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Canyon to Cancel City Commission Election

There will be no election for voters in the Canyon area this May.

On March 4th, the Canyon City Commission is expected to vote on cancelling the upcoming May 4th municipal election in the city. A memo from the city manager’s office states that since no challengers have stepped up to run against the incumbents this year, no election will be held. The only change voters can expect is to see Randy Ray, a WTAMU instructor, replace Commissioner Justin Richardson, who is not running for re-election.

The only candidate who announced a challenge to any of the incumbents was disqualified from the ballot in January. Justin Miller, a contractor, was expected to challenge Commissioner Cody Jones in Canyon, but was not allowed to file for a place on the ballot due to issues with his voter registration, the candidate said.

While this election will be cancelled, the order is not expected to affect the upcoming Canyon Independent School District special election on May 4th.

Canyon City Commission/Photo by City of Canyon

Canyon City Commission/Photo by City of Canyon

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