Early Voting & Election Information

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A general election will be held May 5, 2018 for the positions of Councilmember District 1 and Councilmember District 5.  The Mayor and Council Members serve terms of three years.  The Mayor is elected at large and the Council Members are elected from single-member districts.  A drawing for place on the ballot will be held at City Hall on February 23, 2018 at 4 PM.

Click here to see the Posting Notice of a Drawing for Placement on the Ballot

Notice of Drawing for Place on the Ballot

Candidate packets may be picked up at City Hall beginning January 2, 2018.   The first day for filing an application for a place on the ballot is January 17, 2018 and the last day to file for a place on the ballot is February 16, 2018.   Applications for a place on the ballot are filed with the City Secretary at City Hall, 113 E. 8th Street, Georgetown, Texas.  A drawing for the order of names on the ballot will be held at City Hall on February 23, 2018 at 4:00 PM.

Early voting for the May 5, 2018, General Election begins on Monday, April 23, 2018.  The last day of early voting is Tuesday, May 1, 2018. During early voting, voters are permitted to vote at any polling location in the county in which they are registered to vote. The early voting schedule along with dates and times for the county’s locations are posted on the County Elections website at www.wilco.org/elections.

Early voting is a convenient way to vote as you can select the date and location when and where you want to cast your ballot and avoid long lines on Election Day. Select the best polling location before you head out the door by checking the wait times at various polling locations on the Elections website at www.wilco.org/elections.  Registered voters can look up their voter information and sample ballot online as well. Sample ballots can be marked and printed to take to the polling location with you. The Elections website also can locate the closest early voting or Election Day polling location to you.

Voters are required to present an approved form of photo identification in order to vote in all Texas elections.  Currently, Texas voters who do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID have additional options when casting their ballots. As provided by court order, if a voter does not possess and is not reasonably able to obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID, the voter may vote by (1) signing a declaration at the polls explaining why the voter is reasonably unable to obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID, and (2) providing one of various forms of supporting documentation. The Texas Secretary of State’s Office has updated the new requirements on www.VoteTexas.gov and their agency website www.sos.state.tx.us. The following are the seven forms of approved photo identification at the polling location:

  • Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
  • Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
  • United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
  • United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • United States passportA vote center is a Countywide polling location where any registered voter may cast their vote. Vote Centers are all electronic and eliminate the Election Day requirement of having to vote in the polling location specific to your voting precinct. With Vote Centers, a voter can choose the most convenient polling location in the County during Early Voting and Election Day.


For details about the city election, contact City Secretary Shelley Nowling at Shelley.Nowling@georgetown.org (512) 931-7715.