Early Voting & Election Information

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MAY 6, 2017 GENERAL ELECTION

A general election was held May 6, 2017 for the positions of Mayor, Councilmember District 2 and Councilmember District 6.  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.

Candidates who filed for a place on the ballot for the May 6, 2017 General Election are as follows:

Mayor:  Incumbent Dale Ross and Sherwin Kahn

Councilmember District 2:  Valerie Nicholson and David Sray

Councilmember District 6:  Incumbent Rachael Jonrowe and Lawrence Romero

Early voting for the May 6, 2017, General Election began on Monday, April 24, 2017.  The last day of early voting was Tuesday, May 2, 2017. During early voting, voters are permitted to vote at any polling location in the county in which they are registered to vote.

A swearing in ceremony was held May 16, 2017 at 6 PM at the City Council Chambers, 101 E. 7th Street, Georgetown, Texas.   The results of the election are as follows:

Mayor:   Incumbent Dale Ross

Councilmember District 2:  Valerie Nicholson

Councilmember District 6:  Incumbent Rachael Jonrowe

Municipal Government

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

VOTING REQUIREMENTS

 

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 passport

 Vote Centers

A 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.

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