Moss Point prepares for primary election

By Patrice Clark - bio | email

MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - Moss Point workers were busy Monday making important last minute preparations for the city's primary election. Ten candidates are vying for the mayor's spot alone.

Michael Scott said that's why he's making sure the voting machines are working properly, double checking every wire and plug, and trying to ensure a problem free primary.

"Machines are man made, so anything can happen. Make sure the lighting is working properly; make sure there is light for people to see what they are doing," Scott said.

There are 14 precincts set up across Moss Point for people to cast their ballots. Outgoing Mayor Xavier Bishop said the city even brought in four trailers to use for voting, because a significant number of buildings are still damaged from Katrina.

"The process of replacing them has been drawn out. We are actually working with FEMA to bring some temporary trailers at those sites," Mayor Bishop said.

Mayor Bishop didn't seek re-election, but is still optimistic about the city's future under new leadership, and is hopeful for a strong voter turnout.

"Voting has significance for groups in our society; we feel it is important to do everything we can to make the right available to everyone."

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