Election

2017 Election Night Results

Residents will be able to follow election night results at the following link on the Galveston County Office of the Clerk's Election Division website:  http://www.galvestonvotes.org/images/ElectionNightResults.pdf

Galveston island residents can vote at any of the county polling locations, both on and off the island, listed below. Early voting will take place on April 24th through the 28th from 8am to 5pm each day and on May 1st and 2nd from 7am to 7pm. Election Day is May 6th, 2017 and polls will be open from 7am to 7pm. The language for the three propositions presented on the City of Galveston Special Election ballot is included under the last heading “What’s on the ballot?”. More information regarding this election can be found on this website at www.galvestontx.gov/bonds2017!

Early Voting Locations On The Island:


Early voting will take place April 24th-28th, 2017 from 8:00am to 5:00pm and on May 1st and 2nd, 2017 from 7:00am to 7:00pm at the following locations. Voters can vote at any Galveston County early voting polling location on the designated dates:
  • Galveston County Justice Center, 600 – 59th Street, 2nd Floor Conference Rm
  • Galveston County Courthouse, 722 Moody (21st Street), 2nd Floor Mezzanine
  • Moody Methodist Church 2803 53rd Street (Please enter on the Avenue U side of the building)
  • Seaside Baptist Church 16534 San Luis Pass Road (Shared location with Jamaica Beach)

Early Voting Locations Off The Island:


Early voting will take place April 24th-28th, 2017 from 8:00am to 5:00pm and on May 1st and 2nd, 2017 from 7:00am to 7:00pm at the following locations. Voters can vote at any Galveston County early voting polling location on the designated dates:
  • MUD 12 Building (2nd Floor) 2929 Highway 6, Suite 300 Bayou Vista, TX 77563
  • College of the Mainland Fine Arts Foyer 1200 N. Amburn Road Texas City, TX 77591
  • Hitchcock City Hall 7423 Highway 6 Hitchcock, TX 77563
  • Santa Fe ISD Museum 13304 Highway 6 Santa Fe, TX 77510\
  • La Marque Community Center 1109-B Bayou Road La Marque, TX 77568
  • Dickinson Community Center 2714 Highway 3 Dickinson, TX 77539
  • Kemah Fire Department 905 Highway 146 Kemah, TX 77565

Ballots By Mail:


Dwight D. Sullivan, Galveston County Clerk, is appointed as the Early Voting Clerk. Qualified electors voting early who are unable to vote in person shall vote by mail as prescribed by the laws of the State of Texas. Applications for ballots by mail may be sent to the Early Voting Clerk as follows:
  • By Mail: Attn: Ballots by Mail, c/o Dwight D. Sullivan, Galveston County Clerk, P. O. Box 17253, Galveston, Texas 77552-7253
  • By Fax: 409.765.3249 (Please put “Attention Ballots By Mail” on the cover sheet)
  • By Email: absenteeballotapplications@co.galveston.tx.us (If this method is used, an application from the County Clerk’s Elections Division website will need to be printed, filled out completely, signed, and scanned before submitting as an attachment to the email).

Election Day Voting Locations On The Island:


This election will take place between 7:00am and 7:00pm on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the following locations. Voters can vote at any Galveston County polling location on this day, regardless of your district:
  • UTMB – Rebecca Sealy Building 404 – 8th Street (1st Floor Classroom)
  • Galveston County Courthouse 722 Moody (21st Street) (2nd Floor Mezzanine) 
  • GISD Administration Building 3904 Avenue T
  • L. A. Morgan Elementary School 1410 – 37th Street
  • Alamo School 5200 Avenue N 1⁄2 
  • Moody Methodist Church 2803 53rd Street
  • Seaside Baptist Church 16534 San Luis Pass Road (Shared location with Jamaica Beach)

Election Day Voting Locations Off The Island:


This election will take place between 7:00am and 7:00pm on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the following locations. Voters can vote at any Galveston County polling location on this day, regardless of your district:
  • MUD 12 Building (2nd Floor) 2929 Highway 6, Suite 300 Bayou Vista, TX 77563
  • Hitchcock ISD Administration (lunch room) 7801 Neville Rd., Building B Hitchcock, TX 77563
  • Santa Fe ISD Museum 13304 Highway 6 Santa Fe, TX 77510\
  • La Marque Community Center 1109-B Bayou Road La Marque, TX 77568
  • Dickinson City Hall 4403 Highway 3, Dickinson, TX 77539
  • Kemah Fire Department 905 Highway 146 Kemah, TX 77565
  • Carver Park Community Center 6415 Park Ave. Texas City, TX 77591
  • Nessler Center (Surf Room) 2010 5th Ave. North, Texas City, TX 77590

What’s on the ballot?


PROPOSITION NO. ONE

Shall the city council of the city of Galveston, Texas (the “city) be authorized to issue bonds to the city, which may be called city of Galveston, Texas, public improvement bonds, in the amount of $62,000,000 for the purpose of construction, aquisition, improvement, and rehabilitation of streets, bridges, storm sewers, and drainage, including curbs, gutters, sidewalks and other related public infrastructure, traffic systems and the acquisition of rights of way relating to such projects, said bonds to mature serially or otherwise at such times as may be fixed by the city council not to exceed forty (40) years from their date or dates, to be issued in such installments and sold at any price or prices to bear interest at any rate or rates as shall be determined within the discretion of the city council under laws in effect at the time of issuance, and to provide for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds and the costs of any credit agreements by levying a tax upon all taxable property in the city sufficient to pay the annual interest on and to create a sinking fund sufficient to redeem said bonds as they become due?

PROPOSITION NO. TWO

Shall the city be authorized to dispose of Jones Park and use the proceeds from any required sale for the support, maintenance and upkeep of other municipal parks?

PROPOSITION NO. THREE

Shall the city be authorized to dispose of Gus Allen Park and use the proceeds from any required sale for the support, maintenance, and upkeep of other municipal parks?

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.