TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The deadline to register to vote is almost here for Tupelo residents who want to vote in the upcoming Major Thoroughfare election.
Homeowners in the city of Tupelo pay an extra 10-mill tax to fund the Major Thoroughfare Program, which city leaders use to improve and update streets across Tupelo.
In the Major Thoroughfare election, voters will decide if they will continue to pay the tax. This will not be a new tax. City Clerk Kim Hanna said if voters approve it, the tax will simply continue for five more years, as it has done for the past thirty years.
On the City of Tupelo - Mayor's Office Facebook page, you can view a copy of the ordinance.
The Major Thoroughfare election is on Feb. 2, 2021. The deadline to register is Jan. 2, 2021, at 12 p.m.
For anyone wanting to register, Tupelo City Hall will be open from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021.
“If you’re a new voter and have not registered yet, you can go by your Circuit Clerk’s Office or City Clerk’s Office and register for this election,” Hanna said.
However, Tupelo City Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday for New Year’s.
“Because of holidays, you might want to call and check,” Hanna added.
Some people who are not yet 18 years old can still register to vote, she explained.
“Even though you’re not 18 yet, if you’ll be 18 the day of the election, you can come on in and register with us.”
She reminded voters to bring their IDs.