Last-minute Election Day reminders

June 8th, 2021     Government & Politics

One hundred and ninety-one of Mississippi’s 297 municipalities will participate in Mississippi’s Municipal General Election Day on Tuesday.

Here, voters will officially choose a mayor, chief of police and five aldermen – four from wards and one at-large.

All New Albany registered voters should go to the community center on Wilson Street to cast their ballots.

Polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday and close at 7 p.m. Any voter in line at 7 p.m. is entitled to cast a ballot.

Remember to have your approved photo ID in order to vote. A voter without an acceptable form of photo identification is entitled to cast an affidavit ballot. An affidavit ballot may be counted if the voter provides an acceptable form of photo identification to the Municipal Clerk’s Office within five business days after the election.

It is unlawful to campaign for any candidate within 150 feet of any entrance to a polling place, unless on private property.

Loitering is not allowed near the polling place. It should be clear for 30 feet from every entrance of all people except elections officials, voters waiting to vote, or authorized poll watchers.

Voters are prohibited from taking pictures of their marked ballot.

If you requested a mail-in absentee ballot, it must be postmarked no later than Election Day Tuesday and received by Municipal Clerks Offices within five business days of General Election Day in order to count.

Votes will again be counted in the main courtroom at the county courthouse. Because only four boxes will have to be counted, results may be available by 8:30 p.m. or earlier.

Voters are encouraged to practice good hygiene and follow CDC guidelines at the polls.

Anyone with questions may call New Albany City Hall at 662-534-1010 or the Secretary of State’s election hotline at 601-576-2550 or 1-800-829-6786.

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