Filing for a Port Authority Commissioner's Position

Any eligible person may file for one of the two positions up for election in November 2021. The first day to file for election as a Port Commissioner for the upcoming November 2, 2021 election will be Saturday, July 17, 2021. The last day to file for a Port Commissioner position will be Monday, August 16, 2021.

The physical address for filing applications in person for a place on the ballot is:

Office of Port of Bay City Authority
1305 7th Street
Bay City, Texas 77414
(979) 245-5831 (phone)

The Port office is generally open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Election - Tuesday, November 2, 2021

The Port of Bay City Authority of Matagorda County, Texas will hold an election on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 for the purpose of electing two (2) Commissioners to six (6)-year terms each. The election will be a joint election with Matagorda County and the voting will occur at the various precinct/election locations established by the Matagorda County Clerk, (the “county’s election officer”).

The two (2) positions up for election will be Position One (1) and Position Five (5). The general requirements to be eligible and qualifications to be elected as a Port Commissioner requires a person to be a resident of the district, a freehold property taxpayer, and a qualified elector in Matagorda County, Texas.

In addition to the general requirements, to be eligible to be elected as Port Commissioner to Position One (1), a candidate must be a resident of Matagorda County Precinct One (1), as Precinct One (1) existed on August 28, 1967, which area is more fully shown and defined on a map in the Port Authority office, located at 1305 Seventh Street, Bay City, Texas.

To be eligible to be elected to Port Commissioner Position Five (5), a candidate must only meet the general requirements of being a resident of the district, a freehold property taxpayer, and a qualified elector in Matagorda County, Texas.

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