Reporting Voting Issues/Concens

Resolving Texas Voting Issues:




Acceptable Texas Voter IDs

What is your plan for voting? Will you vote early or on election day? Will you vote with a friend or spouse? How will you get to the poll? Are you voting by mail? When will you mail in your ballot?


If you are going to the polls in Texas do you know what IDs are acceptable?


Make a Plan to Vote

We get out the vote and we can win!!!
Everything you need to know to vote in 2016 is here: My Texas Votes

Galveston County Elections Smart Phone App

Whether you are part of the GOTV team or a voter who wants answers to questions about voting in Galveston County, install this smart phone app.    Search for Galveston County Elections at your App Store:

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Posting and Paying for Campaign Signs

Fellow Dems,

As you may have noticed, candidates for the other team have put out their campaign signs all around the county this weekend.   It’s time for our team to make our move.  

We need you help in one of two ways: sign placement or recovering the cost.  


We have both home yard signs and highway 4’X8’ signs for our three local candidates and Mrs. Clinton and we need to get them placed ASAP.   If you live in a high visibility location in your neighborhood, please send your request for a home yard sign to    If you know of any land suitable for a highway 4’X8’ sign that is legally accessible and in a high visibility location, please provide the location information to Chairman Young,


As with previous campaigns, all these signs have been paid for by either the candidates or your county party.  Since the Democratic party and its candidates are dependent on donationS to pay for these signs, make a donation to one, or more, of the following:

Galveston County Democratic Party:

or send a check to:
Galveston County Democratic Party 
P.O. Box 756
Friendswood, TX 77549-0756
Michael Cole for US Congress:
or send a check to:
Committee to Elect Michael Cole
PO Box 1963
Beaumont, TX, 77704 
Cornel Walker for Judge, 10th Judicial District Court
or call:    409-795-8183
Lloyd Criss for Texas House Representative, HD-23
or send a check to:
Lloyd Criss Campaign
PO Box 519
LaMarque, TX 77568
Thank you for your support.   We can’t win without it and without your vote.

Annual Coalition of Black Democrats Breakfast - Texas City


When:  Saturday, October 1 at 9 AM - 12 PM

Where: Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Avenue M, Galveston, Texas

The Galveston County Coalition of Black Democrats will be having it's annual breakfast October 1st, 2016 at Old Central Cultural Center starting at 9:00am. 

This year we will be honoring the The Honorable Constable Terry Petteway. Our guest speaker in no other than The Honorable Congressman Al Green. 

A donation of $20 to attend is appreciated. 

Please contact Derreck Rose at 409-739-5665,
Donald Singelton at 409-789-5556, or 
Penny Pope at 409-789-3107 for tickets.

Get Out The Vote Rally & FUNraiser


Where:  416 6th St N, Texas City, TX 77590-7851

When: Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 PM - 9 PM

Democrats Join the 'Party'. This is not your father's "Get Out The Vote Rally!" We are having a FUNraiser and you are all invited. Come join us for music, food, beer, wine, great company, and 3 amazing speakers. Bring the family and help us celebrate the 2016 revival of the Texas Democratic Party in style!

Speakers include Justice Dori Contreras Garza, candidate for Texas Supreme Court Place 5, Gilberto Hinojosa, chairman Texas Democrats, and Rick Levy, Secretary/Treasurer State AFL/CIO.

While you're here say hello to your local candidates, Cornel Walker for District 10 Judge, Lloyd Criss for Texas House District 23, and Michael Cole for U.S. Congress District 14. 

Hope to see y'all there on Thursday, September 29th at 6:30 PM!

Volunteer to Get Out The Vote (GOTV)

Join your county team and help elect Democrats in Galveston county. We have new leadership and the Galveston County Democratic Party is in charge of it's county-wide effort.

For phone banking, we will provide training, scripts and phone lists. All you need to do is bring yourself, your cell phone, and your phone charger. (All voter lists provided must be returned before you leave.)

If you are qualified, you can use your computer instead of the phone lists. Just bring your laptop and you can use our virtual phone bank internet application to make calls and record your results real-time. You still need to bring your phone and chargers.

For block walking, which will start in October, we will provide training and materials for canvassing those who told us they will vote Democrat and reminding them, in person, to go vote.

Join our Facebook group to find an event to support.


Galveston County 2016 Election Effort Status

The Galveston County 2016 Election Campaign has been underway for a few weeks now.   Local candidates have been campaign for months.  GOTV fund raising was started late last year and is active right now:
And, there is a lot to do between now and election day.

Under our new county leadership, a biweekly meeting is held where we budget and plan our election campaign.  This meeting includes reps for the clubs, our local candidates or their Reps, and Reps from various Dem leaning organizations.

We have an active field operation that is in it's third week.  At this time, we are phone banking twice a week to build our volunteer team.   During early voting and on election day, we will be block walking to GOTV.
We are also planning signage, mailers, and fund raisers to pay for our budgeted activities.

At each club meeting, John Young provides updates on what we have completed and what is planned.

If you would like to help with any of our Election 2016 Operations, please contact any of the following people:

John Young (planning and budgeting) -
April Rosenbaum (field operations) -
Pedro Filipowski (phonebanks) -
Dana Hickey (voter registration) -
Andy Hailey (digital support) -
Tina Russell (BGTX support) -
Mike Henderson (Union Liaison) -
Marcey Casey (Island operations) -
Mindi Lakin (Island operations) -
Yvonne Tibai (Mainland Facilities) -
Steve McIntyer (Hispanic Liaison) -
Derrick Rose (Black Coalition) -
?????? (Asian Liaison) - Need a rep to this community

Please note:
WE ARE IN CHARGE.  Election results for Galveston County is ALL on us!!!

Election 2016 Vote By Mail Fund Raiser

Help Expand Use of Democratic Mail-in Ballots for November Election

Deadline for Contributions: 9/15/2016

Last year we raised over $4,100 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 the primary. 

It’s time to further expand our voting impact in Galveston county. The November 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. 

The Texas Democratic Party has launched a second phase of this campaign to grow the number of Democrats voting by mail. Our goal is to reach an additional 8,265 Democratic seniors, which we can do for the bargain price of $3,500, 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!

As you did so generously before the primary election, please help with our latest county effort to Get Out The Vote (GOTV) by contributing either by check or ActBlue no later than 9/15/2016:

Galveston County Democratic Party 
P.O. Box 756
Friendswood, TX 77549-0756


(Note: We have already recieved a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $1,000.00.   Become an early contributor to make sure we get this match.)

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