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May 6, 2017 Election Filing Deadline
by Garrett Bryce
Friday, February 17, 2017

Today is the deadline for filing in the May 6 election, which includes positions on various city councils and school boards, as well as bond referendums and other local propositions.

Today is also the last day to order a general election or elections for a measure such as a proposition.

Items added to the May 6 election ballot include a $487 million bond referendum for voters in the Clear Creek Independent School District.

The bond includes construction of a new elementary campus and additions to Stewart Elementary, Creekside Intermediate and Clear Lake Intermediate, as well as rebuilding or renovation of older campuses, and other improvements.

Galveston will hold special elections to consider a $62 million bond referendum. Voters will also decide on propositions to dispose of Jones Park and Gus Allen Park, with the proceeds of the sale of the properties to be used in support of other municipal parks.

Shoreacres is including propositions to re-authorize the city's one-quarter percent sales tax for street maintenance. The city council also recently approved adding a proposition to change to a city manager form of government.

Webster has included eight propositions to amend the City Charter, including measures to change the term limits of council members and the mayor, increase mayor and council member compensation, and amend the charter to require four or more affirmative votes in order to fill a vacancy on the city council by appointment, if the remaining term of the position is 12 months or less.

Texas City Independent School District will continue to accept candidates for a special election to fill District 2 on the board of trustees until March 6. The position is for an unexpired term.

The deadline to register to vote in the May 6 election is April 6. Early voting will begin April 24 and continue through May 2.

For a list of elections and candidates, visit the Election Page

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