Election

MAY 5, 2018 GENERAL ELECTION


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2018 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 23rd through the 27th from 8am to 5pm each day and on April 30th and May 1st from 7am to 7pm. Election Day is May 5th, 2018 and polls will be open from 7am to 7pm. The Election will be held for the purpose of electing a Mayor and Six District Council Members.

Early Voting Locations On The Island:


Early voting will take place April 23rd-27th, 2018 from 8:00am to 5:00pm and on April 30th and May 1st, 2018 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
  • Seaside Baptist Church 16534 San Luis Pass Road (Shared location with Jamaica Beach)

Early Voting Locations Off The Island:


(This section will be updated after February 16, 2018)

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 5, 2018 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 section will be updated after February 16, 2018)

What’s on the ballot?


Mayor-at-large
Council Members for Districts 1 through 6
2018 campaign finance report

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.