Election

May 2, 2020 General Election

The next General Election will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020.  Filing for a place on the ballot is set by state statute and will run from January 15 - February 14, 2020.  (Posted in accordance with Tx. Legis. H.B. 305, effective September 1, 2019).

Find additional election related dates and information at: https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/index.shtml 

Filing requirements are per state statute, available at:https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/guide/local.shtml, and those of the City of Galveston Charter, Article II  GalvestonTX.gov/City Charter

Tentative Election locations for the May 2, 2020 are listed below, and subject to change by a vote of the City Council:

  • Rebecca Sealy Hospital, 404 8th St. (Classroom 1st Floor)
  • GISD Administration Building, 3904 Avenue T
  • Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd Street
  • Galveston County Court House, 722 Moody
  • Alamo School, 5200 Avenue N-1/2
  • Scott Building, 4116 Avenue N-1/2
  • Seaside Baptist Church, 16534 Termini-San Luis Pass Rd.

SEAWALL PAID PARKING REFERENDUM MAY 2019

On May 4, 2019, voters will decide whether to extend paid parking along the Seawall and also the fee for hourly parking and an annual pass. The election ordinance with the ballot language is available for viewing here.

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EARLY VOTING AND ELECTION DAY VOTE CENTER POLLING LOCATIONS

May 2019 Election. Voters may cast ballots at any polling location in Galveston County, however, we've provided a list of locations on the island below.

EARLY VOTING

  • Monday through Friday (April 22 through April 26), 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday (April 27 and April 28) Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Justice Center only
  • Monday and Tuesday (April 29 and April 30), 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS

  • Galveston County Justice Center (2nd Floor Conference Room) | 600 59th Street, Galveston, TX 77551
  • Galveston County Courthouse (2nd Floor Mezzanine) | 722 Moody, Galveston, TX 77550
  • Moody Methodist Church | 2803 53rd Street, Galveston, TX 77551
  • Seaside Baptist Church | 16534 Termini San Luis Pass Road, Jamaica Beach, TX 77554

ELECTION DAY

  • Saturday (May 4), 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

ELECTION DAY VOTING LOCATIONS

  • Joe Faggard Community Center | 1750 Highway 87, Crystal Beach, TX 77650
  • Galveston County Courthouse (2nd Floor Mezzanine) | 722 Moody, Galveston, TX 77550
  • Moody Methodist Church | 2803 53rd Street, Galveston, TX 77551
  • Alamo School | 5200 Ave. N1/2, Galveston, TX 77550
  • Scott Building | 4116 Ave. N1/2, Galveston, TX 77550
  • Moody Methodist Church | 2803 53rd Street, Galveston, TX 77551
  • GISD Administration Building | 3904 Ave. T, Galveston, TX 77550
  • Rebecca Sealy Hospital | 404 8th St., Galveston, TX 77550
  • Seaside Baptist Church | 16534 Termini San Luis Pass Road, Jamaica Beach, TX 77554

Galveston voters extend paid Seawall parking, approve fee change 

 

Galveston, TX – May 4, 2019 – Galveston residents on Saturday voted to extend the Seawall Boulevard paid parking program and change hourly rates from $1 to $2 – approving a program that has helped fund and maintain amenities on one of the island’s busiest roadways.


Galveston residents voted to approve the extension of the Seawall paid parking program. The vote was 67.97 percent in favor of the measure. The paid parking program is set to expire July 27, 2020. The election outcome extends the program to December 31, 2029.

As part of the ballot measure, Galveston voters also approved increasing the parking fee from $1 to $2 an hour between the current paid parking hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily, with a maximum fee of $16 daily. The measure also allows for an annual parking permit on Seawall Boulevard not to exceed $45.


“I thank the voters of Galveston for voicing their opinion and supporting the continuation of the Seawall Paid Parking program,” Mayor Jim Yarbrough said. “This program affords the city the ability to add and maintain new amenities to the Seawall in a manner that visitors contribute to the cost. The passage of this measure is a positive step for Galveston.”


Voters initially approved the Seawall Boulevard paid parking program in 2013. Since, the program has been used to maintain important improvements along the Seawall enjoyed by residents and visitors to the island.


As expressed in the ballot language, the revenue generated from paid parking along the Seawall will go toward funding additional improvements along the Seawall, including additional bathrooms, lighting, landscaping and other potential Seawall amenities.


“I am happy that the voters have approved the extension and changes to the Seawall Parking Program,” City Manager Brian Maxwell said. “Allowing those that use our beaches to relieve our local tax payers of the burden of paying to install and maintain amenities is a win for everyone.”


A Seawall parking ad hoc committee helped develop the ballot language and considered parking programs in other coastal communities when setting their recommendations.


The City of Galveston thanks everyone who voted in the May election for their civic participation. For more information about the paid parking program, please contact the City’s Public Information Office at 409-797-3546 or email publicinformationoffice@galvestontx.gov.


Election Results
  1. Janelle Williams

    City Secretary

  2. Nellie De La Fuente

    Assistant City Secretary

  3. Luis Barrera

    Records Management Specialist

  4. Rose D'Ambra

    Administrative Assistant

  5. City Secretary


    Physical Address

    Galveston, TX 77553

    Phone: 409-797-3510


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Photo ID Required for Voting in Texas

Voters will be required to show one of the following forms of photo identification at the polling location before being permitted to cast a vote:

  • Texas Driver's License
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas Personal Identification Card
  • Texas Concealed Handgun License
  • United States Military Identification Card containing the person's photograph
  • United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person's photograph
  • United States Passport

Visit the Texas Secretary of State's website for information on changes to Texas Law that requires photo identification for all voters.

Mayor & Council Member Qualifications

At the time of election, each council member shall be a qualified voter of the City of Galveston, and shall hold no other elective public office nor be an employee of the city or any agency of the city. Each City Council member elected to represent a district shall have been domiciled and a resident of such district for a period of not less than one year, immediately preceding the council member's election. Each council member elected at-large shall have been domiciled and a resident of the city for a period of not less than one year, immediately preceding the council member's election. If a council member shall cease to possess any of these qualifications, or shall be convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude, the office of the council member shall immediately become vacant.

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