Election

SEAWALL PAID PARKING REFERENDUM MAY 2019

On May 4, 2019, voters will decide whether to extend paid parking along the Seawall and also the fee for hourly parking and an annual pass. The election ordinance with the ballot language is available for viewing here.

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EARLY VOTING AND ELECTION DAY VOTE CENTER POLLING LOCATIONS

May 2019 Election. Voters may cast ballots at any polling location in Galveston County, however, we've provided a list of locations on the island below.

EARLY VOTING

  • Monday through Friday (April 22 through April 26), 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday (April 27 and April 28) Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Justice Center only
  • Monday and Tuesday (April 29 and April 30), 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS

  • Galveston County Justice Center (2nd Floor Conference Room) | 600 59th Street, Galveston, TX 77551
  • Galveston County Courthouse (2nd Floor Mezzanine) | 722 Moody, Galveston, TX 77550
  • Moody Methodist Church | 2803 53rd Street, Galveston, TX 77551
  • Seaside Baptist Church | 16534 Termini San Luis Pass Road, Jamaica Beach, TX 77554

ELECTION DAY

  • Saturday (May 4), 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

ELECTION DAY VOTING LOCATIONS

  • Joe Faggard Community Center | 1750 Highway 87, Crystal Beach, TX 77650
  • Galveston County Courthouse (2nd Floor Mezzanine) | 722 Moody, Galveston, TX 77550
  • Moody Methodist Church | 2803 53rd Street, Galveston, TX 77551
  • Alamo School | 5200 Ave. N1/2, Galveston, TX 77550
  • Scott Building | 4116 Ave. N1/2, Galveston, TX 77550
  • Moody Methodist Church | 2803 53rd Street, Galveston, TX 77551
  • GISD Administration Building | 3904 Ave. T, Galveston, TX 77550
  • Rebecca Sealy Hospital | 404 8th St., Galveston, TX 77550
  • Seaside Baptist Church | 16534 Termini San Luis Pass Road, Jamaica Beach, TX 77554
  1. Janelle Williams

    City Secretary

  2. Nellie De La Fuente

    Assistant City Secretary

  3. Luis Barrera

    Records Management Specialist

  4. Rose D'Ambra

    Administrative Assistant

  5. City Secretary


    Physical Address

    Galveston, TX 77553

    Phone: 409-797-3510


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MAY 5, 2018 GENERAL ELECTION

2018 Election Night Results

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):

Mayor

  • James D. Yarbrough received 2,920 votes from Galveston residents.

District 1

  • Amy Carmen Bly received 170 votes from Galveston residents in District 1.

District 2

  • Craig Brown received 294 votes from Galveston residents in District 2.

District 3

  • David Collins received 421 votes from Galveston residents in District 3 with 50.3% of the vote.
  • Frank Maceo received 416 votes from Galveston residents in District 3.

District 4

  • Jason Hardcastle received 214 votes from Galveston residents in District 4.

District 5

  • Jeff Antonelli received 221 votes from Galveston residents in District 5.
  • Chris Petrowski received 13 votes from Galveston residents in District 5.
  • Carol Hollaway received 225 votes from Galveston residents in District 5.
  • John Paul Listowski received 354 votes from Galveston residents in District 5.
  • This race will require a runoff election to be held on June 16th, 2018.

District 6

  • Jackie Cole received 610 votes from Galveston residents in District 6 with 53.89% of the vote.
  • Carolyn Sunseri received 522 votes from Galveston residents.

2018 Campaign Finance Reports (PDF)

2018 Campaign Finance Report (PDF)

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.

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