2021 Municipal Election Information

For Sample Ballots for Primary Election Click Here

2021 Municipal Election Candidates


The following candidates have filed a Qualifying Statement of Intent
(Updated February, 5, 2021 at 5:30pm)


Melanie Allen – R
Jeff Guice – R
Kenny Holloway – R
Frederick “Chic” Cody – R
Summer Devrow – R

Alderman At Large
Bobby Cox – R
Matt A. Stebly – I

Ward 1
Michael Bryant – R
Jennifer Burgess – R
Brandon Riches – D
Greg A. Gipson – I

Ward 2
Rickey Authement – R
Karen Stennis – R

Ward 3
Joey Bellman – R
Doug Walker Wineki – R
Kevin Wade – R

Ward 4
Ken Papania – R
Elizabeth Feder-Hosey – I
Richard Daniels – R

Ward 5
Robert Blackman – R
Jeffrey Mortenson – R

Ward 6
Mike Impey – R
Melanie Milburn – R

Republican Executive Committee
Robert Montgomery – R
Jon Rivera – R
Paul Gergen – R

Democratic Executive Committee
Melissa Johnson – D
Ginny Dugaw – D
Kate Penrose – D



Primary Election: April 6, 2021
Runoff Election: April 27, 2021
General Election: June 8, 2021



Absentee ballots are now available at City Hall for the 2021 primary municipal election. There are two options to receive and cast an absentee ballot.

Option 1 (Preferred) – Come to City Hall, 1018 Porter Avenue, in person and fill out an absentee application and cast your vote at the same time.

Option 2 (For disabled persons) – Call City Hall, 228-875-4236 option 9, and request an absentee application be mailed to you. The application will need to be mailed back to City Hall. Once the application is verified, we will mail you the absentee ballot. You will have to mail the ballot back to us, you cannot hand deliver or have someone else drop it off for you.

For the Mississippi Voter Information Guide please click HERE.

For information about voter registration please click HERE.





Ward 1 – Grace Baptist Church – 3707 Bienville Blvd.
(Previously City Hall – will be polling location for all future City Elections)

Ward 2 – Villa Maria Retirement Apartments – 921 Porter Avenue

Ward 3 – Ryan Youth Center (Armory) – 726 Pine Drive

Ward 4 – Ryan Youth Center (Armory) – 726 Pine Drive

Ward 5 – Civic Center – 3730 Bienville Blvd.

Ward 6 – Civic Center – 3730 Bienville Blvd.



For the 2021 Campaign Finance Guide please click HERE. 


For information from the Secretary of State’s office regarding elections please click HERE. 


Primary Pre-Election Finance Report is due Tuesday, March 30, 2021 for campaign finances from January 1st to March 27, 2021.. This applies for opposed candidates only. Click HERE for the document. 


CANDIDATES – if you have questions or need forms please access the Secretary of State’s website HERE


Political Sign Requirements

506.2 Exempt Signs
Ordinance 2011-18 – Click HERE
UDC Code 8.2 – Click HERE

(3) Any political sign erected on a site by the owner or with the owner’s consent, provided that any such sign shall not be erected more than ninety (90) day before the election or referendum it pertains to or, if a series thereof, the first such, and provided further that it shall be removed within (5) days after such election or referendum, or, if a series thereof, after the last of which the message of the sign pertains to provided further that any such sign be erected on residentially zoned land shall not be larger than eighteen (18) by twenty four (24) inches.

Political signs are not allowed in the public right of ways. Not allowed on private property unless with the owner’s consent. Signs shall not be erected more than ninety (90) days before the election or referendum it pertains to or, if a series thereof, the first such, and provided further that it shall be removed within (5) days after such election or referendum. Political signs shall not be larger than 16 square feet total (4’x4′).

***For 2021 Municipal Elections signs can be erected beginning Wednesday, January 6, 2021.


For more information, please call 228-875-4236.


Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1800, Ocean Springs, MS 39566-1800
Delivery Address: 1018 Porter Avenue, Ocean Springs, MS 39564