Early voting in the May 12 General Election begins on Monday, with cities school districts, and colleges in the Gulf Coast Region opening the polls for various races.
In addition to several races for elected officials, various cities have place propositions on the ballot.
In Galveston, voters in the city's election will also cast votes on 17 amendments to the City Charter. The propositions include clarification of term limits for the mayor and city council, residency requirements for office, the creation of a capital improvement and/or a debt service account, a reduction in the limitation of the city's ad valorem tax rate for general operating expenses, and other items. Propositions
The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has provided its position on the amendments. News Release
The City of Friendswood will also present charter amendments, with 12 items on the ballot dealing with various issues. Propositions
La Porte voters will also consider 22 charter amendments, with items to consider including an amendment to elect city officials by majority rather than plurality, which would also implement run-off elections. Another item would remove a requirement that the city maintain a minimum staff of 25 full-time sworn police officers, and remove a requirement that a public referendum of qualified voters be approved before reducing the number of officers to less than 25. Propositions
The City of Santa Fe has put forward a bond proposition seeking voter approval to issue $6 million in bonds for the construction of a new public safety building.
Port Arthur voters will vote on a single ballot proposition to authorize the expenditure of existing Section 4A sales and use tax funds for Section 4B projects, for a period of three years. The proposition would allow the use of the city's sales tax revenues to be used on projects such as amateur sport and athletic facilities, infrastructure and other items. Proposition
For a list of mayoral, city council and school and college board races, visit the GuidryNews.com Election Page. Click Here
According to the Texas Secretary of State's Office, early voting may take place from April 30 through May 8. Applications for a ballot by mail have been accepted since March 13, with the final day to receive ballots by mail being May 4.
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