The Registrar of Voters and her staff were out and about in the parish last week conducting their annual Voter Registration Drive. Registrar Debra Jones said they did register some new voters. In addition they took care of address updates and other items.
Stops on the drive included Rivertown Market and the Council on Aging. Jones said, “At the Council On Aging the people were really interested in the new voting machines.” These will be used for early voting in the Registrar’s office. Jones said, “They liked how easy it is to use. They had no problems with the new machine.”
Jones said, “There are over 9,000 people living in the parish. We have almost 6,000 of them registered at present. So we did pretty well to pick up a few more registrations.”