There was a very weak response to Early Voting in Red River Parish. Early voting ended last Saturday.
Final figures show only 145 people cast ballots. The light response could be the result of only one issue on the ballot in the parish, a proposed amendment to the Louisiana Constitution.
A total of 51 persons cast ballots in person during the Early Voting period. Another 904 submitted ballots absentee.
The proposed amendment would allow college governing boards to have members that live outside the state of Louisiana on their boards. At present, members must reside in the state.
Click on the file below to read the pros and cons on the amendment from the Public Affairs Research Council’s website.