The camps for Cheri Barry and Percy Bland lined the streets of Meridian, with signs in hand, and the candidates vowed not to stop until the polls closed.
Barry spent most of the day visiting various polling places, meeting and greeting supporters. Barry said she was focused on supporting those who have helped in her campaign. Barry says she is at peace and feels she has done everything she could to convince voters.
"And I'm so grateful to this community for supporting me in the way that they have," said Barry. "It has just been unbelievable and I just love Meridian, Mississippi. I look forward to being their next leader."
Bland spent most of the day at a campaign event on 8th Street at Deals on Wheels doing a live radio remote in which Bland reached out to radio listeners as he pushed toward the finish line.
"And I said from day one that this election will be won and lost on the streets and that's why we've stayed involved and engaged on the streets of Meridian," said Bland. "And I look forward to serving as the next mayor of Meridian, Mississippi."
Both agree that the will of the people will be decided by the vote.
Barry and her supporters are at the Quality Inn. Bland and his supporters are at the MSU Riley Center for a post-election party.
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