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Qualifying deadline is Friday, March 3

Those wishing to run for municipal office have until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 3 to qualify.
The primary election will be on May 2.  A runoff will be held May 16, if necessary.  The general election is June 6. New officials will take office in July for four-year terms.
All candidates must meet the following additional requirements to qualify for office:
• Qualified elector (registered voter) of the State of Mississippi in the municipality of the office for which the candidate seeks election.
• Never have been convicted of a crime punishable by confinement in the penitentiary (unless the candidate received a full pardon).
• Never have been convicted of a felony in federal court, or a felony in the court of another state, as provided in Section 44 of the Mississippi Constitution.
For more information on qualifying requirements, contact the city clerk’s office.

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