Candidate information, polling places and Q&As: What you need to know to vote in the May 4 Pearland and Friendswood elections

With the May 4 election fast approaching, here is information on candidates and polling locations for Pearland and Friendswood.

With the May 4 election fast approaching, here is information on candidates and polling locations for Pearland and Friendswood.

Early voting began April 22. Residents can vote early in person until April 30. To vote, citizens must present one of the following forms of photo IDs:

  • Texas driver’s license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety, or DPS;

  • Texas election identification certificate issued by DPS;

  • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS;

  • Texas handgun license issued by DPS;

  • U.S. military identification card containing the person’s photograph;

  • U.S. citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph; or

  • U.S. passport, book or card.


Friendswood voters will see City Council Positions 4 and 6 on the ballot. City Council Positions 1, 5 and 6 will be on the ballot for Pearland voters, as will the city's proposed $80 million bond. Additionally, residents can vote for Pearland ISD trustee Positions 5, 6 and 7 or Alvin ISD trustee Positions 4 and 5, depending on where they are zoned.

Community Impact Newspaper interviewed the candidates in all contested races.

Friendswood City Council


Friendswood City Council Position 4
Robert Griffon - incumbent
Robert Griffon is running for Position 4 unchallenged

Friendswood City Council Position 6
Brent Erenwert
Carl Gustafson - incumbent
Read our Q&A with the candidates for Friendswood City Council Position 6

Pearland City Council


Pearland City Council Position 1
Jimi Amos
Derrell Isenberg
Luke Orlando
Read our Q&A with the candidates for Pearland City Council Position 1

Pearland City Council Position 5
J. David Little - incumbent
Sheila Pope
Read our Q&A with the candidates for Pearland City Council Position 5

Pearland ISD Board of Trustees


Pearland ISD Position 5
Rebecca Decker - incumbent
Dona Kim Murphey
Read our Q&A with the candidates for Pearland ISD Position 5

Pearland ISD Position 6
Lance Botkin - incumbent
Joseph Say
Read our Q&A with the candidates for Pearland ISD Position 6

Pearland ISD Position 7
Jeff Barry - incumbent
Al Lloyd
Read our Q&A with the candidates for Pearland ISD Position 7

Alvin ISD Board of Trustees


Alvin ISD Position 4
Paul Needham
Tiffany Wennerstrom - incumbent
Read our Q&A with the candidates for Alvin ISD Position 4

Alvin ISD Position 5
Arnetta Murray
Nicole Tonini - incumbent
Read our Q&A with the candidates for Alvin ISD Position 5

Friendswood residents can vote for the Friendswood City Council races at the following locations. Residents who live in the Harris County portion of Friendswood will be able to vote for Friendswood City Council races at Friendswood City Hall and at the Galveston County Justice Center.

Early voting
Friendswood City Hall, 910 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood
Galveston County Justice Center, 600 59th St., Galveston

Early voting will be available at Friendswood City Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 22-26 and from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., April 29-30. Early voting will be available the Galveston County Justice Center from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., April 27 and from 1 to 6 p.m., April 28.

Election day
Friendswood City Hall, 910 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood

Friendswood residents can vote at Friendswood City Hall from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Election day.

Pearland residents can vote for the Pearland City Council and Alvin ISD or Pearland ISD races at the following locations:

Early voting
Tom Reid Library, 3522 Liberty Drive, Pearland
Westside Event Center, 2150 Country Place Parkway, Pearland
Pearland Westside Library, 2803 Business Center Drive, Ste. 101, Pearland.

The above sites are open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., April 22-26; 7 a.m.-7 p.m., April 27 and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., April 29-30.

Election day
Drainage District, No. 4 Building, 4805 W. Broadway St., Pearland
Westside Event Center, 2150 Country Place Parkway, Pearland
Pearland Recreation Center, 4141 Bailey Road, Pearland
Silverlake Recreation Center, 2715 Southwyck Parkway, Pearland
Tom Reid Library, 3522 Liberty Drive, Pearland
Pearland Westside Library, 2803 Business Center Drive, Ste. 101, Pearland.

The above sites are open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Election day.
By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.


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