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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Missouri City Prepares for Runoff Contests in Tumultuous Election Cycle

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In a 2020 General Election cycle marked by residents voicing serious concerns about Fort Bend County mail-in ballots that were missing City candidates, inoperable machines during early voting and the retabulation of more than 10,000 ballots from the Smart Financial Centre, the final count has confirmed the necessity of a runoff for two incumbent Councilmembers.

Mayor Yolanda Ford received 49.92 percent of the citywide vote while candidate Robin Elackatt received 29.80 percent. Chris Preston, Mayor Pro Tem and At-Large Position #2 Councilmember, won 42.61 percent of the vote to candidate Lynn Clouser’s 46.07 percent.

Fort Bend County Judge KP George’s office is investigating the voting irregularities.

As no candidate in either contest garnered 50 percent of the vote, a 2020 Runoff Election will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12. The slim .08 margin in the Mayoral race and the difference in the At-Large Position #2 contest resulted in the runoffs and will cost the City several thousand dollars in election administration fees.

To view the full General/Special Election results for Missouri City, including the re-election of At-Large Position #1 Councilmember Vashaundra Edwards, click here.

Early voting for the Dec. 12 runoff contests is Nov. 30 through Dec. 8. To locate polling places for Missouri City voters, click on this link.

For updates, please watch the City website: www.missouricitytx.gov, like us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat—@MissouriCityTX and Nextdoor, watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T) or download the MCTX Mobile app (available for free in Google Play and the Apple app store).

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