2018 State Primary, March 6, 2018

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Prescribed by Secretary of State

Sections 4.004, 83.010, 85.004, 85.007, 172.1112, V.T.C.A., Election Code 02/14

NOTICE OF GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION, DEMOCRATIC PARTY

To the Registered Voters of the County of Galveston, Texas: 

Notice is hereby given that the countywide polling places listed below will be open for voting as indicated below for voting in a general primary election for the Democratic Party to nominate federal officers, Members of the State Legislature, and state, district, county and precinct officers; and for the purpose of electing county and precinct chairs. 

Early Voting Schedule:

Tuesday - Friday, February 20 - 23, 2018 8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday, February 24, 2018 7:00am – 7:00pm

Sunday, February 25, 2018 1:00am – 6:00pm

Monday - Wednesday, February 26 - 28, 2018 7:00am – 7:00pm

Thursday - Friday, March 1 - 2, 2018 7:00am – 7:00pm

 

Election Day Schedule:

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 7:00am – 7:00pm

 

EV = Open for Early Voting

ED = Open Election Day 

Locations that will be open for both EARLY VOTING and on ELECTION DAY

 

 

Locations that will be open on ELECTION DAY ONLY

 

Galveston County Justice Center

600 – 59th Street

2nd Floor Conference Room

Galveston, Texas  77551

EV
only

 

Rebecca Sealy – UTMB Hospital

404 8th St., Classroom (1st Floor)

Galveston, TX  77555

ED

Joe Faggard Community Center

1750 Highway 87

Crystal Beach, Texas  77650

EV

ED

 

Alamo School

5200 Ave. N 1/2

Galveston, TX  77550

ED

Galveston County Court House

722 Moody

Galveston, Texas  77550

EV

ED

 

L.A. Morgan

1410 37th St.

Galveston, TX  77550

ED

Moody Methodist Church

2803 53rd St. (Fellowship Hall)

Galveston, Texas  77551

EV

ED

 

Weis Middle School

7100 Stewart Rd.

Galveston, TX  77551

ED

Bayou Vista MUD 12 Building

2929 Highway 6, Ste. 300

Bayou Vista, Texas  77563

EV

ED

 

GISD Administration Building

3904 Ave. T

Galveston, TX  77550

ED

Seaside Baptist Church

16534 Termini Jamaica Beach

Galveston, TX  77554

EV

ED

 

Santa Fe ISD Museum

13304 Highway 6

Santa Fe, TX  77517

ED

Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church

(Church Foyer)

6333 Highway 6 

Hitchcock, Texas  77563

EV

ED

 

Calvary Baptist Church

517 18th Ave. North

Texas City, TX  77590

ED

La Marque Community Room

1109-B. Bayou Rd.

La Marque, TX  77568

EV

ED

 

Texas City Central Fire Station

1721 25th St.

Texas City, TX  77590

ED

Carver Park Community Center

6415 Park Ave

Texas City, Texas 77591

EV

ED

 

Mid County Annex Building

9850 Emmett Lowry Expressway

Texas City, TX 77591

ED

West County Building

11730 Highway 6

Santa Fe, Texas  77510

EV

ED

 

Ministry of Encouragement Church

3424 Highway 3

Dickinson, TX  77539

ED

Nessler Community Center

2010 - 5th Ave. North

Texas City, Texas  77590

EV

ED

 

IBC Bank

2301 W FM 646

Dickinson, TX  77539

ED

Dickinson City Hall

4403 Highway 3

Dickinson, Texas  77539

EV

ED

 

San Leon Volunteer Fire Dept.

12th St. & Ave. D

San Leon, TX  77539

ED

Bacliff Community Center

4503 11th St.

Bacliff, Texas  77510

EV

ED

 

Kemah Fire Station

905 Highway146

Kemah, TX  77565

ED

CCISD Administration Bldg.

2425 W. Main St.

League City, Texas  77573

EV

ED

 

Hometown Hero’s Park

2105 Dickinson Ave.

League City, TX  77573

ED

Kemah Community Center

800 Harris and Highway 146

Kemah, Texas  

EV

only

 

Regal Estates

500 Enterprise Ave.

League City, TX  77573

ED

North County Annex

174 Calder Drive

League City, Texas  77573

EV

ED

 

League City Civic Center

400 W. Walker (Rm. 1 & 2)

League City, TX  77573

ED

Creekside Intermediate

4320 W. Main St. (North Gym)

League City, TX  77573

EV

ED

 

League City Intermediate

2588 Webster St. (Cafeteria)

League City, TX  77573

ED

Friendswood City Hall

910 S. Friendswood Dr.

Friendswood, Texas  77546

EV

ED

 

Bauerschlag Elementary

2051 W. League City Parkway

League City, TX  77573

ED

Old Friendswood Jr. High

402 Laurel Dr.

Friendswood, Texas  77546

EV

ED

 

AMOCO Federal Credit Union

235 E. Parkwood Ave.

Friendswood, TX  77546

ED

 

Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to:

Dwight D. Sullivan, County Clerk

P.O. Box 17253

Galveston, TX   77552-7253

 

Applications for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business on February 23, 2018.

 


 

AVISO DE ELECCION PRIMARIA GENERAL, DEMOCRÁTICO PARTIDO

A los votantes registrados del Condado de Galveston, Texas: 

Por la presente se da aviso de que los lugares de votación detallados a continuación estarán abiertos para votación según se indica a continuación para votar en una elección primaria general para el Partido Democrático para nominar a oficiales federales, miembros de la Legislatura estatal y oficiales del estado, distrito, condado y precinto y con el propósito de elegir sillas de condado y precinto.

 

Horario de Votación Anticipada:

Martes - Viernes, Febrero 20 - 23, 2018 8:00am – 5:00pm

Sabado, Febrero 24, 2018 7:00am – 7:00pm

Domingo, Febreroy 25, 2018 1:00am – 6:00pm

Lunes - Miercoles, Febrero 26 - 28, 2018 7:00am – 7:00pm

Jueves - Viernes, Marzo 1 - 2, 2018 7:00am – 7:00pm

 

Election Day Schedule:

Martes, Marzo 6, 2018 7:00am – 7:00pm

 

EV = Abierto para la votación anticipada

ED = Día de elecciones abiertas

Locations that will be open for both EARLY VOTING and on ELECTION DAY

 

 

Locations that will be open on ELECTION DAY ONLY

 

Galveston County Justice Center

600 – 59th Street

2nd Floor Conference Room

Galveston, Texas  77551

EV
only

 

Rebecca Sealy – UTMB Hospital

404 8th St., Classroom (1st Floor)

Galveston, TX  77555

ED

Joe Faggard Community Center

1750 Highway 87

Crystal Beach, Texas  77650

EV

ED

 

Alamo School

5200 Ave. N 1/2

Galveston, TX  77550

ED

Galveston County Court House

722 Moody

Galveston, Texas  77550

EV

ED

 

L.A. Morgan

1410 37th St.

Galveston, TX  77550

ED

Moody Methodist Church

2803 53rd St. (Fellowship Hall)

Galveston, Texas  77551

EV

ED

 

Weis Middle School

7100 Stewart Rd.

Galveston, TX  77551

ED

Bayou Vista MUD 12 Building

2929 Highway 6, Ste. 300

Bayou Vista, Texas  77563

EV

ED

 

GISD Administration Building

3904 Ave. T

Galveston, TX  77550

ED

Seaside Baptist Church

16534 Termini Jamaica Beach

Galveston, TX  77554

EV

ED

 

Santa Fe ISD Museum

13304 Highway 6

Santa Fe, TX  77517

ED

Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church

(Church Foyer)

6333 Highway 6 

Hitchcock, Texas  77563

EV

ED

 

Calvary Baptist Church

517 18th Ave. North

Texas City, TX  77590

ED

La Marque Community Room

1109-B. Bayou Rd.

La Marque, TX  77568

EV

ED

 

Texas City Central Fire Station

1721 25th St.

Texas City, TX  77590

ED

Carver Park Community Center

6415 Park Ave

Texas City, Texas 77591

EV

ED

 

Mid County Annex Building

9850 Emmett Lowry Expressway

Texas City, TX 77591

ED

West County Building

11730 Highway 6

Santa Fe, Texas  77510

EV

ED

 

Ministry of Encouragement Church

3424 Highway 3

Dickinson, TX  77539

ED

Nessler Community Center

2010 - 5th Ave. North

Texas City, Texas  77590

EV

ED

 

IBC Bank

2301 W FM 646

Dickinson, TX  77539

ED

Dickinson City Hall

4403 Highway 3

Dickinson, Texas  77539

EV

ED

 

San Leon Volunteer Fire Dept.

12th St. & Ave. D

San Leon, TX  77539

ED

Bacliff Community Center

4503 11th St.

Bacliff, Texas  77510

EV

ED

 

Kemah Fire Station

905 Highway146

Kemah, TX  77565

ED

CCISD Administration Bldg.

2425 W. Main St.

League City, Texas  77573

EV

ED

 

Hometown Hero’s Park

2105 Dickinson Ave.

League City, TX  77573

ED

Kemah Community Center

800 Harris and Highway 146

Kemah, Texas  

EV

only

 

Regal Estates

500 Enterprise Ave.

League City, TX  77573

ED

North County Annex

174 Calder Drive

League City, Texas  77573

EV

ED

 

League City Civic Center

400 W. Walker (Rm. 1 & 2)

League City, TX  77573

ED

Creekside Intermediate

4320 W. Main St. (North Gym)

League City, TX  77573

EV

ED

 

League City Intermediate

2588 Webster St. (Cafeteria)

League City, TX  77573

ED

Friendswood City Hall

910 S. Friendswood Dr.

Friendswood, Texas  77546

EV

ED

 

Bauerschlag Elementary

2051 W. League City Parkway

League City, TX  77573

ED

Old Friendswood Jr. High

402 Laurel Dr.

Friendswood, Texas  77546

EV

ED

 

AMOCO Federal Credit Union

235 E. Parkwood Ave.

Friendswood, TX  77546

ED

 

Las solicitudes para votar por correo se enviarán por correo a:

 

Dwight D. Sullivan, County Clerk

P.O. Box 17253

Galveston, TX   77552-7253

 

Las solicitudes de boletas por correo se deben recibir a más tardar al cierre de las actividades el 23 de febrero de 2018.

 


2018 Galveston County Democratic Party Convention, March 24th - Time to Register

If you would like to attend the Texas Democratic Party state convention in Fort Worth, Texas, in June, you must first attend the county convention on March 24, 2018.  Click here for addition details on preparing for the county convention 
 
You can also pre-register for our county convention instead of registering the day of the convention.
If you’d like to help with setting and preparing for the county convention, contact Judy Stapp-Hollis at (281) 900-9732 or jsh11@verizon.net.
 
Thank you for participating in the political process.
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Details for Demcratic State Convention


Official Meeting Notice - Candidate Ballot Order Selection

Drawing for Ballot Order for the March 6, 2018, Democratic Primary Election in Galveston County

 
Notice:
Pursuant to Section 172.082 of the Texas Election Code, the order of the candidates' names on the Democratic general primary election ballot for Galveston county shall be determined by a drawing, said drawing to be conducted by the county executive committee.
 
Location:
Commissioners Court Workshop Room Galveston County Courthouse
(Located on the first floor, behind the Commissioners Court Room)
722 21st Street (a/k/a 722 Moody Avenue)
Galveston, TX 77550-2300
 
When:
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

NOTICE OF ADDRESS FOR FILING APPLICATIONS/ AVISO DEL LUGAR DONDE SE REGISTRARAN SOLICITUDES

Notice is hereby given that applications for a place on the 2018 Democratic Party primary ballot may be filed in person at the following addresses until 6:00 p.m. on December 11, 2017.
 
Por lo presente se da aviso que las solicitudes para que el nombre de un candidate este puesto en la boleta para la elección primaria del partido demócrata, podrán presentarse en los siguientes lugares hasta las 6:00 de la tarde el dia 11 de diciembre.
 
Address where Democratic County Chair will be:
 
Direccion del presidente del condado del partido demócrata:
 
713 Quaker Drive,
Friendswood, TX 77546-4018
 
Address where Secretary of the Democratic County Executive Committee will be:
 
Direccion del secretario del comité ejecutivo del partido demócrata del condado:
 
809 29th Street
San Leon, TX 77539-8355
 
Signature of County Chair
Firma del presidente del condado (signed)
C. John Young, Jr.
 
Date/Fecha
December 9, 2017
 
Reference: Section 172.022(b), Texas Election Code

December 11 Filling Deadline for 2018

        
The referenced posting discusses what it takes to win in 2018 and one of our goals is to double the number of precinct chairs.
If you are currently a precinct chair, you must reapply every two years. Print the application, get it notarized and mail it to Galveston County Democratic Party,  P O Box 756, Friendswood, TX 77546 before Dec.11, 2017.
If you would like to become a precinct chair because of a new found interest in politics, please complete the same application.  If you are interested in running for elected office in the future, this is a good place to start.  
Even if there is an existing precinct chairman, you could apply.   The names of all those running for a contested precinct chair would appear on the primary ballot next March and the voters in your precinct would have another reason to go vote.

Texas is a frontline state for future wins.

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Texas Has the Blue Vote Potential

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Thank you for helping Democrats win in 2018.

 


Want to Increase Votes for Democrats in the 2018 Elections?

For the 2016 election year, we raised over $4,000 to send out applications to senior Democrats across the county so they could easily apply to vote by mail. The success of this effort was demonstrated by the number of mail-in ballots submitted for the Texas primary - we sent shock waves through the county and city governments with the increased volume of applications and then matched the number of Republican mail-in ballots during that years primary.
 
It’s time to further expand our voting impact in Galveston county.
 
The November 2018 election needs Democratic votes more than ever to tell our elected officials we want something done about the decades of economic, social, racial, and environmental injustices perpetrated by the Republicans and their excessively wealthy friends. This is especially true in Texas and since the last presidential election.
 

The county has already been promised a dollar-for-dollar match for the first $1,500.00. Become an early contributor to make sure we get this match.

 
The Texas Democratic Party is facilitating this campaign to grow the number of Democrats voting by mail across the state. Galveston’s county goal is to reach about 9,000 Democratic supporters, which we can do for the bargain price of $4,230, thanks to the bulk printing and mailing provided by the TDP.
 
Remember, our path to victory depends on getting our Democratic base, and those who lean Democratic, to VOTE! We are trying to make voting easy for those who might meet resistance at the polls.
 
As you did so generously in our previous vote-by-mail efforts, please help with our latest county effort to Get Out The Vote (GOTV) by contributing either by check or via ActBlue no later than 12/15/2017:
 
Galveston County Democratic Party
P.O. Box 756
Friendswood, TX 77549-0756
 
ActBlue:
 
Remember, the county has already been promised a dollar-for-dollar match for the first $1,500.00. Become an early contributor and double you money.
 
Thank you for your support. We can’t win without you.
 

November 2017 Election on Constitutional Amendments:

Explanatory Statements for the November 7, 2017 Constitutional Amendment Election:

 

November 7, 2017 Constitutional Amendment Election Ballot Language:

Galveston polling locations and dates:

Hey, Texplainer: What constitutional amendments will be on the November ballot?:


No Rest For Electing Democrats - Continuing To Win in 2018

The May election and the June runoffs are over and we won three of five local races.  

Thank you to all who helped elect these outstanding women.   

Now, it's time to expand our financial and electoral foundation for winning even bigger in 2018.   

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We need to double the number of precinct chairs across the county before the end of October.  If you’d like to serve as the local representative for the other Democrats in your precinct, volunteer here

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We need candidates for all 2018 positions by the deadline in November.   The judgeship positions can only be filled by lawyers.  Training is available locally and on-line.   Here is a list of county elected officials - not all will be on the ballot in 2018.  For those who want to run, volunteer here.

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We need hundreds of volunteers signed up by the end of March, 2018.  It takes a lot of work to mobilize an additional 8,000 to 10,000 Dem-leaning voters and our base to go vote in 2018.   Help increase voter turnout, volunteer here.

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We need at least $50,000 to fund our 2018 county convention, mailing thousands of applications for vote by mail, paying our normal bills, and all the infrastructure we need for get out the vote.   

To cover about half of the $50,000 budget, we need sustaining (monthly) donations.  We need the equivalent of either 200 supporters donating an average of $9 a month, OR 100 supporters donating an average of $18 a month.  We are currently at about 10% of our 2018 goal.  Start your monthly donations now

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Make sure we have your current contact information.   Add the following phone number for GCDP Voice/Text to your contacts list:  281-819-5235.  You can leave voice mails or send text to this number.   If you’d like to receive GCDP emails or text message, just text ADDME to 281-819-5235.

Thank you for helping to turn Texas Blue in 2018.   


Local Elections Are Winnable, Depending on You - Early Voting Starts 4/24/2017

Fellow Galveston County Voters,

Here is your one chance for 2017 to affect local politics.   No long lines, just make a plan to vote and then follow through.

 

Make a difference in your local Elections:

Local elections are known for their low voter turnout.  That means just a few of our votes can easily elect a candidate who will represent all constituents.    

We have 6 such candidates running for five positions:

TC ISD:
Lois JonesLJones123@Verizon.net,   
Nakisha Paulnakisha_paul@yahoo.com
College of the Mainland:
Arnetta HendersonArnetta_HendersonCOMBOT7@yahoo.com
Melissa Skipworthmelissa.skipworth@gmail.com,     
Sharon Mitchinerslm744@yahoo.com
Note: Melissa and Sharon are both running for CoM, Position 5
La Marque City Council:
Casey McAuliffe,casey@moondogfarms.com

The GCDP strongly encourages Democratic voters go to the polls.  Early voting starts 4/24, continues until 5/2, and election day is May 6.

Make your plan to vote.  What openings do you see in your calendar?   What day is best for you to vote?   Is morning or afternoon more convenient?   Is their a voter you can take to the polls when you go?   Is there a neighbor to whom you can offer a ride to the polls?  

During early voting and on election day, you can vote at any polling locations.

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Resist - Then Replace.  Now is your chance to replace.

Thank you for participating in our local politics and making a difference.

 

Note: The GCDP supports the above candidates, but cannot endorse one Democrat over another where two or more are running for the same position.   All of these candidates are better for Galveston county citizens than those currently in office.

 


Seventeen states, Including Texas, Will Determine America's Political Future

The following excerpts are from an article by Steve Phillips, author of Brown Is The New White, where Phillips explains how Preident Obama won twice while hundreds of other Democrats lost.

“One of the most important [history] lessons is that winning back power requires sending as much support as possible to those on the front lines of the struggle for liberation.”   And Texas is on that front line.

“The upside potential in the front line states is enormous. In 9 of the 10 front line states, the number of potential progressive voters far exceeds the relatively narrow margin by which the 2016 election was decided in that state.”

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“In order to turn that population potential into political power, we must identify and fortify the community-based organizations and leaders doing the difficult day-to-day work of organizing, registering, and mobilizing voters. Often overlooked, these front line freedom fighters represent the country’s best hope for taking back our country. Although they don’t get the headlines, resources, and attention they deserve, they are there in the trenches, holding down the fort, eager for assistance and support from allies across the country.”

 

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“Examples of the effectiveness of these organizations abound. While researching and writing my book, I discovered at least 18 groups doing effective, quantifiable voter mobilization work in the front line states. The Texas Organizing Project, for example, …”

“…  challenging the Democratic Party to move massive amounts of money into the front line states in order to dramatically increase the number of progressive voters.”

“Investing the full $500 million in this fashion could swell the ranks of progressive voters by nearly 10 million people. That is how we take the country back."

More here:

and here:

RETURN OF THE MAJORITY: A ROADMAP FOR TAKING BACK OUR COUNTRY 

 

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If you are ready for “doing the difficult day-to-day work of organizing, registering, and mobilizing voters,” and haven’t already done so, volunteer so you can help take back our country.  

Become a Texas “Frontline Freedom Fighter."

Thank you.
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Andy Hailey
Government of, by, and for all the People requires both:
- Government with the moral purpose to equally protect and empower all the people such that 1) People’s individual freedoms are maximized, and 2) Economic, social, racial, and environmental injustices are minimized, and 
- Active participation (voting and paying citizenship dues) of a majority of the people to maintain such a government. 

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