On Thursday Morning, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-97, delaying elections in Pasco County at the request of Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley.
According to DeSantis’ Order: “I declare an existing and continuing possibility of an emergency before and during the scheduled municipal elections. In order to ensure maximum citizen participation in the electoral process and provide a safe and orderly procedure for persons seeking to exercise their right to vote, to minimize citizen exposure to danger during this emergency, and to protect the integrity of the electoral process, I hereby declare that an election emergency exists in Pasco County.”
The municipal elections scheduled on April 14, 2020, for the cities of San Antonio, Dade City, and Zephyrhills in Pasco County, are hereby delayed.”
“I will issue a subsequent Executive Order rescheduling the elections as soon as is practicable.”