Shall the City of Monticello change from its current Council ward and at-large representation plan to an at-large council representation plan for all council members without ward residency requirements? (If this measure is passed by a majority of votes cast, all of the City's councilpersons will be elected at-large at the November, 2023 general election, taking office January, 2024. The three highest votes getters will serve four-year terms, the next three highest vote getters will serve two-year terms. Thereafter all councilpersons will serve four-year terms.)
Pre-registration deadline for voter registration closes at 5:00 p.m. Monday, February 20, 2023. Persons wishing to participate in this election who register to vote after Monday, February 20, 2023, will be required to provide proof of identification (i.e. current and valid photo identification card with an expiration date), AND proof of residency in their voting precinct, when they go to the polls on election day, or when they request an absentee ballot. Other provisions may also apply. Persons not registered to vote by Monday, February 20, 2023, should expect a longer processing time at the polls on election day.
Absentee ballot request forms can be accepted starting on December 27, 2022. Click here for a Monticello City Special Absentee ballot request form.
Absentee Ballots will be available for mailed ballots and in-person voting. The website will be updated as soon as ballots are ready. The first day an absentee ballot can be mailed is Wednesday, February 15, 2023.
Voted absentee ballots returned by mail MUST be returned no later than 8:00 p.m. on ELECTION DAY, Tuesday, March 7, 2023 to be considered on time to be counted. Voters are advised to keep in mind that postal delivery is now two to five days. Postmarks do not count!
Extended hours are available for voter registration and absentee voting in the Jones County Auditor’s Office. In addition to regular hours of Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., extended office hours during this special election season will be as follows: