HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - The Hattiesburg City Council voted Tuesday night to move three municipal voting precinct locations to better align with precincts used in county, state and federal elections.
The Highland Precinct located in Ward 1 will be moved to the Longleaf Trace Precinct located at 2895 West 4th Street, which aligns with where voters in the precinct cast ballots in county, state and federal elections.
The East 6th Street USO Precinct in Ward 2 will be moved to the Eureka School Precinct located at 412 East 6th Street.
The Kamper Park Precinct in Ward 4 will be moved to the Hardy Street Precinct located at 1610 Hardy Street, where many started voting during the last presidential election.
City Clerk Kermas Eaton says residents will be notified by mail.
“Cards will go out within the next 10 days notifying those voters affected by the polling change,” Eaton said. “So we will be putting out communication to them, letting them know that your polling precinct will be at this new location.”
Mayor Toby Barker praised the council’s decision in a Tuesday night Facebook post, saying the changes will result in less confusion of where to vote.
The municipal primary will take place on April 6 followed by the general election on June 8.
Eaton says people can reach out to the city with any questions.
“Registering to vote and coming out if you have any cause of concerns with mainly with the polling or concerns with absentees or anything, we’re here to answer any questions and help and assist,” Eaton said.
The City Clerk office number is 601-545-4550.