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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Special Edition Talk of the Township: Factual information regarding The Woodlands Township Election

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THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (Wednesday, October 27, 2021) – The Woodlands Township Board of Directors has called for an Incorporation election on November 2, 2021. Early voting started Monday, October 18, 2021 and continues through Friday, October 29, 2021. 

Election Day is Tuesday, November 2, 2021. More information about polling sites is also available on the Township website.

Township residents can access a variety of resources regarding the Incorporation election at www.thewoodlandsincorporationstudy.com

Trying to understand the differences between the current form of government and a City of The Woodlands?

The Woodlands Township has been communicating factual information about this year’s Incorporation Election including the differences between its current form of governance (a special purpose district) or a general law city (City of The Woodlands). An easy to read visual has been created to understand the differences and a series of videos have been produced to show the differences by topic areas. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Incorporation
Residents have asked numerous questions over the years about Incorporation, the governance of The Woodlands, and much more. Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions here: 

Township Board continues to address misinformation in the community
The Woodlands Township Board of Directors have held several meetings to address misinformation being disseminated in the community.

The Board of Directors have discussed, on numerous occasions, reports regarding the Incorporation Election that have been attributed to the Howard Hughes Corporation in local media news stories, in community meetings and on social media. The two commissioned reports, “A Report on The Woodlands Township Incorporation Financial Model,” as well as “A Critique of the Novak Consulting Group’s Law Enforcement Report,” did not use updated 2021 numbers and understated Township funding regarding the Township’s Incorporation financial model.

“You can vote for Incorporation or vote against it," Chairman Gordy Bunch stated, “but we want our residents to at least have the facts and correct data information to be able to educate themselves.” 

For more information about the misinformation, click here.

Voting Information
To vote in The Woodlands Township election, you must be a registered voter in the county of your residence and a resident of The Woodlands Township. The Woodlands Township contracts with Montgomery County and Harris County to manage elections in their respective areas of the Township.

Montgomery County residents can view the full list of voting dates, polling hours, polling sites or check voter registration by visiting www.MontgomeryVotes.org or calling the Montgomery County Elections Office at 936-539-7843.

Harris County residents can view the full list of voting dates, polling hours, polling sites or check voter registration by visiting www.HarrisVotes.org  or calling the Harris County Election Information Line at 713-755-6965.

Results
Please note, results of the Township Election will be posted on the Township website at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/novemberelection on Nov. 2, 2021, in the evening or the morning of Nov. 3, 2021. Results are also posted on the county sites at www.montgomeryvotes.org and www.harrisvotes.org

Ballot Information: Township Propositions
Residents of The Woodlands can vote "for" or "against" the propositions shown below:

THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP – PROPOSITION A
Authorizing the Type-A city incorporation of The Woodlands Township District and the adoption of an initial property tax rate of not more than $0.2231 per one hundred dollars ($100) valuation of taxable property

THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP – PROPOSITION B
Upon incorporation of The Woodlands Township District into a Type-A General Law City to be called the City of The Woodlands, the transfer of the rights, powers, privileges, duties, purposes, functions, responsibilities, the authority to issue bonds, and the authority to impose taxes from The Woodlands Township District to the City of The Woodlands.

Ballot Information: Township Directors

Additionally, three at-large positions on The Woodlands Township Board of Directors will be elected in the November 2021 election, designated as positions 5, 6 and 7.

Ballot positions for candidates are as follows:

Position #5

  1. Shelley Sekula-Gibbs 

Position #6 

  1. Ann K. Snyder 

Position #7

  1. Zipporah Singleton
  2. Luis R. Granados
  3. Bob Milner 

Each office carries a two-year term, and all three positions are elected at large by voters in The Woodlands Township in both Montgomery and Harris County. Per the Township’s enabling legislation, a Director is not entitled to compensation for service on the Board.  

Learn More
To learn more about The Woodlands Township election and to view results following the election, please visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/novemberelection.

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