Elections Open to All Eligible Voters

All voters who were officially registered in the City of Meridian by
May 7, 2005, may vote in the general election on June 7. Whether or not you voted in the primary elections does not matter.

For those voters who did vote in the primaries, it does not matter
whether they voted in the Republican or Democrat primary. In the general election, voters may choose any candidate for each office, regardless of party affiliation.

Purpose of the Election : To elect mayor and council for the city of Meridian for the next 4-year term, beginning July 4, 2005

When: Tuesday, June 7, 2005, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Who May Vote: Any resident of the city of Meridian properly registered 30 days prior to the June 7, 2005,general election

Where: One of the 15 voting precincts as properly registered based on residency. Check voter registration card for correct precinct (see list of precincts below)

Absentee Voting: Eligible voters may complete the appropriate application and cast their ballots in the city clerk’s office at 601 24th Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except holidays, through June 3, 2005. The office of the city clerk will also be open for absentee voting on Saturday, June 4, 2005 from 8:15 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The voter must meet one of the statutory requirements to vote absentee.

Absentee Voting by Mail: Certain voters may qualify to vote by mail. The voter may apply for an absentee ballot by mailing the appropriate application to the office of the city clerk if they will not be able to come to the clerk’s office because they are:

    A. Temporarily residing outside the county
    B. Temporarily or permanently physically disabled
    C. Sixty-five (65) years of age or older; or,
    D. The parents, spouse, or dependents of temporary or permanently physically disabled persons who are hospitalized outside of their counties of residence or more than fifty (50) miles away from their residences if the parents, spouses, or dependents will be with such persons on election day.

If you have questions regarding absentee voting, you may call 601-485-1945, 601-485-1946 or 601-485-1947.

This is a general election, so there is only one ballot. All candidates for each office to be elected will be on the ballot and the voter may vote for the candidate(s) they want.

List of Candidates:

For Mayor:
Harrison Lewis (I)
Jimmie Smith (D)
John Robert Smith (R)

Ward 2:
Floyd Killebrew (R)
Mary A.B. Perry (D)

Ward 3:
Robert Buford (D)
Barbara Henson (R)

Ward 4:
John Nelson, Jr. (I)
Jesse Palmer, Sr. (D)

Ward 5:
John Calvin Harris (D)
Bobby Smith (R)

City of Meridian Voting Wards and Precincts:

Ward No. 1

Poplar Springs School - 4101 27th Avenue
Northcrest Baptist Church, 3412 North Hills Street

Ward No. 2

Jaycee building, 4837 Hwy 39 North
Velma Young Community Center, 2400 16th Avenue

Ward No. 3

Frank Cochran Center, 1725 Carousel Drive
Mississippi State University, Meridian Campus 1000 Hwy 19 North
Northwest Junior High School, 4400 32nd Street

Ward No. 4

MCCSA (Mt. Barton School), 2900 St. Paul Street
Freedom Rock Christian Fellowship Church, 5718 5th Street
Council of Organizations Building, 814 45th Avenue

Ward No. 5

Central Fire Station, 2500 14th Street
Tuxedo Community Center, Corner B St. & 6th Avenue
City Hall, 601 24th Avenue
Crestwood School, 730 Crestwood Drive
Meridian High School, 2320 32nd Street