Absentee Voting is Available Now for Tourism Tax Election

May 19, 2022

Absentee ballots are now available in the Laurel City Clerk’s Office for the upcoming tourism tax election on June 14th.

A citizen who wishes to vote absentee may do so in one of the following ways:

  1. Call the city clerk’s office at 601.428.6404 and request that a ballot be mailed to him or her.
  2. Visit the city clerks’ office to vote in-person. The city clerk’s office is located on the 2nd floor of City Hall.
  3. Visit city hall for curbside voting. This option is available for handicapped individuals who would like to vote absentee in-person. To use this option, visit city hall and call the city clerk’s office at 601.428.6404 and a ballot will be brought to you to allow you to vote.

PLEASE NOTE: The last day to vote absentee in-person is Saturday, June 11, at 12:00 p.m. Absentee ballots mailed to an individual must be postmarked by June 14th.

The city clerk’s office is open for voting during normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For those unable to take off time from work to vote, the city clerk’s office will be open to do in-person absentee voting on Saturday, June 4 and Saturday, June 11 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

For more information, please visit https://www.laurelms.com/tourismtax/

The City of Laurel, established as a lumber town in 1882, is conveniently situated approximately two hours from larger destination cities such as Jackson, Biloxi, New Orleans, and Mobile. In recent years, the city has become a destination all its own thanks, in part, to its starring role in HGTV’s popular “Hometown” series. As Laurel, and interest in it, continues to grow, we are committed to providing the resources necessary to help all of our residents and businesses reach their full potential.
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