Absentee Voting Closes Saturday, August 1st at Noon
Absentee voting for Mississippi Power Franchise will close on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 12:00pm. Election Day is Tuesday, August 4, 2020. The polls will be open from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Please see below to find your designated voting location:
Ward 1: City Hall
Ward 2: Villa Maria Retirement Apartments
Ward 3 & 4: Ryan Youth Center
Ward 5 & 6: Ocean Springs Civic Center
MS Power Franchise Information
–State law requires utilities to pay cities two percent of residential and commercial revenues generated in the City.
–For more than 50 years, Mississippi Power has been paying The City of Ocean Springs three percent of all revenues generated in our City due to our current franchise agreement. These funds help to provide essential programs and services within our City.
– The funding level will remain the same for the next 25 years.
–If voters decide to vote “NO”, the revenue will decrease to two percent and The City of Ocean Springs will have to make up the loss of revenue in our annual budget.
-Voting “YES” will allow the City of Ocean Springs to continue to receive three percent.
–Voting “YES” will not raise your rates in any way.