Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Tuesday, the Hattiesburg City Council voted to move three municipal voting precinct locations to align with precincts used in county, state and federal elections. These changes, first discussed in August during a work session, include the following:
- Ward 1 – Highland Precinct: These voters will vote at the Longleaf Trace Gateway building, which is the same for every county, state and federal election. This facility is located at 2895 West 4th Street.
- Ward 2 – USO Precinct: These voters will vote at Eureka School, which is the same for every county, state and federal election. This facility is located at 412 East 6th Street.
- Ward 4- Kamper Precinct: These voters will vote at the Hardy Street Baptist Church Activity Building, which is the same for every county, state and federal election. This facility is located at 1610 Hardy Street.
Citizens affected by these changes will receive notice within the next 10 days, along with additional notification before the primary election in April and the general election in June.
“This is good news, particularly for many who vote in one location for county/state/federal elections and somewhere different for city elections,” said Mayor Toby Barker. “It was presented last summer during a work session, and it was put forward for the city council’s consideration for this upcoming primary and general election. Kudos to the Council for taking action and keeping voting locations consistent with where many have voted in the last few election cycles.”
If citizens have any questions regarding these changes, voter registration, absentee voting or municipal elections, the City Clerk’s office can be reached at 601-545-4522.