Early Voting Now Under Way

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Election Day is October 14th. Early voting is now underway. Registrar of Voters Mary Jones said it has been “very slow so far.”

Jones said, “As of this morning (Thursday) 110 people have voted early. I expect more to come in before we close early voting on Saturday.”

The Journal asked how the turnout compares to other election cycles. Jones said, “In the last presidential election over 1,200 people voted. That was an early voting record for us.” She added, “It’s hard when there is not a lot of interest. Some people don’t even know we are having an election.”

There is only one statewide race on the ballot. That is to elect a new state Treasurer. The office became vacant when John Kennedy moved to the US Senate. There are three constitutional amendments on the ballot. And there are four local tax propositions, two from the Police Jury and two from the School Board. Most are renewals or a re-do of present taxes.

Early voting will be daily from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm. Go to the Registrar’s office in the Courthouse to cast your ballot.

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