Election

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.

Upcoming Election - August 28, 2021 District 1

A special election will occur on Saturday, August 28 for the District 1 position on the Galveston City Council.

Galveston voters last November elected Rev. E.R. Johnson as the District 1 representative, however, Mr. Johnson sadly died in April, leaving a vacancy on the City Council. 

The filing period for District 1 candidates opened on June 1 at 8 a.m. and remained open until June 23 at 4:30 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. 

Early Voting

Early voting by personal appearance shall begin on Monday, August 16, 2021, and end on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, and shall be conducted during the following hours: 

Monday, August 16, 2021 8: 00 am to 5: 00 pm 

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 8: 00 am to 5: 00 pm

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 8: 00 am to 5: 00 pm 

Thursday, August 19, 2021 8: 00 am to 5: 00 pm 

Friday, August 20, 2021 8: 00 am to 5: 00 pm 

Monday, August 23, 2021 7: 00 am to 7: 00 pm 

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 7: 00 am to 7: 00 pm 

Early voting locations:

Galveston County Justice Center, 600 59 Street 1st Floor

City of Galveston Historic 30th Street Pump and Electric Light Station, 715 30th Street

Election Day Voting 

Election Day voting will take place on Saturday, August 28 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the City of Galveston Historic 30th Street Pump and Electric Light Station, 715 30th Street in Galveston.

Notice of Election

  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