Voter Information

 

Welcome to the City of Biloxi’s online voter information section. One of the most important responsibilities of a citizen is to exercise their right to vote. You’ll find links to helpful information here. This page has been updated to include information about the 2021 municipal elections.

 

Who’s running?

The candidates on June 8 ballot

Mayor
Andrew “FoFo” Gilich (R)

Ward 1
Keith Anderson (R)
George Lawrence (D)

Ward 2
Felix O. Gines (D)
Tracey D. Smith (IND)

Ward 3
Dixie Newman (R)

Ward 4
Robert L. Deming III (R)

Ward 5
Paul Tisdale (R)
Sugar Stallings (D)

Ward 6
Kenny Glavan (R)

Ward 7
Nathan Barrett (R)

See primary results

 

Here how it works: Those interested in running for municipal office file a Statement of Intent with the city’s municipal clerk by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5. This completed form and $10 filing fee declares their intention to run for elective office in Biloxi. Municipal Clerk Stacy Thacker then presents the Statements of Intent to either the Democratic or Republican executive committees, depending on which party the potential candidate hopes to represent. The executive committees, which are actually conducting the primary elections, will review the paperwork, and if the individual meets the statutory requirements (residency, age, etc.), the committee certifies the candidate to appear on the party primary ballot. Those who wish to qualify as an Independent candidate must submit a Statement of Intent with 50 signatures of registered voters of the ward where the candidate proposes to run. Those signatures will then be validated before the would-be Independent’s candidacy is certified. The Democratic and Republican committees are expected to review the paperwork after the Feb. 5 deadline. 

 

When to vote

The upcoming municipal elections begin with Democratic and Republican primaries. When you go to your polling place on April 6, you will have to vote either as a Democrat or Republican. If no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote in a party primary, there will be a runoff election between the top two candidates in that race. The runoff, if needed, would be April 27.  The general election, where ballots feature Democrats, Republicans and Independent candidates on the same ballot, will be June 8. Polling places for all elections are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  To read about absentee voting, click here.

 

Where to vote

To see the map showing the seven wards and polling places for municipal elections in Biloxi, click here. Note that two polling places have changed for the 2021 municipal elections. In Ward 2, those who formerly voted at the Carl M. Ohr Fire Station No. 3 will now vote at the the East Biloxi Senior Center, 461 Parker St. In Ward 7, those who formerly voted at the Woolmarket Fire Station No. 8 will now vote at the Woolmarket City Center, 13034 Kayleigh Cove. 
See the map

 

Are you a registered voter?

If you have voted in a previous Biloxi municipal election, you’re probably a registered voter. If not, here are some simple qualifications: You must be at least 18 years of age by the date of the general election, and you must be a resident of the ward in which you wish to vote for at least 30 days before the election. The office of Harrison County Circuit Clerk Connie Ladner maintains voter rolls and registration for the City of Biloxi. If you are not registered to vote, or if you have changed your address or name, you should update information at the Harrison County Circuit Clerk’s Office, at MLK Boulevard and Lameuse Street in Biloxi. Call (228) 435-8276 or (228) 435-8233. You may also register by mail as well. To see the forms, contact information and to read more information, click here.

 

The overall 2021 municipal election calendar

For voters

  • March 6, 2021 – Voter Registration available for Primary Election in the Municipal Clerk’s office from 8 a.m. – Noon
  • March 8, 2021 – Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline.
  • March 27, 2021 – Absentee Voting available for Primary Election in the Municipal Clerk’s office from 8 a.m. – noon.
  • April 3, 2021 – Last Day for in-person Absentee Voting for Primary Election in the Municipal Clerk’s office from 8 a.m. – noon.
  • April 6, 2021 – PRIMARY ELECTION DAY – Polls open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • April 24, 2021 – Last Day for in-person Absentee Voting for Primary Runoff Election (if necessary) in the Municipal Clerk’s office from 8 a.m. – noon.
  • April 27, 2021 – PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTION DAY (If necessary) – Polls open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • May 8, 2021 – Voter Registration available for General Election in the Municipal Clerk’s office from 8 a.m. – noon.
  • May 10, 2021 – General Election Voter Registration Deadline. 
  • May 29, 2021 – Absentee Voting available for General Election in the Municipal Clerk’s office from 8 a.m. – noon.
  • June 5, 2021 – Last Day for in-person Absentee Voting for General Election in the Municipal Clerk’s office from8 a.m. – noon.
  • June 8, 2021 – GENERAL ELECTION DAY – Polls open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

For candidates

  • Jan. 4, 2021 – First Day candidates may file petitions and/or qualifying statements and pay qualifying fees ($10.00) for municipal offices.
  • January 29, 2021 – Campaign Finance Deadline by 5 p.m.- Annual Reports (Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2020) for all candidates and political committees.
  • Feb. 5, 2021 – Last Day candidates may qualify for municipal offices.
  • Feb. 20, 2021 – Candidates must file a Statement of Economic Interest with the MS Ethics Commission within fifteen days of qualifying for office. Incumbents must file on or before May 1.
  • March 30, 2021 – Campaign Finance Deadline by 5 p.m. – Reporting period covers Jan. 1 – March 27, 2021.
  • June 1, 2021 – Campaign Finance Deadline by 5 p.m. – All opposed Municipal General Election candidates seeking election this year must file General Pre-Election report.
  • July 1, 2021 – Municipal Officers’ Terms Begin
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More info?

You may contact Biloxi Municipal Clerk Stacy Thacker at sthacker@biloxi.ms.us or (228) 435-6254, or the Circuit Clerk/Harrison County Voter Registrar’s office in Biloxi at (228) 435-8276 or (228) 435-8233, or via e-mail at circuitclerkjury2@co.harrison.ms.us