VOTER REGISTRATION CARDS - HARRIS COUNTY IS CORRECTING THEM
Registered voters in La Porte have been receiving their new voter registration cards from the Harris County Voter Registrar. Unfortunately, the cards indicate La Porte voters live in League City, although the other information on the cards appears to be correct.
The Harris County Voter Registrar’s Office has confirmed that “voters shall receive a corrected replacement within 5-10 business days.”
As a reminder, the state of Texas requires voters to show photo identification when they vote, not solely a voter registration card. More information on the acceptable forms of photo I.D. is available at VoteTexas.gov, a full state resource for Texas voters.
Information on the City of La Porte general election on May 2, 2020, may be found at LaPorteTX.gov/Elections or LaPorteTX.gov/Elecciones.
May 2, 2020 General Election
The next General Election will be on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at La Porte City Hall, located at 604 West Fairmont Parkway. Filing for a place on the ballot is set by state statute and will run from January 15-February 14, 2020. Find additional election-related dates and information at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/index.shtml (posted in accordance with TX. Legis. H.B. 305, effective September 1, 2019).
Filing requirements are per state statute, available at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/guide/2020/index.shtml, and those of the City of La Porte Charter, Article II, at LaPorteTX.gov/Charter. (Charter Qualifications - the mayor and councilpersons shall have been a qualified voter of the City for twelve months immediately preceding election day, and continuously during the term of office. A district councilperson shall also be a resident of his or her district for twelve months immediately preceding election day, and continuously during the term of office.)
Positions for election in 2020 are Councilperson At-Large Position B, Councilperson-District 1, and Councilperson-District 6.
- Click here for the Notice of Election for the City of La Porte General Election on May 2, 2020
- Click here for the Notice of Deadline to File an Application For a Place on the Ballot for the May 2, 2020 General Election.
- Click here for the May 2, 2020, CoLP Candidate Packet.
- Click here for the Notice of Drawing for Place on the Ballot (ballot order drawing). - The drawing for ballot order will take place in the City Council chamber on Tuesday, February 18, at 8:30 a.m. and is open to the public.
Candidate Filings (the names below are listed in the order in which they filed, the ballot order drawing notice is linked above and will be held on February 18)
At-Large Position B - Brent McCaulley; Ti O'Daniel; Chuck Rosa; William R. Geistman
District 1 - Trey Kendrick
District 6 - Randy Daily; Robbie McLarrin; Randy Rowan; Gary Rohr; (Wayne J. Gerrish has withdrawn)
- Click here for Ordinance 2020-3771 calling the May 2, 2020, General Election.
Voter Identification Changes
Voter ID Information
The General Election for members of City Council is held annually on the 1st Saturday in May.
May 2, 2020 Sample Ballots will be available here in early 2020 - Per the Texas Election Code, sample ballots may only be printed on yellow paper. These scanned sample ballots are suitable for color printers. If you choose to print them in black and white, you must use yellow paper. Only yellow sample ballots will be permitted to be brought into a City polling location. Sample ballots are posted in the City Hall lobby adjacent to the City Council chamber and copies are available from the City Secretary's Office at City Hall (604 West Fairmont Parkway).
To register to vote, find upcoming election dates, and answers to Frequently Asked
Questions, please visit the Texas Secretary of State's special voter page, VoteTexas.gov. For additional general information, please visit the Secretary of State's website. Also informative is the League of Women Voters page.
Para registrarse para votar, encuentre las fechas de eleccion proximas, y respuestas a preguntas hechas con frecuencia, por favor visite la pagina de votante especial del Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores de Texas en VoteTexas.gov. Para informacion general adicional de la oficina del Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores, por favor visite www.sos.state.tx.us.