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 will be updated to include information about the next municipal when one is scheduled. 

 

Who’s running?

The candidates on the ballot

None at this time

 

 

Here is how it works: Those interested in running for municipal office file a Statement of Intent and petition with the city’s municipal clerk by a designated and time and date when an election has been scheduled. Those who wish to qualify as an Independent candidate must submit a Candidate Petition 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 candidate is certified. 

 

When to vote

When an election is set, the date will be listed here. (Special Election for Ward 4 is June 18, 2024.)

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. m.  To read about absentee voting, click here.

 

Where to vote

The polling place for Ward 4 residents to vote is the Margaret Sherry Library and Fire Station No. 6, 2139 Popp’s Ferry Road. To see the map showing the seven wards and polling places for municipal elections in Biloxi, click here.
To see the Ward 4 polling place map, click here. 

 

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 Justin Wetzel 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 Ward 4 Special Election calendar (TBA)

For voters

  • May 7, 2024 – Special Election Date set by City Council for June 18, 2024
  • May 17, 2024 – Voter Registration Deadline to be eligible to vote in June 18 Special Election
  • June 8, 2024 – City Clerk’s Office open from 8 a.m. –  noon for Absentee Voting
  • June 15, 2024 – City Clerk’s Office open from 8 a.m. – noon for Absentee Voting
  • June 18, 2024 – SPECIAL ELECTION DAY – WARD 4 – polls open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. – Margaret Sherry Library & Fire Station Complex –  2139 Popp’s Ferry Road
  • June 25, 2024 – Absentee Ballots returned by mail receipt deadline, 5 p.m. Absentee Ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day.
  • July 9, 2024 – SPECIAL ELECTION RUNOFF – WARD 4 (If necessary)

For candidates 

  • May 8, 2024 – Candidates may file petitions and qualifying statements
  • May 29, 2024 – Deadline for candidates to qualify for Special Election Ward 4
  • June 11, 2024 – Campaign Pre-Election Report Finance Deadline by 5 p.m. for the period Jan. 1, 2024 – June 8, 2024 for all candidates
  • June 13, 2024 – Candidates must file a Statement of Economic Interest with the MS Ethics Commission (online) within fifteen days of qualifying for office.
  • June 18, 2024 – SPECIAL ELECTION DAY – WARD 4
  • July 2, 2024 – Campaign Pre-Runoff Finance Deadline by 5 p.m. for the period of June 9, 2024 – June 30, 2024 for Runoff candidates only
  • July 9, 2024 – SPECIAL ELECTION RUNOFF (If necessary)
  • Jan. 31, 2025 – Campaign Annual Report Finance Deadline by 5 p.m. for the period of Jan. 1, 2024 – Dec. 31, 2024 Mandatory for all candidates.

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 redistricting@co.harrison.ms.us.