Special election set for June 18 to fill Ward 4 seat

The Biloxi City Council has scheduled a special election for Tuesday, June 18 for Ward 4 residents. The special election will be to fill the unexpired term of Ward 4 Councilmember Robert Deming III who resigned Tuesday evening.  

Here is the list of important dates for Ward 4 residents and candidates.

  • May 7, 2024 – Special Election Date set by City Council for June 18, 2024
  • May 8, 2024 – Candidates may file petitions and qualifying statements
  • May 17, 2024 – Voter Registration Deadline to be eligible to vote in the June 18 Special Election
  • May 29, 2024 – Deadline for candidates to qualify for 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)

Those interested in qualifying as candidates for Ward 4 must be a registered elector of Ward 4, file a Qualifying Statement of Intent, and secure a petition of the signatures and names of at least 50 registered electors in Ward 4. Petitions are available on the Secretary of State’s website, sos.ms.gov; Municipal Clerk’s office, 140 Lameuse St., 2nd floor; or by email request at sthacker@biloxi.ms.us. The deadline to submit a petition to qualify for the special election is 5 p.m. on May 29.

To vote in the Ward 4 Special Election, you must be a registered voter. The voting location will be at the Margaret Sherry Library & Fire Station (Station No. 6) Complex, 2139 Popp’s Ferry Road.
See more about the Special Election
See more about voter registration
See the Ward 4 map

News & notes: Weekly report, Preservation in May, Fallen Officer Ceremony

The week that was: Weekly reports from the departments of Police, Fire, Community Development, Public Works and Engineering are now online for your review. To see the report from last week and an archive of weekly reports, click here.

Preservation in May: Preservation in May is organized by the City of Biloxi, Biloxi Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, Biloxi Main Street, Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area, and the Mississippi Coast Historical an Genealogical Society. See the Preservation in May flyer

Fallen Officer Ceremony: The Biloxi Police Department Annual Fallen Officer Ceremony is held in memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice while in service of the community. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. on May 15, 2024 at the Lopez Quave Public Safety Building located at 170 Porter Ave. and is open to the public. To see the invitation, click here.