Last Day to Register to Vote This Spring

Red River Registrar of Voters Debra Jones told The Journal today is the last day to come register in person to vote March 20th.  And Saturday is the deadline for registering online to be eligible.

Jones explained that due to the winter storm the Courthouse has been closed however it is probable that it will have water service restored and be open on Friday.  In that event they will be able to offer in-person registration today (Feb 26th).  She suggests you call first to make sure they are open.

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is reminding Louisianians that Saturday, February 27 is the online registration deadline for the March 20 election. This deadline is for citizens who are unregistered, as well as registered voters who would like to make changes to their registration. Citizens can check their registration or register to vote online at In order to submit electronically, a Louisiana driver’s license or Louisiana special ID card must be used. 

 Early voting for the March 20 election is scheduled for Saturday, March 6 through Saturday, March 13 from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm (excluding Sunday, March 14). 

Jones confirmed that there will be no election for Alderman of the Village of Edgefield.  Two candidates had qualified; however David Layfield has withdrawn.  That means the other candidate, Chandra Wilson, wins without opposition.

There will be candidates for the BESE board on the ballot parish wide.  In addition residents of Police Jury District 3 will select a new juror between incumbent Shane Young and John Lindsey.