On May 4, 2019, the City held 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. The General Election for Council Member at Large Position 2 requires a runoff election, with will be held on June 8, 2019.
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 held 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
No candidate for Council Member At Large Position 2 managed to obtain a majority of votes during Early Voting and on Election Day on May 4. The top two candidates by vote count will advance to the runoff election on June 8 (Early Voting May 28-31 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., and June 3 and 4 from 7:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m.):
2019 Special Election
Street Maintenance Sales Tax Reauthorization
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.