Upcoming Election - May 6, 2023

Special Elections will occur on Saturday, May 6, 2023 for the following purpose:  (1) to elect a District 2 City Council Member, and (2) a proposition to extend the existing one-half of one percent sales and use tax.

The filing period for District 2 candidates will open on January 27, 2023 at 8 a.m. and will remain open until February 17, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. The council member elected to represent the district shall have been domiciled and shall have his or her principal physical residence in such district for a period of not less than one year immediately preceding the council member’s election. Council positions are unpaid.  For complete information about voting, please visit galvestonvotes.org.

Internet posting requirement for Political Subdivisions

Notice of Special Election - 2023

Candidates for the May 6, 2023 Special Election

A drawing to determine the order in which the names of candidates are to be printed on the ballot was conducted on February 29, 2023.  Results are below.

District 2
Paul Courville-Morgan, Jr.
David Finklea

Early Voting/Election Day

Early voting by personal appearance shall begin on Monday, April 24, 2023, and end on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, and shall be conducted during the following hours: 

Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2 - 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Early voting locations:

Galveston County Justice Center, 600 59th Street, Galveston, TX 77551
Galveston County Courthouse, 722 Moody Street, Galveston, TX 77550
Seaside Baptist Church, 16534 Termini-San Luis Pass Rd., Galveston, TX 77554
Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd Street, Galveston, TX 77551
COG Historic Pump Station, 715 30th Street, Galveston, TX 77550
Galveston ISD Administration Building, 3904 Avenue T, Galveston, TX 77550

  1. Janelle Williams

    City Secretary

  2. Nellie De La Fuente

    Assistant City Secretary

  3. Luis Barrera

    Records Management Specialist

  4. City Secretary

    Physical Address

    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.