Absentee ballots available for runoff elections

Residents in Wards 2 and 3 who will be unable to visit the polls on Tuesday to cast ballots in runoff elections in those wards can vote by absentee ballot at City Hall this afternoon until 5 or Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

In the Ward 2 Democratic primary runoff, candidates are Felix Gines and incumbent William “Bill” Stallworth.

In the Ward 3 Republican primary runoff, candidates are Keith Burton and incumbent Charles T. Harrison Jr.

Those voters in Ward 2 and 3 who did not vote in the May 5 party primaries are eligible to vote on Tuesday. However, those who did vote may not cross party lines in the runoff elections.

Said Municipal Clerk Brenda Johnston: “If you voted in the Republican primary on May 5, then you cannot vote in the Democratic primary in the runoff, and vice versa.”

The winners of the runoff elections on Tuesday will join other party nominees and independent candidates on the ballot during the June 2 general elections.

To see results from the May 2 party primaries, click here.

Council to meet Tuesday afternoon

Ward 4 Councilman Mike Fitzpatrick, who was defeated in the May 5 Republican primary, is proposing measures regarding the city’s political sign ordinance and reducing the size of the Biloxi Planning Commission.

The two measures are among more than a dozen measures on the council’s agenda when it meets Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall.

To see the complete agenda and available resolutions, click here.

News and notes

Weekend preview: For a preview of this weekend’s entertainment lineup – including info on BLT’s “The Matchmaker” and entertainment at Biloxi casino resorts — click here.

Rec events: The city’s Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the Hershey’s Track and Field Meet on Saturday at the Biloxi High School stadium, and Special Olympics swimmers at the Biloxi Natatorium. For details on these and other Parks and Recreation activities and programming, click here.

Amendment: The city is amending its Community Development Block Grant program to incorporate $153,000 in additional funds. To see the notice, click here.

Traffic update: To see the Public Works Department’s Traffic Update, click here.