Hattiesburg sends voter cards to those outside of city limits

The City of Hattiesburg sent postcards encouraging residents outside of the city limits to vote in Tuesday’s municipal election, according to Forrest County Circuit Clerk Gwen Wilks.

Jackie McLaurin has lived in her Hattiesburg home for almost half a century.
“We have lived here for 50 years, and we’ve raised three kids here,” she said. “I’ve voted for years and years here.”

“After investigating, we found there was some redistricting done in our office under the prior administration,” she said.
Wilks said the city sent the cards by mistake. She said her office urges those who know they live within the Hattiesburg city limits to vote on Tuesday, June 6, and said she is working to correct the issue.