Election 2015: What you need to know

Biloxi’s 10 polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday for voters to cast their ballots for their choice of the 10 candidates for mayor.

Voters are reminded vote at their municipal polling place and to bring a valid photo ID when them to the polls.

Municipal Clerk Stacy Thacker reports that dozens of absentee ballots have been cast in person or through the mail. In-person absentee balloting ended Saturday at noon, and mail-in ballots must be received by 5 p.m. today.

The candidates: As listed on the ballot, in alphabetical order, ¬†are¬†Victor Ainsworth,¬†David Bull,¬†Cono Caranna, “FoFo” Gilich,¬†Felix O. Gines,¬†Kenny Glavan,¬†Pat Morris,¬†Dixie Newman,¬†W.S. ‚ÄúWindy‚ÄĚ Swetman, III, and¬†Paul Tisdale.

Where to vote: Vote at your municipal polling place. Keep in mind that your municipal polling place may be different from where you vote for county, state or national elections. To see a map of municipal polling places, click here.

Voter ID: ¬†In accordance with the state Voter Identification law, voters must show a photo ID when voting. Among the acceptable forms of identification are a driver’s license; a photo ID card issued by a branch, department, or entity of the state of Mississippi; a U.S. passport; a government employee ID card; a firearms license; a student photo ID issued by an accredited Mississippi university, college, or community/junior college; a U.S. military ID; a tribal photo ID; any other photo ID issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the U.S. government or any state government; or a Mississippi Voter Identification Card.

Registration: If you have registered to vote in a previous Biloxi municipal election, you should be a registered voter in Biloxi. But make no mistake: No one will be turned away on voting day. If you are a resident of Biloxi and your name cannot be found on the voter rolls when you go to vote, you may still vote, by affidavit.

Forecast: Showers and thunderstorms are likely Tuesday, reports the National Weather Service. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent, with mostly cloudy skies forecast.