Election

Upcoming Election - May 7, 2022

A General Election will occur on Saturday, May 7, 2022 to elect a Mayor and Districts 1 through 6 City Council Members.

The filing period for the Mayoral and Districts 1 through 6 candidates will open on January 19, 2022 at 8 a.m. and will remain open until February 18, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Each council member elected to represent a 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. 

Internet posting requirement for Political Subdivisions

Early Voting

Early voting by personal appearance shall begin on Monday, April 25, 2022, and end on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, and shall be conducted during the following hours: 

Monday, April 25, 2022 - 8: 00 am to 5: 00 pm 

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 8: 00 am to 5: 00 pm

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 8: 00 am to 5: 00 pm 

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 8: 00 am to 5: 00 pm 

Friday, April 29, 2022 - 8: 00 am to 5: 00 pm 

Monday, May 2, 2022 - 7: 00 am to 7: 00 pm 

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 7: 00 am to 7: 00 pm 

Early voting locations:

To be determined

Election Day Voting 

Election Day voting will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Locations to be determined.

Voters elect Sharon B. Lewis to represent District 1

Galveston voters elected Sharon B. Lewis as the District 1 council representative for the seven-member Galveston City Council in a special election held Saturday.

Lewis garnered 80 percent of the vote in a three-way race against candidates Mary Branum and Bill Keese, according to election results.

Ms. Lewis will be formally sworn in as the representative of District 1 during the September 8 council meeting. The seat has been vacant since April when former councilman E.R. Johnson passed away. The Galveston City Council sought and received permission from the state to hold a special election before the typical November elections so the district would have a representative.

Ms. Lewis’ term will expire in May 2022, though she will be eligible to run again at that time. The City of Galveston thanks all voters for their civic participation and all candidates for their willingness to serve. Council positions are unpaid.

  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


Council District Maps

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.

Election Forms