Elections

It’s Christmas week, but it’s also Election Day on the Coast

From left, Joel Carter, Ron Meyers and Dan Carr are the candidates in Tuesday’s special election for the state Senate seat vacated by Sean Tindell.
From left, Joel Carter, Ron Meyers and Dan Carr are the candidates in Tuesday’s special election for the state Senate seat vacated by Sean Tindell.

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.

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

Vote Tuesday

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

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