With the early voting period over for the May 4 election, election day will be the last day voters can cast their ballots for several different entities across Brazoria County.

Here’s what voters need to know.

The full story

Election day for local entities this year falls on Saturday, May 4, with polls set to be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., according to Brazoria County’s website.

According to the Texas Secretary of State's website, Brazoria County is in the state’s countywide polling place program, allowing voters to vote at any of the following locations on election day:
  • Alvin Library, 105 S. Gordon St., Alvin
  • East Annex Building in Room 144, 1524 E. Mulberry St., Angleton
  • Bonney Annex Building, 19025 FM 521, Bonney
  • Brazoria Library, 620 S. Brooks St., Brazoria
  • Brookside Village Community Center, 6243 Brookside Road, Brookside Village
  • Danbury Community Center, 6115 Fifth St., Danbury
  • Freeport Library, 410 Brazosport Blvd., Freeport
  • Hillcrest Village Municipal Building, 200 W. Timberlane Drive, Hillcrest Village
  • Alvin ISD Heritage Complex, 10855 Iowa Colony Blvd., Iowa Colony
  • Jones Creek Community House, 7207 Stephen F. Austin Road, Jones Creek
  • Doris Williams Civic Center. 333 Hwy. 332 E., Lake Jackson
  • Manvel Annex, 7313 Corporate Drive, Manvel
  • Drainage District No. 4 Building, 4813 W. Broadway St., Pearland
  • New Harvest Christian Fellowship, 1216 Broadway St., Pearland
  • Pearland Recreation Center, 4141 Bailey Road, Pearland
  • Silverlake Recreation Center, 2715 Southwyck Parkway, Pearland
  • Tom Reid Library, 3522 Liberty Drive, Pearland
  • West Pearland Community Center, 2150 Countryplace Parkway, Pearland
  • West Pearland Library, 11801 Shadow Creek Parkway, Pearland
  • Surfside Beach City Hall, 1304 Monument Drive, Surfside Beach
  • Sweeny Community Center, 205 Ashley Wilson Road, Sweeny
  • Precinct 4 Building No. 2, 121 N. 10th St., West Columbia

On the ballot

Several municipalities and school districts, as well as Brazoria County, have races on the May 4 ballot, according to the county’s website.

School districts with trustee elections include Brazosport, Columbia-Brazoria, Alvin and Pearland, according to sample ballot material. Alvin ISD has four races that are competitive. Click here to read Q&As for positions 1, 2, 3 and 7.

Pearland and Sweeny ISDs also each have a pair of bonds on the ballot. Each district has two propositions, with PISD’s totaling $105 million and SISD’s totaling $42 million, according to the sample ballot.

Cities with elections for mayors or city council members include Angleton, Danbury, Freeport, Hillcrest Village, Lake Jackson, Manvel, Pearland, Sweeny and West Columbia, according to the sample ballot. Towns of Holiday Lakes and Quintana, and the villages of Jones Creek and Surfside Beach also have races on the ballot.

Alvin, Freeport and Lake Jackson also have charter amendments on the ballot, according to the county’s website. Brookside Village and Danbury have sales tax measures as well.

Other races include a race for Brazoria County Appraisal District, a sales tax and creation of Iowa Colony Municipal Development District, and elections for Angleton Drainage District No. 1, and for the Treasure Island Municipal Utility District, according to the sample ballot.

What else?

Early voting turnout for the May 4 election in Brazoria County, which ran from April 22-30, was down by nearly 28% compared to the 2023 early voting period for the local May elections, according to data from Brazoria County. In each of the corresponding days, voting was down in 2024 compared to 2023.

However, voting turnout picked up steam later into the early voting window, with the last day of voting April 30 seeing the most voters, according to the data.