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First round of city elections coming Tuesday

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Many municipalities around the state are getting ready for the first round of city elections.

Party primaries will be held Tuesday in a number of cities, while others are waiting until the June 4th general election.  A couple of Pine Belt towns, including Ellisville and Soso, will not have any elections since their current officeholders are unopposed.

Of the 32 municipalities in our viewing area, only 11 have primary elections... most notably Hattiesburg, Laurel, Petal, Columbia, and Collins. 

"We try to use experienced poll workers. And so a lot of the poll workers that we are using are poll workers who have worked in the past with us in the city, but have also worked for the county elections as well," explained Rev. David Garraway with the Municipal Election Committee "So they are very well versed in the procedures and the laws for the State of Mississippi concerning voting."

Primary runoff elections if needed will be held May 21st, with the general election slated for June 4th.  The polls will open across the state at 7 am and close at 7 pm.