Register to vote by Thursday


Early voting for the May 4 local city and school elections doesn’t begin until April 22 but, if you aren’t registered, time is running out.

Thursday, April 4 is the deadline to register.

A spokesperson for the Austin County Elections Office confirmed that voter registration ballots postmarked with Thursday’s date will be processed and valid for the May election.

If you are unsure about your registration status, you can check online on the Austin County website or on the Texas Secretary of State’s website. If you discover you are not registered, you can download a registration application there.

Voter registration cards are also available in Sealy at the Gordon Memorial Library, 917 N. Circle Dr.

You cannot register to vote online; you must mail the application to the Austin County Elections office, 804 E. Wendt, Bellville, Texas 77418, postmarked no later than Thursday.

Voter registrations are good for two years and are renewed each even-numbered year so, if you cast a vote in last November’s General Election, your registration is valid for the local elections.

Area Races

Area communities and Sealy ISD will hold elections on May 4. Early voting begins April 22 and runs through April 30.

Sealy ISD

Place 1

Kristen Nelson Novicke

Bradley A. Miller

Place 2

Ralph Bond

Lakisha Murray

Brian Owen (I) 

Place 3

Ryan Reichardt – unopposed (I)

City of Sealy

Place 3

Dorothy Tarver

Sandra Vrablec

Place 6

Adam Burttschell

John Hinze

Brazos Country


Albert Sykes

Bob Ray


Sharon Smith (unopposed)

San Felipe


Bobby Owen Byars (I)

Cynthia L. Kelly

Alderman (top two vote-getters win)

Derrick Dwain Dabney (I)

John Jeffrey Zeigler (I)

Larry Gentry

Malcom John Upfield

Michael Joe Skrivanek


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