Council sets special election for July 27 to fill Ward 3 seat

The Biloxi City Council today scheduled a special election for Tuesday, July 27 for Ward 3 residents to elect a new councilmember to fill the unexpired term of Ward 3 Councilman Jim Compton, whose resignation took effect this afternoon.

Deadline to register to vote in the special election is Saturday, June 26 at 5 p.m. Absentee ballots will be available at City Hall beginning Tuesday, July 20, and the deadline for casting absentee ballots in person is Saturday, July 24 at noon. Mail-in absentee ballots must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, July 26.

Those interested in qualifying as candidates for the Ward 3 post must be a registered elector of Ward 3 and secure a petition of the signatures and names of at least 50 registered electors in Ward 3. Petitions are available at City Hall in the voter registrar’s office. Deadline to submit a petition to qualify for the special election is 5 p.m., Saturday, July 17.

If you need any more information on the special election, contact the city clerk’s office at 435-6254 or via e-mail at, or the voter registrar’s office at 435-6279 or at

To see the Ward 3 boundaries for the special election, click here