Tuesday is Voting Day in Mississippi

By: Tametria Conner Email
By: Tametria Conner Email

City officials say they are making sure everything is in place and ready for Tuesday's general election in Meridian.

Sixteen voting boxes are packed with material for voters. Officials expect a larger voter turnout this election, as compared to the primaries, because there are several hotly contested races for the city of Meridian.

It will be the end of an era and a new beginning for the administration. John Robert Smith, mayor since winning the office in 1993, did not seek re-election. All eyes are on the mayoral race between Republican candidate Cheri Barry and Democratic candidate Percy Bland.

Two city council seats are up for grabs. In Ward 3, long-time councilwoman Barbara Henson is being challenged by Randle Jennings. In Ward 5, Republican candidate Bobby Smith is challenging councilman John Harris who is also running for the House District 82 seat. Wards 1, 2 and 4 are uncontested in the general election.

Meridian City Clerk Ed Skipper, who has been doing a lot of legwork, says besides encouraging people to get out and vote, he also advises voters to check their voter registration cars for the correct precinct.

"We have 16 precincts for municipal elections, and we need to check and be sure the voter goes to the right precinct," Skipper said. "Because some people in the city of Meridian vote in one precinct for county election and another precinct for city election."

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  • by kimberly Location: mcelhenney on Nov 2, 2010 at 06:24 AM
    does any one know where residents of george resse courts suppose to go vote at my husban and i sure dont plz email me back so we can go vote
  • by Loretta Bennett Location: Meridian on Jun 2, 2009 at 02:00 PM
    Cheri Barry remind me so much of John McCain.Cheri try her best to upset Perry Bland in the debate on yesterday and the said part is..she knows nothing.she didnt even have any idea about the lala enterprise,but yet,she proudly let everyone know she's from Meridian.How could someone been in meridian over 95 years and still dont have any knowledge of what going on?? I think it would be wise for someone to give Cheri her yearly mental health exam she been missing.Lets go PERRY BLAND!!!
  • by Let's Vote! Location: Get Out and Vote! on Jun 2, 2009 at 06:02 AM
    Make the Right Choice! Vote for Percy Bland!
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