Voter Information

Welcome to the City of Biloxi’s online voter information section. This page has been updated to include information about the May 12 runoff for special election for mayor of Biloxi. One of the most important responsibilities of a citizen is to exercise their right to vote. You’ll find links to helpful information here.


Candidates for May 12 runoff election

The top two vote-getters from the April 28 special election — “FoFo” Gilich and W.S. “Windy” Swetman, III — will face each other in a runoff election for mayor of Biloxi on Tuesday, May 12. Municipal polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Results of the April 28 balloting

A total of 7,670 ballots was cast, a figure that includes validated affidavit ballots. The results:

“FoFo” Gilich (2,220 votes or 28.94 percent)

W.S. “Windy” Swetman III (1,699 votes or 22.15 percent)

Felix O. Gines (1,055 votes or 13.75 percent)

Paul Tisdale (973 votes or 12.68 percent)

Cono Caranna (728 votes or 9.49 percent)

Dixie Newman (689 votes or 8.98 percent)

Kenny Glavan (184 votes or 2.39 percent)

David Bull (79 votes or 1.03 percent)

Pat Morris (13 votes or .16 percent)

Victor Ainsworth (10 votes or .13 percent)
See the precinct-by-precinct numbers


Where to vote

See a map of polling places

See a map of polling places (with street index)


See the Voter Information newsletter

To see a Voter Information guide — with an updated map to reflect growth of the city since the 2013 elections — click here.


Key dates in the special election

For voters

  • Saturday, March 28, 8 a.m.  to noon – Deadline to register to vote in the Special Election, if you are not already registered or if you have moved.
  • Saturday, April 18, 8 a.m. to noon – Municipal Clerk’s Office at Biloxi City Hall will be open for in-person absentee voting for Special Election.
  • Saturday, April 25, 8 a.m. to noon – Deadline to vote in person at Biloxi City Hall by absentee ballot for Special Election. (Absentee ballots by mail must be received by Municipal Clerk by 5 p.m. on April 27.)
  • Tuesday, April 28 – Special Election. Polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 2 and May 9, 8 a.m. to noon Municipal Clerk’s Office at Biloxi City Hall will be open for in-person absentee voting for Special Election Run-off, if necessary.
  • Tuesday, May 12  Run-off election, if necessary. Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For candidates

  • Friday, April 8, 5 p.m. – Qualifying deadline for candidates
  • Tuesday, April 21 – Pre-Election Campaign Finance Report due (covers Jan. 1 through April 18)
  • Tuesday, May 5 – Runoff Campaign Finance Report (covers previous from April 29 through May 2)
  • Within 15 days of Qualifying Candidates must file a Statement of Economic Interest form with the Mississippi Ethics Commission.
  • 48-Hour Report — If a candidate received $200.01 or more during April 19 through April 26, then the candidate must file a report within 48 hours of receipt. Same rule applies for run-off election (for period of May 3 through May 10).


More info?

You may contact Biloxi Municipal Clerk Stacy Thacker at or (228) 435-6254, or the Circuit Clerk/Harrison County Voter Registrar’s office in Biloxi at (228) 435-8276 or (228) 435-8233, or via e-mail at


See archived voting information