Before voting in the Aug. 2 Primary Election, it’s important to know about possible changes to your ward and polling place.
WARD CHANGES: Earlier this year, the City Council finalized a new ward map for the City’s six wards. These borders are redrawn every 10 years to reflect population changes determined by the U.S. Census and to comply with Jackson County Commission district lines. The map selected by the council changes boundaries for every ward but Ward 1.
WHAT THIS MEANS
FOR RESIDENTS: Depending on where you live, this could change who represents you on the City Council, what ward you live in, and where you go to vote in-person. The City Clerk’s Office is mailing out updated voter registration cards to impacted residents, informing them of their new ward and voting location. The map included with this article is the new ward and precinct map. A closer look at this map is available on the City website. There are no changes to polling place locations. The ward alterations do not impact submission of absentee voter ballots, which will continue to submitted to the City Clerk’s Office through mail, drop box or hand submission.
ELECTION INFORMATION: Polling places will be
open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
on Tuesday, Aug. 2 for the
All absentee ballots must
be returned to the City
Clerk’s Office by 8 p.m. on
Election Day to be counted
in the election.
Voters will decide primaries for U.S. House of Representatives, Governor, State Senate, State
House and County Commission.
There are no City of Jackson elections on the ballot.
Voters will have one ballot
proposal to consider for the
Jackson Area Transportation Authority (JATA).
The local bus and shuttle
service is seeking approval
of a millage renewal.
More information about polling places and registering to vote is available on the Elections Division page of the City website.