Welcome to the City of Hitchcock!

 Whether you have moved from a neighboring city or from another state, you must be a registered voter in order to vote in the City of Hitchcock.  To Register to Vote visit http://www.galvestoncountytx.gov/to/Pages/VoterRegistrationInformation.aspx.

ELECTION - CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS FOR CITY COMMISSION 

Must be United States citizen.
Must be a registered voter on the date of election.
Have resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the city for six months immediately preceding  the deadline for filing an application for a place on the ballot.
Must be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election.
Has not been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court.
Has not been finally convicted of a felony from which the candidate has not been pardoned or otherwise.
Must satisfy any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE MAY 2, 2020 GENERAL ELECTION

January 15, 2020 -  First day to apply for place on the ballot
January 20, 2020 - City Offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King's Birthday
February 14, 2020 - Last day to apply for a place on the ballot
February 21, 2020 - Last day to with from the ballot must be received by 5:00 p.m.
May 2, 2020 - Election Day. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 


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Election Information11 documents

  • General Election Application
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  • A Guide to Becoming a City Official
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  • Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer Form (CTA)
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  • Campaign Treasurer Instruction Guide
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  • Code of Fair Campaign Practices Form (CFCP)
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  • Fair Campaign Practices Act
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  • Candidate/Officeholder Campaign Finance Report- Form
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  • Candidate/Officeholder Form Instruction Guide
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  • Campaign Finance Guide for Candidates
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  • Political Advertising
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  • How Cities Work
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