March 5 is the last day to cast a ballot in the 2024 primary election. Here’s what Galveston County voters need to know.

The gist

The March 5 primaries will feature several high-profile races, including for the presidential race and one of Texas’s two U.S. Senate seats. Along with those, several state and county races are on the ballot.

Galveston County is part of the state’s countywide polling place program, which allows voters to vote at any polling location on election day, according to the Texas Secretary of State’s website.

Polls are open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. March 5, according to Galveston County’s website.

According to the county’s website, the available voting locations, totaling more than 30, are as follows:
  • High Island ISD, 2116 6th St., High Island
  • Joe Faggard Community Center, 1750 Hwy. 87, Crystal Beach
  • Moody Church, 2803 53rd St., Galveston
  • Bible Baptist Church, 7021 Ave. P ½, Galveston
  • Texas A&M University at Galveston, 200 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston
  • Seaside Church, 16534 Termini-San Luis Pass Road, Jamaica Beach
  • La Marque Community Room, 1109 B Bayou Road, La Marque
  • West County Building, 11730 Hwy. 6, Santa Fe
  • Day Spring Church, 2221 FM 646, Santa Fe
  • Carver Park Community Center, 6415 Park Ave., Texas City
  • Calvary Baptist Church, 517 18th Ave. N., Texas City
  • Rebecca Sealy, 404 8th St., Galveston
  • Texas City Office, 10000 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Ste. A, Texas City
  • Dickinson Community Center, 2714 Hwy. 3, Dickinson
  • Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Bayshore, 4500 10th St., Bacliff
  • Galveston County Courthouse, 722 Moody St., Galveston
  • Galveston County Municipal Utility District 12 Building, 2929 Hwy. 6, Ste. 300, Bayou Vista
  • Greater St. Matthews, 6333 Hwy. 6, Hitchcock
  • La Marque Fire Station, 5715 Texas Ave., La Marque
  • Santa Fe ISD Museum, 13304 Hwy. 6, Santa Fe
  • Nessler Center, 2010 5th Ave. N., Texas City
  • Dickinson City Hall, 4403 Hwy. 3, Dickinson
  • San Leon Fire, 337 12th St., San Leon
  • Texas City Central Fire, 1721 25th Ave. N., Texas City
  • Lighthouse Baptist Church, 4105 Gulf Freeway, Dickinson
  • Kemah Community Center, 800 Harris Ave., Kemah
  • Hometown Heroes Park, 1001 E. League City Parkway, League City
  • League City Annex, 174 Calder Road, League City
  • League City Civic Center, 400 W. Walker St., League City
  • Public Works Building, 1701 W League City Parkway, League City
  • The Crossings, 255 Egret Bay Blvd., League City
  • Magnolia Creek Clubhouse, 4751 W. League City Parkway, League City
  • Friendswood Activity Center, 416 Morningside Drive, Friendswood
  • Village on the Park, 400 E. Parkwood Drive, Friendswood
  • Hope Lutheran, 1804 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood

What else?

In addition to the primary for the presidential race in November, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is up for re-election. U.S. House District 36, which covers some of Galveston County, will also see two challengers face incumbent Brian Babin.

At the state level, some of the competitive primary races, which affect Brazoria County, include:
  • Texas House District 24
  • Texas Railroad Commissioner
  • Several Court races, including Texas Supreme Court places 2, 4 and 6
At the county level, two Republicans, Jimmy Fullen and Ray Nolen, will face off for their party’s nomination in the race for Galveston County Sheriff. Two county constable races—precincts 1 and 2—will have competitive primaries as well.

The winners of the March 5 primary will advance to the general election in November.

However, races that have more than two candidates have the potential for a runoff, as a candidate competing in the primaries will need a majority of support before they can be declared the winner, Texas Secretary of State spokesperson Alicia Pierce said.

Results on election night will not be made official until canvassed.

To see live election results, or read questions and answers from candidates, visit Community Impact’s voter guide.