Deadline nearing to register to vote

Persons who have never voted in Biloxi municipal elections or have moved since the last election will need to register by Saturday at noon in order to vote in the May 7 party primaries in Biloxi.

Voter registration is available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Harrison County Circuit Clerk’s office in downtown Biloxi, and this Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at City Hall.

In order to be eligible to vote, potential voters must be a U.S. citizen, be a resident of Biloxi for at least 30 days before voting, have never been convicted of a felony or have had their rights restored, and must be at least 18 years old before the next general election.

Those who cast ballots in the party primaries will have to vote either Democrat or Republican on May 7. Winners in the party primaries – those who receive more than 50 percent of the votes cast in their race – will face the winners of their opposing party and independent candidates in the general election, which will be held on June 4.

More election info online

Voter registration: To see the voter registration form, click here.

Your ward: To see the ward lines for the 2013 municipal elections, click here.

Your candidates: To see the list of candidates in the party primaries, click here.

Other news and notes

City Desk: Cliff Kirkland, one of Main Street Biloxi’s volunteers, discusses downtown Biloxi on the current edition of the City Desk webcast. To listen to the program,
click here.

Council agenda: The Biloxi City Council meets this afternoon at 1:30. To see the agenda for the meeting, click here.

Planning ahead: To see this month’s Calendar of Events, click here.