Details for SPECIAL ELECTION NOTICE ORDER FOR AN ELECTION

SPECIAL ELECTION NOTICE

ORDER FOR AN ELECTION

Order No. 2020-001

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT: Pursuant to Mississippi Code Annotated Section

23-15-854, on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, a Special Municipal Election will be held in the City of Diamondhead, Hancock County,

Mississippi, for the purpose of electing a City Councilmember to fill the Ward 4 vacancy

resulting from the resignation of one of the duly elected and acting members of the City Council of the City of Diamondhead,

Mississippi.

The nonpartisan Special Election will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at the

Diamondhead Community Center located at 5300 Diamondhead Circle, Diamondhead.  The last day for interested candidates to

qualify is February 11, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.  Candidate information packets are available at City Hall Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Those

interested must have prior to the election been a resident of the City of Diamondhead for two (2) years and resident of Ward 4 for thirty (30) days. 

If no candidate of Ward 4 in said election

receives a majority of the votes cast therein, the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall have their names placed on the ballot for a run-off election to be held three (3) weeks, thereafter.

So, ORDERED AND DIRECTED by the

Mayor and City Council of the City of

Diamondhead, Mississippi on this the 21st day of January, 2020.      

VOTER REGISTRATION

Eligible voters for the Special Election are limited to those registered in Ward 4. 

Citizens have until noon Saturday, February 1, 2020 to register to vote in the Special

Election.  If you are not yet registered, you may do so by visiting the Hancock County Circuit Clerk's Office, 152 Main Street, Bay St. Louis or visiting their website

hancockcounty.ms.gov/Pages/Circuit.aspx.  You may also register to vote at

Diamondhead City Hall, 5000 Diamondhead Circle, Diamondhead between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.  City Hall will be open from 8:00 a.m. to noon Saturday, January 25, 2020 and Saturday, February 1, 2020 to accept voter registration applications.

Jeannie Klein

City Clerk

Publish dates: 1/22/20, 1/29/20, 2/5/20

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