Early voting begins April 22 for the upcoming May 4 election, which will feature a number of school board and city council races across Galveston County.

Here’s what voters need to know about the early voting period.

Two-minute impact

Early voting will run from April 22-30 for the May 4 election, according to the Texas Secretary of State’s website.

From April 22-26, ballots will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to the county’s website. For April 29-30, locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

According to Galveston County’s website, voters can cast their ballots early at any of the following locations:
  • Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., Galveston
  • Seaside Church, 16534 Termini-San Luis Pass Road, Jamaica Beach
  • La Marque Community Room, 1109 B Bayou Road, La Marque
  • Carver Park Community Center, 6415 Park Ave., Texas City
  • Records and Elections Center, 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
  • La Marque Fire Station, 5715 Texas Ave., La Marque
  • Nessler Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., Texas City
  • Dickinson City Hall, 4403 Hwy. 3, Dickinson
  • San Leon Fire, 337 12th St., San Leon
  • Kemah Community Center, 800 Harris Ave., Kemah
  • Village on the Park, 400 E. Parkwood Drive, Friendswood
  • Clear Lake Shores Clubhouse, 1006 S. Shore Drive, Clear Lake Shores
  • Santa Fe City Hall, 12002 Hwy. 6, Santa Fe
  • First Baptist Friendswood Family Center, 202 Heritage Drive, Friendswood
  • Galveston ISD Administration Building, 3904 Avenue T, Galveston
  • Historic Galveston Water and Electric Light Community Center, 715 30th St., Galveston
The specifics

Cities that have city council, alderman or mayoral races are Bayou Vista, Clear Lake Shores, Galveston, Jamaica Beach, Kemah, La Marque, Santa Fe, and Texas City. The village of Tiki Island and Galveston County will also have races, according to the county’s website.

The city of Friendswood also has a sales tax on the ballot, according to the city’s website. The sales tax is already in place but will need to be reauthorized to continue. If approved, it will go back onto the ballot in four more years for a similar vote.

Clear Creek ISD will not be on Galveston County ballots, as their one competitive race, Position 4, is in Harris County, Senior Communications Specialist Sydney Hunt said.

The district as a result will carry out its own election, Hunt said.

From April 22-27, voters can cast their ballots for CCISD’s election from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at district’s main offices, 2425 E. Main St., League City, according to the district’s website.

From April 29-30, polls will run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., according to the district’s website. Locations for those days are:
  • Clear Brook High School, 4607 FM 2351, Friendswood
  • CCISD Learner Support Center, 2903 Falcon Pass, Houston