Elections & Voting

Elections


Elections for the Mayor and four places on the City Council are held every year for two-year terms. In odd years, election for the Mayor and Council Members Place 1 and Place 3 is held. In even years, election for Council Members Place 2 and Place 4 is held.

Aransas County


Elections Administrator
Michele Bennett
602 East Concho
Rockport, TX 78382
Phone: 361-729-7431
Fax: 361-790-0177

San Patricio County


Elections Administrator
Pamela Ann Hill
P.O. Box 578
Sinton, TX 78387
Phone: 361-364-6161
Fax: 361-364-6274
  1. Voter Registration
  2. 2016 General Election
  3. 2015 General/Special Election

How Do You Register?


From the Texas Secretary of State:


Registering to vote is easy in Texas. It doesn’t even require a stamp! Official applications to register to vote are postage-paid by the State of Texas. You may obtain an application from the county Voter Registrar’s office, the Secretary of State’s office, libraries, many post offices, high schools, and on the Texas Secretary of State website.

Applications


From the Secretary of State’s office, you may request that they send you an official, postage-paid application. Or, you may download an informal application, but you will be required to affix a stamp before mailing. You may also register to vote when you apply for or renew your driver’s license.

Read the instructions on the form, fill it out and mail it, postage-free, to the Voter Registrar in your county, or take it to the Voter Registrar’s office in your county.

Requirements


You must be at least 17 years and 10 months of age on the date you apply. If for any reason you cannot register yourself, with your permission, your spouse, parent or child may fill out and sign an application for you if that person is a registered voter or has applied for voter registration. This person is known as your “agent.”

All voters who registered to vote in Texas must provide a Texas driver’s license number or personal identification number issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety. If you do not have such a number, then you must state that fact and provide the last four digits of your social security number. If you do not have a social security number, you must also state that fact.

Registration Certificate


The application must be received in the Voter Registrar’s office or postmarked 30 days before an election in order for you to be eligible to vote in that election. You will receive a voter registration certificate in the mail after the Voter Registrar has processed your voter registration application. Upon receipt of the voter registration certificate, sign it, fold it and keep in it in your wallet and take it to the polls with you when you vote.