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Special election Thursday; 8 polling places open to voters – The Vicksburg Post

Special election Thursday; There are eight polling stations open to voters

Published at 4:17 PM on Monday, May 6, 2024

Thursday’s special election will decide who will become Vicksburg’s next Ward 1 alderman, and eight polling places will be open to eligible voters.

Vicksburg City Clerk Deborah Nickson said voters in Ward 1 will be divided into the following polling places: Municipal District 1 (Auditorium, 1,108 voters), Vicksburg City Auditorium, 901 Monroe Street; Municipal District 1A (Cedar Grove, 560 voters), Rolling Acres Community Center, 131 Elizabeth Circle; Municipal District 2 (Spring Hill MB Church, 480 voters), Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 815 Mission 66; Municipal District 3 (American Legion, 1,371 voters) American Legion Post 3, 1712 Monroe Street; Municipal District 4 (First Baptist Church, 864 voters), First Baptist Church, 1607 Cherry Street; Municipal District 5 (Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 1,178 voters), Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 718 Bowmar Avenue; Municipal District 6 (Plumbers/Pipefitters, 1,399 voters), Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Hall, 3203 North Frontage Road; and Municipal Precinct 7 (Kings Gym, 511 voters), Kings Community Empowerment Center, 224 RL Chase Circle.

Voting in Ward 1 will not take place in municipal areas 5A (Elks Lodge), 9 (Fire Station No. 5) or 10 (Porter’s Chapel Methodist Church).

Nickson said the city of Vicksburg has sent postcards to voters whose polling places were affected by the new district lines approved in 2022; However, voters with questions about which polling place matches his or her address can call the Vicksburg City Clerk’s office at 601-634-4553.

In Thursday’s special election, 10 candidates will compete to replace the late Ward 1 Councilman Michael Mayfield Sr., who died in March after a brief battle with cancer. The candidates include Gregory E. Bingham, Michael Anthony Gates, Daryl Hollingsworth, Warren Jones, Thomas “TJ” Mayfield, Bobbie Bingham Morrow, Charles Selmon, Jamma F. Williams, Joesph Everette Williams Jr. and Kevin L. Winters Sr.

Voting can be done on Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m

In the event that no candidate receives a majority of votes in the special election, a runoff election will take place on Thursday, May 30 between the two candidates who receive the highest number of votes in the special election.