Election season is upon us, and although it is an off-year, casting your ballot on November 5th is as important as ever. There are a number of different elections in and around Houston this November and familiarizing yourself with the election process and the candidates in each race will insure that you are prepared come election day.
In the City of Houston, elections are being held for Mayor and all 16 City Council seats. There is one City Council seat for each of the 11 districts (A-K) and five additional at-large seats. This year, many races are likely to end up very close due to a record number of candidates filing.
Due to the retirements of Texas State Representative’s John Zerwas, of District 28, and Jessica Farrar, of District 148, there will be two special elections on the ballot this November. Seven candidates filed to replace Representative Zerwas, while a total of 14 candidates are taking a shot at the seat being vacated by Representative Farrar.
In The Woodlands Township, Board Positions 5, 6 and 7 are up for election and due to the issue of incorporation, this election has been garnering major attention from Township residents. Position 5 and Position 7 are both open seats due to the incumbents John McMullan and Carol Stromatt both not seeking reelection. The Position 6 incumbent, Dr. Ann K. Snyder, is being challenged by three opponents.
Missouri City City Council Districts A, B, C and D will all be on the ballot on November 5th. Each incumbent is facing at least one challenger while Councilmember Anthony Maroulis has drawn three opponents.
- Registration Deadline: October 7, 2019
- Early Voting: October 21 – November 1, 2019
- Election Day: November 5, 2019
- Runoff Election: December 14, 2019
For a list of candidates or more information regarding any Houston area election, contact your HAR Political Affairs Team at 713-629-1900 ext. 287.