By Karolyn Gephart
Friendswood City Council called a general election for May 1, 2021 at their regular meeting February 1, 2021 at City Hall. The election will be held to elect a Mayor and two Councilmembers in Positions 1 and 3.
Galveston County will conduct the election for the Galveston County portion of the City and Harris County will conduct the election for the Harris County portion of the City. Galveston and Harris County offer county-wide vote centers so all the City’s registered voters may vote at any one of their polling locations within their registered county.
City Hall will not be a polling location for elections.
Galveston County’s early voting hours will be Monday, April 19, 2021, through Friday, April 23, 2021, from 8 am to 5 pm.
Early Voting is required to have two 12 hour days during the early voting period. The ordinance designated Monday, April 26, 2021, and Tuesday, April 27, 2021, as the two – 12 hour days from 7 am to 7 pm.
Election Day voting hours are 7 am to 7 pm on May 1, 2021.
In Harris County, early voting hours will be Monday, April 19, 2021, through Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 7 am to 7 pm and Sunday, April 25, 2021, from noon to 7 pm.
The ordinance designated Monday, April 26, 2021, and Tuesday, April 27, 2021, as the two 12 hour days, with hours of 7 am to 7 pm.
Election Day voting hours are 7vam to 7 pm on May 1, 2021.
In other Council news, City Manager Morad Kabiri reported Keep Friendswood Beautiful gave out 150 trees during their tree giveaway in Centennial Park and the event only lasted from 8 am to 9:15 am.
Kabiri praised the FPD for outstanding work to have the crime rate for 2020 decreasing once again. The annual Crime Report for 2020 can be found on the City’s website at www.friendswood.com.
An update on the Public Safety Building Expansion and Fire Station No. 2 reconstruction was presented to Council.
Local resident Susan Asimakis was appointed to an unexpired term on the Community and Economic Development Committee replacing Thomas Hinckley who resigned.