1,500 Newly Registered Voters Added to Rolls in Hattiesburg

1,500 newly registered voters added to rolls in Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree in a fight for survival.

One thing is likely about the next election for mayor of Hattiesburg: many new voters will be counted. More than 1,500 people had registered to vote by Friday, with noon Saturday the deadline to register for the special election ordered by Judge William Coleman.

DuPree led five candidates with 4,775 votes. Independent Dave Ware, who had 4,738, challenged the results.

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