Election

Election Results

The Galveston mayoral position and six City Council districts were among the many races on the November ballot for Tuesday's election. The Galveston County Clerk's Office conducts the election for local races. The unofficial results are available online at galvestonvotes.org.

December 15, 2020 Runoff Election

The Galveston City Council mayoral position and three council member district seats (District 2, 3 and 5) are on the ballot for the December 15, 2020 runoff election. 

Mayor:

Roger Quiroga
Craig Brown


District 2

William Schuster
Pam Bass


District 3

Frank Thomas Maceo
David Collins


District 5

Beau Rawlins
John Paul Listowski

Early voting begins on Monday, November 30 and ends on Friday, December 11.

Election Day locations:

  • Galveston County Courthouse
    722 Moody (21st Street), Second Floor
    Galveston, Texas 77550
  • Moody Methodist Church                               2803 53rd Street                                     Galveston, TX 77550
  • GISD Administration Building
    3904 Avenue T
    Galveston, Texas 77550
  • Galveston Fire Station #7
    3902 Buccaneer Blvd.
    Galveston, Texas 77554
  • Dickinson Community Ctr.
    2714 Highway 3
    Dickinson, TX 77539
  • League City Rec. Room
    450 West Walker
    League City, TX 77573
  • UTMB –Rebecca Sealy Building
    404 8thStreet
    1st Floor Classroom
    Galveston, Texas 77550
  • Dickinson City Hall
    4403 Highway 3
    Dickinson, Texas 77539
  • Public Works
    1701 W. League City Pkwy
    League, Texas 77573
  • Blue Building
    144 Park Avenue, Suite200
    League, Texas 77573
  • The Watershed Church
    1751 EastLeague City Pkwy
    League City, Texas 77573

Early Voting locations:

  • Galveston County Justice Center – 600 59th Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room Galveston, Texas 77551
  • Moody Methodist Church                               2803 53rd Street                                     Galveston, TX 77550
  • Galveston County Courthouse - 722 Moody (21st Street), Second Floor Galveston, Texas 77550
  • GISD Administration Building
    3904 AvenueT, Galveston, Texas 77550
  • Galveston Fire Station #7
    3902 Buccaneer Blvd.
    Galveston, Texas 77554
  • Dickinson Community Ctr.
    2714 Highway 3
    Dickinson, TX 77539
  • League City Rec. Room
    450 West Walker, League City, TX 77573
  • UTMB –Rebecca Sealy Building, 404 8thStreet
    1stFloor Classroom, Galveston, Texas 77550
  • 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. The Early Voting Clerk’s address to
    which ballot applications and ballots voted by mail may be sent to: Dwight D. Sullivan, Early Voting Clerk, County of Galveston, P. O. Box 17253, Galveston, Texas 77553-7253; or may be delivered to Dwight D. Sullivan, Early Voting Clerk, County of Galveston, 600 59th Street, 2ndFloor, Galveston, Texas 77551. The last day to apply for a ballot by mail is December 11, 2020 (received, not post-marked.) The deadline for a Federal Post Card Application is December 11, 2020.

December 15, 2020 Runoff Election Times


Monday, November 30 - Friday, December 4: 8:00AM-5:00PM

Saturday, December 5: 8:00AM-3:00PM (Justice Center Only)

Sunday, December 6, 2020: 1:00PM-4:00PM (Justice Center Only)

Monday, December 7 - Wednesday, December 9: 8:00 AM -5:00 PM

Thursday, December 10 - Friday, December 11: 7:00 AM- 7:00 PM

Election Day December 15: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM

November 3, 2020 General Election

The City Council voted to postpone the May 2nd General Election to November 3, 2020 due to the public health emergency COVID-19.  The applications for office filed by candidates for the May 2nd Election are preserved for use in the next upcoming Municipal Election, on a date to be determined, and no additional filings for office will be permitted.  Click here to view City Ordinance No. 20-027 postponing the Election.

Find additional election related dates and information at: https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/index.shtml 

Filing requirements are per state statute, available at:https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/guide/local.shtml, and those of the City of Galveston Charter, Article II  GalvestonTX.gov/City Charter


Notice of Election

Galveston voters extend paid Seawall parking, approve fee change 

 

Galveston, TX – May 4, 2019 – Galveston residents on Saturday voted to extend the Seawall Boulevard paid parking program and change hourly rates from $1 to $2 – approving a program that has helped fund and maintain amenities on one of the island’s busiest roadways.


Galveston residents voted to approve the extension of the Seawall paid parking program. The vote was 67.97 percent in favor of the measure. The paid parking program is set to expire July 27, 2020. The election outcome extends the program to December 31, 2029.

As part of the ballot measure, Galveston voters also approved increasing the parking fee from $1 to $2 an hour between the current paid parking hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily, with a maximum fee of $16 daily. The measure also allows for an annual parking permit on Seawall Boulevard not to exceed $45.


“I thank the voters of Galveston for voicing their opinion and supporting the continuation of the Seawall Paid Parking program,” Mayor Jim Yarbrough said. “This program affords the city the ability to add and maintain new amenities to the Seawall in a manner that visitors contribute to the cost. The passage of this measure is a positive step for Galveston.”


Voters initially approved the Seawall Boulevard paid parking program in 2013. Since, the program has been used to maintain important improvements along the Seawall enjoyed by residents and visitors to the island.


As expressed in the ballot language, the revenue generated from paid parking along the Seawall will go toward funding additional improvements along the Seawall, including additional bathrooms, lighting, landscaping and other potential Seawall amenities.


“I am happy that the voters have approved the extension and changes to the Seawall Parking Program,” City Manager Brian Maxwell said. “Allowing those that use our beaches to relieve our local tax payers of the burden of paying to install and maintain amenities is a win for everyone.”


A Seawall parking ad hoc committee helped develop the ballot language and considered parking programs in other coastal communities when setting their recommendations.


The City of Galveston thanks everyone who voted in the May election for their civic participation. For more information about the paid parking program, please contact the City’s Public Information Office at 409-797-3546 or email publicinformationoffice@galvestontx.gov.


Election Results
  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