Elections in The Woodlands Township
Township Board Elections
Elections for The Woodlands Township Board of Directors are held in November, as necessary. Each office carries a two-year term and all positions are elected at large by voters in The Woodlands Township in both Montgomery County and Harris County. To vote in a Township election, you must be a registered voter in the county of your residence and a resident of The Woodlands Township.
Residential Design Review Committee and Village Association Elections The Residential Design Review Committees and Village Associations elections are held in February of each year.
Other Governmental (Non-Township) Elections In addition to the Township Board of Directors, voters in The Woodlands elect representatives to a variety of districts, agencies and governmental entities with jurisdiction in our community. These elections may be for federal, state and local (MUDs, College District, etc.) officials or measures. General elections are held on May and November Uniform Election Dates. Schedules for primaries and special elections follow a separate process. Check with your County Election Office or the entity calling the election for more details. The links below are provided as a courtesy to The Woodlands voters.
Election Signage Guidelines
All political election signage must conform to The Woodlands Standards Section 2.10 (page 50) and Section 2.12 (page 54).
Distribution of Political Materials
Campaign material distribution at Township facilities is prohibited under the larger umbrella of solicitation. In addition, the Township’s election policy states that the Township cannot and does not, directly or indirectly, endorse, promote or support, through in-kind services or otherwise, any specific candidate forum, candidate information exchange or similar activities through the use of Township resources.
In 2012, the Board held extensive discussion on distribution of campaign materials at Township facilities, including the Town Hall. In the end, Directors felt that signage and distribution of campaign materials at the Township’s facility should not be allowed unless the facility was designated as a polling location.
The Board did create an exception for Village Associations in the Meeting Room Policy to allow certain forum or debate activity within the confines of their meeting room, provided certain conditions are met (e.g. all candidates or both sides of an issue are invited, no campaign activity outside of the room), but no other provisions for campaign-related activity were made.