In the general election for Hattiesburg mayor back in June, Mayor DuPree beat challenger Dave Ware by 37 votes. With the upcoming special election in a matter of days, citizens check to make sure each and every vote gets to city hall on time, including out of town voters. One citizen says many college students registered in Hattiesburg may not get their chance to vote absentee.
"I have several friends at State, Ole Miss, LSU, Alabama, Sewanee, who have all requested ballots, yet have not gotten them yet," Elise Cole said.
Late today, Ms. Cole said she gave the city clerk's office the correct addresses of the students, and was assured by the clerk's office that ballots would be sent overnight.