Voter Information

Welcome to the City of Biloxi’s online voter information section. This page has been updated to include information about the April 28 Mayoral special election. One of the most important responsibilities of a citizen is to exercise their right to vote. You’ll find links to helpful information here.


Would-be candidates for Mayor, as of March 26

Here is the list of those who have filed with the Municipal Clerk their intent to be a candidate for mayor in the upcoming special election.
“FoFo” Gilich
Felix. O. Gines
Pat Morris
Dixie Newman
W.S. “Windy” Swetman, III
Paul Tisdale


The process for candidates

Candidates have until April 8 at 5 p.m. to file the required paperwork, which includes a statement of intent and a petiion of qualified 50 qualified voters. Once the April 8 deadline has passed, the candidate’s required 50 signatures of registered voters will be verified, and, upon verification, the Biloxi Municipal Election Commission would certify the candidates.
Candidates Statement of Intent
Candidates petition

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 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).


Where to vote

See a map of polling places
See a detailed map of polling places

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