Elections

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MAY 1, 2021 - GENERAL ELECTION

The next General Election will be held on May 1, 2021. On this day, our voters will elect one mayor and two council members for the City of Clear Lake Shores. Election day voting will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Clear Lake Shores Clubhouse, 931 Cedar, Clear Lake Shores, TX 77565.

FILE YOUR APPLICATION FOR A PLACE ON THE BALLOT

You can file an application for a place on the ballot beginning Wednesday, January 13, 2021 through Friday, February 12, 2021. The application packet is available for pickup at City Hall, 1006 South Shore Drive, Clear Lake Shores, TX. You can also download the forms HERE.

Additional Information:

  • All applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021. Any application filed after 5:00 p.m. will not be counted.
  • Applications must be notarized. City staff cannot notarize applications.
  • Applications must be submitted by mail or in person. Secretary of State does not recognize email as an acceptable form of acceptance of the application.  Per Texas Election Law, “An application filed by mail must be received by the deadline; having a time stamp before the deadline with the application actually arriving after the deadline is not sufficient.”

Qualifications for Office

Mayor

  • Residence: 1 year in state prior to the filing deadline; 1 year in city prior to election day
  • Age: 18
  • Must be a registered voter in territory elected from by the filing deadline

Alderman

  • Residence: 1 year in state prior to filing deadline; 6 months in the city (or ward) prior to filing deadline 
  • Age: 18
  • Must be a registered voter in territory elected from by the filing deadline

To learn more, please visit https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/laws/terms.shtml

EARLY VOTING

Don’t forget that you can also vote early!

Early voting will begin on Monday, April 19, 2021 and will continue through Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

It will be held at the Clear Lake Shores Clubhouse located at 931 Cedar Road, Clear Lake Shores, Texas 77565 as follows:

  • Monday, April 19 to Friday April 23: From 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, April 26 and Tuesday, April 27: From 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

VOTE BY MAIL

Early Voting Clerk's mailing address is: 1006 South Shore Drive, Clear Lake Shores, Texas 77565. Please visit https://www.galvestonvotes.org/voter-information/voting-by-mail/how-to-apply/

REGISTER TO VOTE

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. 

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




NOVEMBER 3, 2020 ELECTION RESULTS


Polls are closed for the November 3rd Election. To view unofficial election results please visit: 

Overall Summary: https://results.enr.clarityelections.com/TX/Galveston/106269/web.262169/#/summary

CLS Details: https://results.enr.clarityelections.com/TX/Galveston/106269/web.262169/#/detail/112

Official canvassing of the vote will be held on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.


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