De’Vidre Doyle, left, and Jerome DesHotels sign in to vote at an early voting poll in the Eunice Municipal Complex. Doyle was voting for the first time and DesHotels was voting for the first time in St. Landry Parish after moving here from Mamou. Commissioner Alexis Gallien, seated, assists Doyle while Cynthia Martin, behind Gallien, helps DesHotels. Standing is Registrar worker Travetta Martin. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)
This is the first significant election where early voting is occurring in Eunice and the results are encouraging, according to Cheryl Milburn, St. Landry Parish registrar of voters.
“I know since I’ve been registrar we never had that many people in one day,” she said.
There were 777 early votes cast on Tuesday, the first day of early voting for the Nov. 6 election. There were 100 votes cast at the poll in the Eunice Municipal Complex on Tuesday.
“I got two phone calls from residents who thanked me for getting that office set up in Eunice,” she said.