Elections

CLS General Election Banner 2024

MAY 4, 2024 - GENERAL ELECTION

The next scheduled General Election will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2024. During this election, voters will elect three council members for the City of Clear Lake Shores. In addition, a Special Election will be held for the adoption of a local sales and use tax in the City of Clear Lake Shores at the rate of 1/4% to provide revenue for the maintenance and repair of municipal streets.

Applications Received 

FILE YOUR APPLICATION FOR A PLACE ON THE BALLOT

You can file an application for a place on the ballot beginning Wednesday, January 17, 2024, through Friday, February 16, 2024. The application documents are available in the above links or the application packet is available for pickup at City Hall, 1006 South Shore Drive, Clear Lake Shores, TX. 

Additional Information:

  • All applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2024. Any application filed after 5:00 p.m. will not be counted.
  • Applications must be notarized. 
  • Applications must not contain blank spaces. Incomplete documents can be rejected.
  • Applications can be submitted by mail or in person. Per Texas Election Law, “An application filed by mail must be received by the deadline; having a timestamp before the deadline with the application actually arriving after the deadline is not sufficient.”
  • Applications can also be submitted via email to City Secretary at cstroup@clearlakeshores-tx.gov

Qualifications for Office

Alderman

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

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

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