With early voting wrapped up, the last day voters will be able to cast their ballots for the May local elections in Texas is on election day, which falls this year on Saturday, May 4.

What you need to know

In Galveston County, polls will be open on election day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., according to the county’s website.

Much like the early voting period, which ran from April 22-30, voters can cast their ballots at any polling location that is open, as Galveston County is part of the state’s countywide polling place program, according to the Texas Secretary of State’s website.

The list of polling locations for election day is nearly identical to the list for early voting, with some exceptions:
  • 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
  • Historic Galveston Water and Electric Light Community Center, 715 30th St., Galveston

For mail-in ballots, applications are required at least 11 business days before election day, according to the county’s website. To be counted, the ballot must be received by close of polls on election day, unless coming from overseas, which is required by the fifth day after election day.

On the ballot

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

Other nonelected official races include Friendswood, which 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 renewed for another four years.

Clear Creek ISD is carrying out its own election as the lone competitive race for Position 4 is technically in Harris County, officials confirmed in April.

Voting locations for CCISD are dependent on the Harris County precinct the voter lives in, according to the district’s website. For more information on which location to vote at, visit the district’s website. Locations include:
  • Clear Brook High School, 4607 FM 2351, Friendswood
  • Ward Elementary School, 1440 Bouldercrest Drive, Houston
Dickinson ISD also will have an election, with voters able to vote at the Dickinson Community Center, according to the district’s website.

What else?

Early vote totals shared by Galveston County show a total of 7,375 people voted early between April 22-30.