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Posted on: April 30, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Waves of Information for the week of April 30th

Election Day is THIS Saturday, May 5th, and your opportunity to vote early ends tomorrow, Tuesday, at 7 pm! 

Your last chances to vote early are today, Monday, and tomorrow, Tuesday, from 7 am to 7 pm at four locations on the Island. Those locations include the Galveston County Justice Center, the Galveston County Courthouse, Moody Methodist Church, and Seaside Baptist Church. Election Day polls will be open on Saturday, May 5th from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm at 8 locations across the Island. You can view all available locations and sample ballots at www.galvestonvotes.org. All positions on Galveston's City Council are up for election. However, only three of the races for District 3,5 and 6 are contested races. You can view the candidates, their latest campaign finance reports, and more information about what is required to vote online at www.galvestontx.gov/castyourvote.

Are you and your family storm ready? An excellent opportunity to brush up on your plans and ensure you have registered with the City for notifications and evacuation assistance will be available at this year's preparedness fair on Saturday, May 19th.

This year, the City is transitioning over to the State's evacuation assistance registry called STEAR. Residents who need evacuation assistance with medical or access and functional needs, including anyone who registered in years past with the previous need-a-ride system, will need to register as soon as possible with the State of Texas by calling 2-1-1 on any landline or mobile device. Registration is also available online at https://STEAR.dps.texas.gov. Moving over to this system will allow a more coordinated effort across the state for assessing needs during a state of emergency. Residents can also register at the annual preparedness fair which will be held at the McGuire Dent Recreation Center on Saturday, May 19th from 10 am to noon. The fair will feature numerous preparedness vendors as well local meteorologists from the National Weather Service to assist in making sure your family is storm ready ahead of the 2018 season! 

Galveston Police Department to begin wearing all navy uniforms THIS week!

As a reminder, starting this week our residents and guests will see our officers sporting a new look. The Galveston Police Departments new operational uniform is proven to provide better heat mitigation and increased ballistic protection for our officers on the street. Heres a quick look, at our new look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p40bBlroUUY.

Until next week, Galveston!

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