Municipal Election 2017 Information
Qualification for municipal posts begins Tuesday, January 3, 2017, and will remain open until 5 p.m. on March 3. City of Laurel city clerk’s office at 401 N. 5th Ave. According to the Secretary of State’s office, candidates must be registered voters in Laurel to qualify for Laurel election. Candidates must also have never been convicted of bribery, perjury or any other “infamous crime” punishable by confinement in the penitentiary; not have been convicted of a felony in federal court after Dec. 8, 1992 or of a crime in another state, which is a felony in Mississippi after Dec. 8, 1992. Municipal party primary elections will be held on May 2 with runoffs on May 16, if necessary. General elections will be held on June 6. An election will be held for each of Laurel’s seven city council seats and the office of mayor.
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For more information on Mississippi Municipal Elections, please click for the Municipal Elections Handbook.