BREAKING: League City City Council candidates left off some Galveston County ballots

Due to an electronic glitch, League City City Council races and candidates were omitted from some Galveston County electronic ballots. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Due to an electronic glitch, League City City Council races and candidates were omitted from some Galveston County electronic ballots. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Due to an electronic glitch, League City City Council races and candidates were omitted from some Galveston County electronic ballots. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Due to an electronic glitch, League City City Council races and candidates were omitted from some Galveston County electronic ballots, according to an Oct. 20 League City news release.

According to the release, a data synchronization issue with the Galveston County Clerk's Office's computer equipment resulted in the races being left off some ballots.

County officials believe the issue have affected only early voters who live in Precinct 220, or the Bay Colony area. Officials are still testing and auditing electronic ballots at all polling locations, the release reads.

League City officials are advising all registered voters to confirm League City City Council races are included on their ballots. If they are not, the city advises residents not to cast their ballots and instead to immediately report the problem to a poll worker wherever they are voting, the release reads.

Residents who have already voted early and are concerned they did not have to option to vote on League City City Council candidates can call the Galveston County Clerk's Office at 409-770-5108, according to the release.


League City officials said they expect the county to release more details about what caused the problem and its ramifications as the county continues to investigate. They believed it best to alert residents of the problem as soon as possible as early voting continues in the city, the release reads.

Newcomers John P. Bowen, Rachel McAdam, Ange Mertens and Shawn Byars are running for City Council Position 4. Newcomers Wes Chorn, Justin A. Hicks and Fred Rogers are running for City Council Position 5.

Incumbent Larry Millican is running unopposed for his own Position 3 chair.
By Jake Magee
Jake Magee has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper.

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