GEORGETOWN, TX - The Williamson County (WilCo) Elections Commission met for the first time since 2015 to accept the sudden and unexplained resignation of Elections Administrator Christopher Davis.
The Williamson County Elections Department is currently supervised by the Elections Administrator, an appointed position which Davis has served in since 2016. Davis, who also served as the Texas Association of Election Administrators past President in 2020 and most recently the Legislative Liaison for the TAEA, has come under fire by WilCo Voters for repeated failures since 2020 to ensure election integrity in local elections.
Over the last 12 months, Williamson County Citizens Defending Freedom, True Texas Elections and concerned members of the community have been exposing what they believed to be numerous violations of Texas Election Codes and multiple discrepancies in the county’s election records that occurred during the General Election in November of 2020. These potential violations, which are both civil and criminal in nature, occurred under Davis’ tenure. Local citizens have sent numerous emails, made phone calls, and spoke out at many public hearings asking for an agenda item be added to a Commissioner Court meeting for discussion, consideration and a vote, to move WilCo Elections back under the Tax Assessor Collector and/or County Clerk, all of which have been ignored.
Citizens in Williamson County are demanding that the county commissioners and county election commission review ongoing issues related to election integrity, and carefully consider placing the supervision of our county elections back into the hands of an elected official, either the County Clerk and/or the Tax Assessor-Collector, who has historically supervised the elections department before Elections went to the Election Administrator model. This change would allow voters to be directly involved in the accountability, transparency, and reliability of their local elections.
“Williamson County Citizens and voters want a direct voice in who oversees our elections,” said Marcia Watson, Executive Director of Williamson County Citizens Defending Freedom. “We want an elected official who will take an Oath of Office under our Constitution and be accountable to all voters. This important decision can and will begin to restore trust and confidence back to our community in future elections.”
“If our local elections administrator can not and will not uphold the law, and protect our vote, which is the most precious civic duty a citizen can perform,” Watson continues, “then it is time to replace them with someone who will. Follow the law or be removed.”