Early voting begins at 7 a.m. today (Monday, April 19) to elect a mayor and four City Council members to govern West University Place for the next two years. Early voting runs through April 27, with Election Day May 1.
Hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. today through April 24, on April 27 and on Election Day; from noon-7 p.m. April 25, and from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. April 26.
The prime location to cast a ballot is West University City Hall, 3800 University Blvd., with polls open until 7 p.m., but registered West U voters can go to any designated voting site in Harris County, listed on HarrisVotes.com/centers.
Voters must present one of the following forms of photo identification:
- A valid Texas Driver’s License
- Texas Personal ID Card issued by the DPS
- Texas election ID certificate issued by the DPS
- Texas Handgun License issued by the DPS
- US Military ID Card
- U.S. Passport
- US citizenship certificate.
Identification must be current, or for voters 18-69 years old, have not expired more than four years earlier. Voters 70 and older may use an ID with any expiration date if information is still current.
On the ballot are two candidates for mayor, Mayor Pro Tem/Councilmember Kevin Trautner and former Mayor Susan Sample, and nine candidates for council — incumbents John Barnes, Lauri Lankford and Ed Sobash, former Councilmember Mardi Turner, and first-timers Richard Beck, Melanie Bell, Shannon Carroll, John Montgomery and Sam Parikh.
A sample ballot is available by clicking here.
Questions on voting in West University may be directed to City Secretary Thelma Gilliam, 713-662-5813 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Harris County Elections Department, 713-755-6965.