June 16, 2018 Runoff Election
City of Galveston May 5th, 2018 Election Results Posted, Runoff Election for District 5 Announced
Official Canvassing of The Vote to Be Held on May 15th, 2018 at 10am in Council Chambers,
(GALVESTON, TX) May 5, 2018 – The 2018 Election brought thousands of voters to the polls to vote with all Council positions on the ballot. The Mayor James D Yarbrough, District 1 representative Amy Carmen Bly, District 2 representative Craig Brown, and District 4 representative Jason Hardcastle all ran unopposed. The District 3 race drew two opponents, David Collins and Frank Maceo. The District 5 race drew four opponents Jeff Antonelli, Chris Petrowski, Carol Hollaway, and John Paul Listowski. The District 6 race drew two opponents Jackie Cole and Carolyn Sunseri.
In an election requiring a majority vote, a candidate for a particular office must receive more than 50 percent of the votes for office. Due to the results of the District 5 race, a runoff election is required for that office under Election Code §2.021 of the City’s Charter. The runoff election for the District 5 race will be held on June 16th, 2018.
The City has called a special meeting on May 15th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Council Chambers to officially canvass the vote. The results are available on the City’s website at www.galvestontx.gov/electionresults.
By the Numbers (Unofficial Results):
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:
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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.