2018 Elections Guide

Primary Election

First day to apply for a ballot by mail using Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Postcard Application (FPCA): Monday, January 1, 2018*

*First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2018 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.

Last Day to Register to Vote: Monday, February 5, 2018

First Day of Early Voting: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked): Friday, February 23, 2018

Last Day of Early Voting:Friday, March 2, 2018

Deadline for Ballot by Mail to be Received: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 (election day) at 7:00 p.m. (unless overseas deadline applies)

Primary Filing Dates

Precinct Chair Filing: September 12th, 2017 to December 11th, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m.

Candidate Filing: November 11th, 2017 to December 11th, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m.

Offices contained within a single county file with the local party. Offices that cross county lines file with the state party.

Filing deadline for all Primary ballot candidates: Monday December 11th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Are you a leader in your community looking to do more to serve your county, state, and country? Filing to be on the 2018 Republican Primary Ballot begins November 11th and ends December 11th. If you are interested in running now or in the future, please contact the Galveston County Republican Party Chairman, Carl W. Gustafson, to discuss the possibilities and how the party helps to train and equip leaders for the future.

More details can be found below on how to run for Precinct Chair and other elected offices that will be on the Republican Primary ballot in 2018:

All Offices except Precinct Chair

Filing Period: November 11, 2017 – December 11, 2017


Ballot Applications & Fees 

  • Party Office
  • Public Office

* Must be notarized before submitting

Precinct Chairs

Filing Period: September 12, 2017 – December 11, 2017


Ballot Applications

  • Party Office

* Must be notarized before submitting

Determine your Precinct Number using our Galveston County Precinct Map

Note: Hold Control and Scroll to zoom in and out on map

Application Submittal:

  • Email the scanned application to: [email protected]; or
  • Hand deliver it to: Carl W. Gustafson, Chairman, Galveston County Republican Party; or
  • Mail it to the following address:

Carl W. Gustafson
Galveston County Republican Party
P.O. Box 1322
Friendswood, TX  77549

Applications must be RECEIVED by 6:00 PM December 11, 2017
NOT postmarked by 6:00 PM December 11, 2017