Gregg County commissioners set primary date, but map dispute could change it
GREGG COUNTY — Gregg County commissioners called an April 3 primary election date Monday knowing they might have to reset it if protesting parties don’t agree on district lines in time.
The Texas Attorney General’s Office and lawyers for plaintiffs suing the state over political maps were told by a federal court on Friday they could save the April 3 primary if they agree on maps by Feb. 6. Otherwise, the San Antonio panel of judges kept open the possibility of holding party primaries later in April, in May or even June.
“So basically, we can’t move forward until we have a new map that has been agreed on by both parties,” Gregg County Elections Administrator Kathryn Nealy told commissioners Monday.