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WATER VALLEY – Absentee voting is underway in the city’s special election for a proposed two percent tourism tax. The city clerk’s office will be open Saturday, Feb. 26, and Saturday, March 5, from 8 a.m. until noon. March 5 is also the deadline to cast an absentee ballot.
Voters can also cast an absentee ballot in the city clerk’s office during regular business until the deadline.
The proposed tourism tax would add two percent to the cost of prepared food sold at restaurants inside the city limits of Water Valley. The ballot will give voters two options, “FOR THE TAX” or “AGAINST THE TAX.” To pass, the referendum requires 60 percent of the voters who cast a ballot in the election to vote in favor of it. If voters adopt the tax, the money collected would be earmarked for tourism parks and recreation.
Absentee Voting Eligibility
In Mississippi voters are allowed to vote absentee if you are unable to make to the precinct on election day due to work demands; your age (over 65); a temporary relocation such as attending college or service in the armed forces; or health issues.
Voting Day Information
The polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on March 8. The precinct locations in city elections are different from county, state and federal elections. Ward One will vote at the Water Valley Electric Department off of Blount Street, Ward Two will vote at the Water Valley courthouse, Ward Three will vote at the police and fire station and Ward Four will vote at the city auditorium on North Main Street.