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
Candidate Filings (In Ballot Order)
- Mayor - Roger "Bo" Quiroga; Raymond Guzman, Jr.; James Casey; Craig Brown; Bill Keese
- District 1 - Tarris L. Woods; E. R. Johnson; Doug Godinich
- District 2 - Norman "Bucky" Buckaloo; J. David Robertson; William Schuster; Pam Bass; Sheila Lidstone
- District 3 - Frank Thomas Maceo; Wayne D. Holt; David Collins
- District 4 - Bill Quiroga; Jason Hardcastle
- District 5 - Robert Patrick Daigle; Beau Rawlins; John Paul Listowski
- District 6 - Marie Robb; Jackie Cole
Election Day locations for the May 2, 2020 Election:
- 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
- Seaside Baptist Church, 16534 Termini-San Luis Pass Rd.
- Texas A&M University-Galveston, 200 Seawolf Pkwy, Bldg. 3035, Suite 102
Early Voting locations for the May 2, 2020 Election:
- Galveston County Justice Center, 600 - 59th Street
- Galveston County Courthouse, 722 Moody
- Seaside Baptist Chuirch, 16534 Termini-San Luis Pass Rd.
- Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd Street
Early Voting Dates and Times
- Monday, April 20, 2020 through Friday, April 24, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
- Monday, April 27, 2020 and Tuesday, April 28, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
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 email@example.com.
Janelle WilliamsCity Secretary
Nellie De La FuenteAssistant City Secretary
Luis BarreraRecords Management Specialist
Rose D'AmbraAdministrative Assistant
Galveston, TX 77553
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.