Early voting in the May 9 election begins Monday, April 27, for the May general election that will decide a city council race and school board trustee position in Clear Creek ISD.
Retired Houston Police Officer Michael Wood, along with longtime Friendswood resident Philip Caltabiano have challenged City Councilman Steve Rockey. Mayor Kevin Holland and Councilman Jim Hill are unopposed.
In Clear Creek ISD, one race is contested: James Jay Cunningham and Trent Dale Martin are competing for the District 5 position, being vacated by longtime retiring Trustee Dee Scott. At-Large Trustee Charles Pond and District 4 Trustee Page Rander are unopposed.
Friendswood ISD does not hold trustee elections in May.
Early voting will be held at Friendswood City Hall, 910 S. Friendswood Dr., and will continue until Tuesday, May 5. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 27, and 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, April 28-30. On Friday and Saturday, early voting hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Polls will be open from 7:30 a.m .to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 4, and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, the last day of early voting.
Voting hours on Election Day, May 9, will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be one polling place for all voters – both Galveston and Harris County residents — at Friendswood City Hall in the Second Floor Conference Rooms.
Those over 65, disabled, confined in jail or out of the country may vote by mail. Applications for mail ballots must be mailed to City Secretary Melinda Welsh, 910 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, Texas, 77546-4856, before April 30.