On May 4, 2019, the City will hold two elections: a general election for the election of three members of City Council, and a special election pertaining to the continuation of the City's Street Maintenance Sales Tax. Information about each election can be found below.
2019 General Election
The City Secretaryconducts all City of Dickinson elections, and administers them in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas.
In accordance with the Texas Election Code, the City of Dickinson will hold a General Election on May 4, 2019, to elect a:
Council Member At Large Position 2
Council Member At Large Position 4
Council Member At Large Position 6
The term of office for these positions is three years from May 2019 to May 2022.
Notice is hereby given that applications for a place on the City of Dickinson, Texas, General Election ballot may be filed during the following times to the City Secretary.
Start Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
End Date: Friday, February 15, 2019
End Date Write-In Candidate: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
In 2001, the State Legislature authorized a bill that allows cities to levy a ¼ of one-cent sales tax, with voter authorization, for four years to be used exclusively on repairing existing streets. Dickinson residents approved the ¼ of one-cent sales tax in 2011, which provided a dedicated funding source for street repair, maintenance, and reconstruction that the City did not have prior to 2011.
The 2001 legislation included a “sunset clause” which says that the tax will disappear if not reapproved by the voters after 4 years. Dickinson voters approved a four-year reauthorization of the sales tax in 2015.
In this Special Election, Dickinson voters are again being asked to vote FOR or AGAINST the continued allocation of ¼ of one cent of sales tax to the City’s Street Maintenance Sales Tax. If the dedicated street maintenance sales tax is not reapproved, it will end. Voting on this proposition will not change the City's sales tax rate.