2, 2020 General Election Cancelled
Due to unopposed candidates, the May Election was cancelled at the March 10, 2020 City Council meeting. The unopposed candidates who were certified as being elected to office are as follows:
- Council Place 1 - Jim Smith
- Council Place 3 - Sue Wenger
- Council Place 5 - Pat O. Hill
- Council Place 7 - Clint D. Narmore
These candidates are scheduled to receive their certification and take their official oath of office at the May 2020 City Council meeting.
The City Secretary serves as the Chief Election Official for the City of Lake Worth and is responsible for conducting all City elections as prescribed by the Election Code of the State of Texas. Municipal elections are held on the first Saturday in May of each year, as authorized by state law.
The Lake Worth City Council is composed of a Mayor and seven Council members. While there are seven Council places, they are not divided into geographic districts. Each Council member is elected at-large and represents the entire community. The mayor and Council members in Places 2, 4 and 6 are elected in odd-numbered years. Council members in Places 1, 3, 5 and 7 are elected in even-numbered years.
- Mayor and Council Places 2, 4 and 6 are elected in odd-numbered years on the first Saturday in May.
- Council Places 1, 3, 5 and 7 are elected in even-numbered years on the first Saturday in May.