Postponement of Clear Lake Shores elections
On Friday, March 13th, Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster as there are more than 50 confirmed cases of the virus. In addition, Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation suspending provisions of the Texas Election Code to allow political subdivisions to postpone their 2020 local elections. Clear Lake Shores will postpone their May 2, 2020 elections until November 3, 2020 and will follow November 3rd election guidelines.
MAY 2, 2020 - GENERAL ELECTION
The next General Election will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020. On this day, our voters will elect three council members for the City of Clear Lake Shores. There will also be a Special Election to re-authorize a one-fourth of one percent (1/4%) sales and use tax according to Chapter 327.007 of the Texas Tax Code to continue to provide revenue for the maintenance and repair of municipal streets.
FILING FOR A PLACE ON THE BALLOT
The dates to file for a place on the General Election ballot are from January 15, 2020 to February 14, 2020. You can file the application in person or by mail at 1006 South Shore Drive. Clear Lake Shores. Texas 77565
On Friday, February 14th, the City of Clear Lake Shores received the applications for a place on the general election ballot. Here is the official list with the six candidates running for a council seat on the next General Election:
- Randy Chronister
- Rick Fisher
- Daniel Otto
- Elliott Rittershaus
- Alex Scanlon
- Steve Wirtes
Early voting will begin on Monday, April 20, 2020 and will continue through Tuesday, April 28, 2020. It will be held at City Hall, located at 1006 South Shore Drive, Clear Lake Shores, Texas 77565.
The hours designated for early voting are as follows:
- Monday, April 20, 2020 through Friday, April 24, 2020: From 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Monday, April 27, 2020 and Tuesday, April 28, 2020: From 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
ELECTION DAY - MAY 2, 2020
Election day voting will be held at the Clear Lake Shores Club House located at 931 Cedar Road Clear Lake Shores, TX 77565, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
REGISTER TO VOTE!
Don’t miss this opportunity to be involved in YOUR local election. To vote in Texas, you must be registered. Simply pick up a voter registration application, fill it out, and mail it at least 30 days before the election date.
The last day to register to vote is Thursday, April 2, 2020.
To be eligible to register in Texas, you must:
- be a U.S. citizen;
- be a resident of the county;
- be 18 years old (you may register at 17 years and 10 months);
- not a convicted felon (unless a person’s sentence is completed, including any probation or parole)
- not declared mentally incapacitated by a court of law
To learn more, please visit https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/reqvr.shtml or https://www.votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/index.html
VOTE BY MAIL
Click here to read instructions: http://www.galvestonvotes.org/Resources/VotingByMail/BBMInstructions.html