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Posted on: April 19, 2021

UPDATE: Early Voting for Special Election Ends Tuesday, April 27


Early voting for the 2021 Special Election began today, Monday, April 19 and will end on Tuesday, April 27. During early voting and on Election Day, both Fort Bend and Harris County residents may vote at any polling location within their appropriate county.

The Fort Bend County early voting locations in Missouri City are as follows: 

  • Community Center, 1522 Texas Pkwy., Missouri City
  • Quail Valley Fund Office, 3603 Glenn Lakes Lane, Missouri City
  • Hightower High School, 3333 Hurricane Lane, Missouri City
  • Sienna Annex Community Room, 5855 Sienna Springs Way, Missouri City

For more details on polling locations, hours and wait times, click this link: Fort Bend County Locations

Harris County will NOT have an early voting or Election Day polling location in Missouri City as the location previously used on Election Day suffered water damage and is not available. The Harris County early voting locations near Missouri City are as follows: 

  • * Windsor Village Community Center - 14441 Croquet Lane, Houston
  • * West University Place City Hall - 3800 University Blvd., Houston 
  • El Franco Lee Community Center – 9500 Hall Road, Houston
  • Harris County Attorney Conference Center – 1019 Congress Avenue, Houston 
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Houston Katy – 22055 Katy Fwy., Katy

For more details on polling locations, hours and wait times, click this link: Harris County Locations

Fort Bend County will be coordinating the election for Fort Bend County residents; and, Harris County will do the same for Harris County residents. Residents requesting mail-in ballots should contact the county they reside in for further information.  

Residents will be able to vote for or against the following propositions to change the City Charter on the May 1 ballot:

  1. Clarify that the mayor may not act as chief administrative officer and fulfill the duties of the city manager.
  2. Establish a one-year term for the mayor pro tem position.
  3. Clarify that the city manager must obtain the City Council of Missouri City’s advice and consent to appoint, suspend or remove all or any one of the City’s department directors.
  4. Require that, if a contract is entered into for the employment of the city manager, the compensation of the city manager shall be set forth in such contract which must be voted on by a majority vote of the City Council of Missouri City.
  5. Extend the term of office for the mayor, district councilmembers, and councilmember- at-large positions from two to three years.
  6. Provide that a person is limited to twelve consecutive years on the city council before the person is required to sit out for a period of two-years before holding another position on the city council.
  7. Extend the time the city manager can transfer or request to transfer unencumbered appropriations from sixty days to ninety days after the end of the fiscal year.
  8. Clarify that the requirement of the city council to receive and consider bids for the sale of bonds applies to competitive sales only.
  9. Change the appointment date of charter review commissioners from July to January.

Citizens may also watch Mayor Robin J. Elackatt and City Attorney E. Joyce Iyamu address the May 1 Special Election and the Charter Review process on the special “In the News” edition via this link: Watch Video

For additional details on Missouri City elections, visit the City website via this link: Click Here

For more updates, please watch the City website:, like us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat—@MissouriCityTX and Nextdoor, watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T) or download the MCTX Mobile app (available for free in Google Play and the Apple app store).

* Updated at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 20

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