Just three percent of the registered voters in Louisiana turned out for the week of early voting. That is a very light turnout.
In Red River Parish, Registrar of Voters Mary Jones told The Journal 249 people took advantage of early voting. Out of 6,000+ registered voters in the parish that is only a four percent turnout. Jones said, “I hope everyone gets out and votes on October 14th. It’s important.”
Polls will be open Saturday, October 14th from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. “You will need to vote at your local precinct,” said Jones. She added, “You may call the Registrar’s office at 932-5027 if you are unsure of the location of your precinct.”
On the ballot is one statewide race, to elect a new State Treasurer. There are also three constitutional amendments. There are four local tax propositions. The Police Jury has two tax renewals to fund their operations and maintain local government facilities. The school board also has two, one of which is a renewal for operations and maintenance. The other school board proposition is a bond issue to fund expansion of school facilities over the next 20 years. Both the police jury and school board say approving these issues will have little effect on the amount of property tax homeowners now pay.