It’s always a challenge to get voters to the polls, but Tuesday’s special election to choose the next state senator for District 49 also comes less than a week before Christmas.
Three candidates are running for the seat vacated by Sean Tindell, who resigned after being appointed to the Appeals Court by Gov. Phil Bryant.
Joel Carter, Ron Meyers and Dan Carr are running without party affiliations. The district runs from west Biloxi, down the beach in Gulfport, up into Orange Grove and into parts of Harrison County
The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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Precinct names, polling places and addresses:
Advance: Galilee Baptist Church, 23004 Saucier Advance Road, Saucier
Lyman: Lyman Community Center, 13742 U.S. 49, Gulfport
East Orange Grove: Harrison Centeral Elementary School, 15451 Dedeaux Road, Gulfport
Gulfport 4: Central Fire Station, 1515 23rd Ave., Gulfport
Gulfport 7: Herbert Wilson Recreation Center, 3625 Hancock Ave., Gulfport
Gulfport 11: Bayou View Middle School, 212 43rd St., Gulfport
Gulfport 12: Bayou View Elementary School, 4898 Washington Ave., Gulfport
West Orange Grove: Orange Grove Elementary School, 11391 Old Highway 49, Gulfport
Stonewall: Orange Grove Work Center, 10076 Lorraine Road, Gulfport
West Handsboro: Harrison County Sand Beach Authority, 842 Commerce St., Gulfport
West Mississippi City: Gulfport High School Gymnasium, 100 Perry St., Gulfport
County Farm/Gulf Haven: County Farm Road Fire Station, 13243 County Farm Road, Gulfport
Gulfport 16: The Learning Center, 1215 Church St., Gulfport
New Hope: Harrison Central High School, 15600 School Road, Gulfport
Biloxi 11: Donal Snyder Community Center, 2520 Pass Road, Biloxi.
East Handsboro: Francis Collins Lifetime Fitness Center, 2204 Swetman Blvd., Gulfport
East Mississippi City: Mississippi Gulf Coast Studios, 269 DeBuys Road, Gulfport
Howard Creek: Woolmarket Lions Club, 12596 Lorraine Road, Biloxi
Margaret Sherry: Margaret Sherry Library, 2141 Popp’s Ferry Road, Biloxi
What: Special election for state senator in District 49
When: Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Runoff: Jan. 9 if no candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote