On Tuesday voters across South Mississippi will have the opportunity to go to the polls and start the process of electing new city leaders. In some cases the outcome may be decided following Tuesday's election. The city elections Tuesday will be the first since Hurricane Katrina slammed ashore in 2005. It is a chance for you to express how you think your city has progressed since Hurricane Katrina.
If you are happy with the progress of your city, then in many cases you will have the chance to vote for the incumbent. However, if you are not happy you also have the chance to electe new faces to city government.
Regardless of whether you are a Democrat or Republican this is the chance to participate in government at the grass roots level. Whether you live in Bay St. Louis or Pascagoula or one of the cities in between or in one of the cities just north of the coast this is your opportunity to electe the council person and the mayor who will represent you for the next four years.
The candidates have done their part by participating in various community forums and walking their wards getting to know the issues most vital to you. Now it is your turn to go to the polls and select the leadership of your city.
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