Elections/Elecciones

May 1, 2021 General Election

SAMPLE BALLOTS - Sample ballots taken in a polling location must be printed on yellow paper. The ballots linked below may be printed, copies are also available for pick up in the lobby at City Hall.

District 1
District 2
District 3
District 4
District 5
District 6
LPISD District 7

In 2019, the Texas Legislature updated the Texas Election Code to require that voter check-in lists be posted for each day of voting on a political subdivision's website. Once early voting begins, please find these below for this election, posted the business day following each voting day by 11 a.m.:
April 19, 2021, early voting check-in list
April 20, 2021, early voting check-in list
April 21, 2021, early voting check-in list 
April 22, 2021, early voting check-in list
April 23, 2021, early voting check-in list
April 26, 2021, early voting check-in list
April 27, 2021, early voting check-in list
May 1, 2021, election day check-in list

Election day voting will be conducted on Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
- City & LPISD Districts 1, 2,3, & 6 at the LPISD ITC Building on the James Baker Elementary School campus, 9832 Spencer Highway, La Porte
- City & LPISD Districts 4 & 5 at City Hall, 604 West Fairmont Parkway, La Porte
- LPISD District 7 at the College Park Elementary School campus, 4315 Luella Avenue, Deer Park

The City of La Porte is holding its next general election on May 1, 2021. The races will be for the positions of Mayor and Councilpersons for Districts 2 and 3.

Click here for the Notice of Deadline to Apply for a Place on the 2021 General Election Ballot.
Click here to view the notice of election for the May 1, 2021, General and Special Elections.
Click here to view Notice of Delivery to the Early Voting Ballot Board

Filing for a place on the ballot is set by state statute and will run from January 13 to February 12, 2021. Find additional election-related dates and information at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/important-election-dates.shtml#2021 (posted in accordance with TX. Legis. H.B. 305, effective September 1, 2019).

Click here to view the original notice for the ballot drawing order (which was postponed until Friday, February 19, 2021).
Click here to view the Notice of the Logic and Accuracy Test for the Tabulating Equipment
- Click here to view the Public Notice of Delivery of Provisional Ballots to the Voter Registrar.

 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.)

Per the Sec. of State's CSO-3449 Advisory of August 3, 2020, candidate applications may be filed:
- in person, with the City Secretary's office at City Hall; 
- by mail; an application submitted by mail is considered to be filed at the time of its receipt by the appropriate filing authority. (Secs. 143.007(b); 144.005(b)); or
- by fax or email - "A signed, sworn, scanned candidate application (and petition, if applicable) may be submitted by fax or email if there is no filing fee [the City of La Porte Charter does not require a filing fee]. Please be advised that an application must be notarized prior to filing via fax or email.

May 1, 2021 Special Election for Charter Amendments

At its January 11, 2021, meeting, the City Council adopted an ordinance calling a special election for Charter amendments. Forty proposed amendments will be decided by the voters at the May 1, 2021, special election.


Polling Locations


Early voting for all City of La Porte voters and LPISD Districts 1-7 will be conducted at City Hall (604 West Fairmont Parkway) and the LPISD ITC Building (on the James Baker Elementary School campus, 9832 Spencer Highway, across from Sonic).

On election day, May 1, voters registered
- in La Porte Council Districts/La Porte election precincts 1, 2, 3, and 6 will vote only at the LPISD ITC Building,  and
- those in La Porte Council Districts/La Porte election precincts 4 and 5 will vote only at City Hall .
- Voters of LPISD Election Precinct 7 will vote for the LPISD races only, at College Park Elementary School (foyer between cafeteria and gym), 4315 Luella Avenue, in Deer Park. There will not be any La Porte City Council voting at the College Park location. (LPISD voters in LPISD Districts 8-9 will vote in Shoreacres or Morgan’s Point, respectively.)

Ballot by Mail


The state of Texas provides that certain voters may apply to vote by mail. The Secretary of State’s form to apply for a ballot by mail is available at  https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/forms/5-15f.pdf or is available upon request by mail to the City Secretary, 604 West Fairmont Parkway, La Porte, TX 77571; by fax to 281- 842-3701; or via email to CitySecretary@LaPorteTX.gov. Those interested may also contact the office of the City Secretary at 281-470-5021 for more information. Voters are not required to use the State application. Any application received that is not on the State’s form is considered an "informal application" and may be accepted if it contains all the following information:  1. Name and residence address of registration of applicant. 2. Address to which ballot is to be mailed. 3. Indication of each election for which the voter is applying. 4. The ground of eligibility for voting by mail. 5. If the ground is absence from the county, an indication that the voter satisfies that ground (provides a mailing address outside the county of residence). 6. The signature of the applicant.

Friday, April 16, 2021, is the last day an application for ballot by mail may be submitted in person, as early voting begins on Monday, April 19, 2021. Applications for a ballot by mail received by mail, common or contract carrier, fax, or by electronic submission of a scanned application with an original signature may be received through noon on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

Elections in the City of La Porte are conducted in accordance with the Texas Election Code and the City Charter. For more information, contact the City Secretary’s Office at 281-470-5021 or by email at CitySecretary@LaPorteTX.gov, or visit the City’s election page at LaPorteTX.gov/Elections or LaPorteTX.gov/Elecciones.

2020 Voting Guidelines Related to COVID-19
On May 27, 2020, the Texas Secretary of State's Office issued guidelines to voters and entities holding elections concerning polling places and voting conduct during upcoming elections. Click here to view the document. This was updated on June 18, 2020. Click here to view these additional guidelines.

Voter ID Information  

Voter Identification Changes


Click here for an interactive Council District map

Click here for the City Election Register


2021 Special Election for District 1

     On April 12, 2021, Trey Kendrick, Councilperson District 1, tendered resignation of the position. The resignation triggers an obligation for the City to hold a special election to fill the vacancy within 120 days. The City Council is expected to discuss a special election date and filing timeline at its April 26, 2021, regular meeting. More information will be posted here, as available.

2022 General Election
General Elections


The General Election for members of the City Council is held annually on the 1st Saturday in May.

Sample Ballots - 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 available at City Hall (604 West Fairmont Parkway) and linked on this page, when available.

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.

Political Signs


Campaign signs for the May general election may now be placed publicly until ten days following the election (unless candidates are involved in a runoff election).

Most campaign signs are placed on private property, with the permission of the owner of the property. Some candidates may choose to place campaign signs on City property, as this is not prohibited by the City Code. Candidates and their supporters who place signs on City property must remember that City facilities are there to provide services to citizens and the grounds must be maintained, and should consider placements that are reasonable and respect these requirements.

The City of La Porte does not endorse or oppose any candidate or proposition on the ballot and political signs placed on City property do not indicate any manner of support.

The City Code of Ordinances provides general campaign sign placement guidelines in Section 106-873, which can be found at LaPorteTX.gov/PoliticalSigns.

For polling locations during early voting and on election day, state guidelines require campaign materials and activities to be outside a marked 100’ distance from the polling location entrance.

The City may remove signs placed in the rights-of-way. The City is unlikely to be informed if others remove signs (HOAs, landscaping crews, etc.), from private property, especially windblown signs that have come off their frames.

The Texas Ethics Commission, not the City, provides authority, oversight, and enforcement for issues related to the message content of political signs, not the City. The Texas Department of Transportation governs sign placement on state roadways, as Harris County does for county roads.

Find more election information, including registration, early voting, and ballot by mail guidelines, on the City website at LaPorteTX.gov/Elections or LaPorteTX.gov/Elecciones.

En Español

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.

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The May 7, 2022, General Election will be held 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 19 to February 18, 2022. Find additional election-related dates and information at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/important-election-dates.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.)

Per the Sec. of State's CSO-3449 Advisory of August 3, 2020, candidate applications may be filed:
- in person, with the City Secretary's office at City Hall; 
- by mail; an application submitted by mail is considered to be filed at the time of its receipt by the appropriate filing authority. (Secs. 143.007(b); 144.005(b)); or
- by fax or email - "A signed, sworn, scanned candidate application (and petition, if applicable) may be submitted by fax or email if there is no filing fee [the City of La Porte Charter does not require a filing fee]. Please be advised that an application must be notarized prior to filing via fax or email."