The time has come again for the municipal elections to elect the mayors and aldermen for each city.
People were able to begin registering for the positions on January 4. The deadline to apply is February 5, and any person who is interested in applying for a position should complete and turn in the proper paperwork at the city hall in the area being applied for.
All those who are interested in applying must live within the city limits of the area being applied for. In order to run for mayor, the applicant must be a resident for the city for at least two years. Anyone who has to run for a particular ward must be a resident of that ward for two years prior to running.
There is a small $10 fee that must be paid in order to run as a Democrat or a Republican. The fee would go straight to the Democrat or Republican Party but will be turned in at City Hall.
In order to run as an independent, then the applicant must obtain 50 signatures of registered voters in the city on a petition if running for mayor or at large and return the petition to city hall.
Any person who chooses to run for office must file a Statement of Economic Interest with the Mississippi Ethics Commission with 15 days after the deadline for qualification, February 5, 2021. The form will have to be submitted electronically at the Ethics Commission’s website: www.ethics.ms.gov.
Since the elections are for each city, some voting precincts will be different from the county wide elections. Voting for the municipal elections will take place in the following precincts:
- Stonewall: Town Hall in the auditorium
- Enterprise: Town Hall in the auditorium
- Quitman: Quitman Volunteer Fire Department
- Shubuta: Multipurpose Building
- Pachuta: City Hall
The primary election is scheduled to take place on April 6, 2021. If a runoff election is needed, then it will take place on April 27, 2021.
The general election is scheduled for June 8, 2021.