Early voting for runoff races in Galveston, Dickinson and League City begins on Monday.
Locals are taking it outside or keeping it small to avoid passing COVID-19 along with the mashed potatoes.
In topographical terms, local results of the 2020 election in Galveston County would be a sea of deep red surrounding a blue peninsula and some small blue islands.
Municipal races in Galveston normally are non-partisan. But last week, the Galveston County Republican Party began circulating an ad backing Roger Quiroga for mayor.
University of Texas Medical Branch hospitals could be among the first to receive shipments of COVID-19 vaccines developed by drug companies Pfizer and Moderna.
The former Galveston mayor said a critic called him a "clean Mexican" on Facebook, but Quiroga called himself that at a meeting with campaign supporters.
Galveston mayoral candidate Roger "Bo" Quiroga said he was suspicious the Galveston City Council, and his runoff opponent, didn't include Moody Methodist Church in its initial list of polling locations.