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2024 City General ElectionVoter Information
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EARLY VOTING POLLING PLACES

(SITIO PRINCIPAL DE VOTACIÓN ADELANTADA)

 

During early voting, a voter may vote at any of the locations listed below:

(Durante Votación Adelantada, los votantes podrán votar en cualquiera de los sitios de votación nombradas abajo:)

 

Location of Main Early Voting Polling Place (Sitio principal de votación adelantada) - La Porte City Hall Council Chamber, 604 West Fairmont Parkway, La Porte, 77571

 

Location for Branch Early Voting Polling Place (Sitio sucursal de votación delantada) - La Porte ISD ITC Building, 9832 Spencer Highway, La Porte, 77571


Day and Date/(Día y Fecha)

Hours/(Horas)

Monday, April 22/Lunes, 22 de abril

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday, April 23/Martes, 23 de abril

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 24/Miercoles, 24 de abril

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, April 25/Jueves, 25 de abril

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, April 26/Viernes, 26 de abril

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday, April 29/Lunes, 29 de abril

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday, April 30/Martes, 30 de abril

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


ELECTION DAY POLLING PLACES

(SITIOS DE VOTACIÓN EL DIA DE ELECCIÓN)

 

On Election Day, voters must vote in the precinct where registered to vote, unless the countywide polling place program is being used in the election.

(El Día de Elección, los votantes deberán votar en el precinto donde están inscritos para votar, a menos que el programa de sitios de votación del condado se está utilizando en la elección.)

 

Location of Election Day Polling Places (Sitios de votación el Día de Elección)

 

-  Precinct Nos. 1, 2, 3 & 6/(números de precintos 1, 2, 3 y 6) - LPISD ITC Building, 9832 Spencer Highway, Room 120/Conference Room

-  Precinct Nos. 4 & 5/(números de precintos 4 y 5) - City of La Porte City Hall Council Chamber, 604 West Fairmont Parkway


2024 City General Election

The general election for members of the City Council is held annually on the 1st Saturday in May. Find additional election-related dates and information at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/important-election-dates.shtml#2024.

The May 4, 2024, 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 17 to February 16, 2024. Candidate packets are available from December 15, 2023, at the City Hall Reception counter and upon request at CitySecretary@LaPorteTX.gov or 281-470-5021. It is anticipated that polling will occur at City Hall and the LPISD ITC Building on the Baker 6th Grade campus on Spencer Highway.

SAMPLE BALLOTS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL MID-MARCH.

The ballot order drawing was held on February 22 and the races will be listed as follows on the ballot:

Mayor - Louis Rigby, Rick Helton

Councilperson District 2 - John Freeman, Chuck Engelken

Councilperson District 3 - Heath Patterson, Bill Bentley

Notice of Deadline to File an Application for Place on the Ballot/Aviso de Fecha Limite Para Presentar una Solicitud Para un lugar en al Boleta - posted 11/24/2023

UPDATED Notice of Drawing for Place on May 4, 2024, general election Ballot/Aviso del Sorteo para un Lugar en la Boleta para la Eleccion General el 4 de Mayo de 2024

Ordinance 2024-3964 calling the May 4, 2024, general election.

Notice of 5/4/24 general election.
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2024 District 4 Special Election

A vacancy has been created in the Councilperson-District 4 position. On February 12, 2024, the City Council called a special election for this seat. The special election will also be held on May 4, 2024.

Ord. 2024-3967 - calling special for District 4, 2-12-24

Notice of ballot order drawing for District 4 special election

Notice of election for the 5/4/24 special election for District 4.

SAMPLE BALLOTS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL MID-MARCH.

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Filing requirements are per state statute, available at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/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."

Voter Information

Voting 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/6-1f.pdf (English)
https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/forms/6-1fs.pdf (Espanol)

 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.

Voters are not required to use the State application and are strongly encouraged to review information from the Secretary of State's office at https://www.sos.texas.gov/elections/laws/advisory2021-24.shtml.

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:

Section 84.001 prescribes the minimum requirements for an ABBM.  At a minimum, an early voting ballot application must be in writing and must include:

  1. State the applicant’s name;
  2. State the applicant’s address;
  3. State the number of the applicant’s driver’s license or personal identification card issued by DPS, or if applicant has not been issued one of those numbers, the last four digits of the applicant’s social security number, or a statement that the application has not been issued either of those numbers (NEW LAW – SB 1; 2021, 2nd C.S.);
  4. State the address at which the applicant is registered;
  5. State the address to which ballot is to be mailed, if different and if authorized by law (EC Sec. 84.002(a)(3));
  6. State a valid ground for voting by mail;
  7. Indicate the election for which the applicant is applying to vote by mail; and
  8. Be signed by applicant or witness, if applicable.

An ABBM that does not contain these statutory elements must be rejected by the early voting clerk.

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, provided that the original must be received by mail within four days of the receipt of the electronic submission, per the Texas Election Code.

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.

Voting Priority Notice

Texas Election Code Section 63.0015(c) was updated in 2023 to now require this notice on the website:

Pursuant to Section 63.0015, Election Code, an election officer shall give voting order priority to individuals with a mobility problem that substantially impairs the person's ability to move around. A person assisting an individual with a mobility problem may also, at the individual's request, be given voting order priority. Disabilities and conditions that may qualify you for voting order priority include paralysis, lung disease, the use of portable oxygen, cardiac deficiency, severe limitation in the ability to walk due to arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition, wheelchair confinement, arthritis, foot disorder, the inability to walk 200 feet without stopping to rest, or use of a brace, cane, crutch, or other assistive device.

Voter ID Information

Learn more about identification requirements forlogo_votetexas Opens in new window voting at VoteTexas.org.



Texas requires voters to present an approved form of photo identification to vote at the polls. To ensure a seamless voting process, make sure to:

  1. Review the list of approved photo identifications and make sure you have one. A voter will be required to show photo identification at the polling location before the voter will be permitted to cast a vote. Check Texas Voter Registration website for a list of acceptable forms.
  2. Confirm that your state-approved photo identification is current. With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the photo identification must be unexpired or expired no more than four years.
  3. Verify that the name the Harris County Voter Registrar has on file for you matches the name on one of the State approved Photo IDs. You may visit the Texas Voter Name and Address Changes website to update your information.

Invalid Photo Identification

Voters who currently do not have an approved form of photo ID may apply for an Election Identification Certificate (EIC) at no charge with the Department of Public Safety. For more information call 512-424-2600 or visit the Texas Department of Public Safety website.

Interactive Council District map 

Look up your City representatives at LaPorteTX.gov/DistrictMap.

City Election Register

Find historical election information with the City of La Porte Election Results Register.pdf.

More Information

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.

2025 City General Election

Future General Elections (posted in accordance with TX. Government Code 2051.201(b)(3-4), effective September 1, 2019):

The general election for members of the City Council is held annually on the 1st Saturday in May, as set as a Texas Uniform Election Date. Find additional election-related dates and information at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/important-election-dates.shtml (2025 dates not posted by SoS as of 11/24/2023).

The May 3, 2025, General Election is set to 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 expected to run from January 15 to February 14, 2025. 

Filing requirements are per state statute, available at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/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."

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 en VoteTexas.gov. Para informacion general adicional, por favor visite www.SoS.State.TX.US.