About Us

     The West Brazoria County Drainage District #11 (WBCDD #11) was created by enactment of the Legislature of the State of Texas for the drainage of land situated within Commissioners' Precincts 1 and 4 of Brazoria County.  The creating legislation became effective April 2, 1969, with the District remaining dormant until May 1993 when the first directors were elected.  The District operates under the Texas Water Code, Chapter 49, under the regulatory oversight of the Texas Commission on  Environmental Quality.  The District is managed by five directors elected by the general public, by precinct.  Directors have the authority to make decisions; appoint administrators and managers; significantly influence operations; and have the primary accountability for fiscal and financial matters.

Election Information

      The Board of Directors for West Brazoria County Drainage District #11 consists of five Directors elected for 4 year terms.  Elections are held in even numbered years with Sections 1,2, and 3 being held in staggered years with Sections 4 and 5.  The next election is May 2, 2020.  The deadline for filing an Application for a Place on the Ballot is February 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.   A Candidate Guide is available from the Texas Secretary of State ( https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/guide/2020/local.shtml.

      Applications for a place on the ballot can be picked up at 1st Capital Business Services, 310 E. Brazos Avenue, West Columbia TX  77486.  Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please call the office at (979) 345-6008 to check availability of applications.  There is no filing fee.  To apply for a place on the ballot, you must meet the following requirements from the Texas Election Code:

ELECTION CODE
TITLE 9. CANDIDATES
CHAPTER 141. CANDIDACY FOR PUBLIC OFFICE GENERALLY
SUBCHAPTER A. ELIGIBILITY FOR PUBLIC OFFICE

Sec. 141.001.  ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC OFFICE.  (a)  To be eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, a public elective office in this state, a person must:

     (1)  be a United States citizen;

     (2)  be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable;

     (3)  have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be:
           (A)  totally mentally incapacitated; or
           (B)  partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;

     (4)  have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities;

     (5)  have resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory from which the office is elected for six months  immediately preceding the following date:
           (A)  for a candidate whose name is to appear on a general primary election ballot, the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate's application for a place on the ballot;
           (B)  for an independent candidate, the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate's application for a place on the ballot;
           (C)  for a write-in candidate, the date of the election at which the candidate's name is written in;
           (D)  for a party nominee who is nominated by any method other than by primary election, the date the nomination is made; and
           (E)  for an appointee to an office, the date the appointment is made;

     (6)  on the date described by Subdivision (5), be registered to vote in the territory from which the office is elected; and

     (7)  satisfy any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for the office.


Residents from each Section may vote only when their Section is up for election.  Polling places can be found at the Brazoria County Election Division website:  https://brazoriacountytx-web.tylerhost.net/recorder/content/Elections/HomePage.htm .