Election 2019

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Candidates file final pre-election finance reports

Candidates in Saturday’s primary election have filed their final campaign finance reports.
The first of the reports were due Sept. 12 — 30 days before the election. The reports show how much money they raised, and from whom, and how much they have spent.
The reports are available at the Louisiana Board of Ethics website.
A report on candidates’ 30-day report was published Sept. 26.

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45% St. Landry Parish voter turnout predicted for Saturday

Tri-Parish voter turnout ranged from a low of 9.5% in St. Landry Parish to a high of 15% in Evangeline Parish in early voting that ended Saturday.
Cheryl Milburn, St. Landry Parish registrar of voters, predicted 45% of the voters will turnout Saturday.
In Acadia Parish, 10.5 percent of the voters registered from this Saturday’s election voted early.
Topping the primary election ballot is a race for governor that pits incumbent John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, against two Republican challengers, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham and Eddie Rispone.

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Voter signup drives planned at schools

A voter registration drive is to begin Tuesday in St. Landry Parish that will include public high schools and nursing homes.
Cheryl Milburn, registrar of voters, released a schedule that coincides with a the state Voter Registration Week.
Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin said, “The first step to participating in the electoral process is registering to vote.”
Ardoin added, “This fall, Louisianians will choose statewide leaders as well as vote for a host of local and municipal races, constitutional amendments and propositions.”

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Eunice News politicial announcement policy

The Eunice News will publish free announcements for candidates in the Oct. 12 Gubernatorial Primary Election.
The announcements are biographical only and limited to 400 words. They will contain no campaign promises, pledges or references to other candidates. That material should be included in paid political advertising.
The announcements are used on a first-come basis and publication date depends on space available.
A photo of the candidate is used if provided.
Announcements are due by Sept. 6.

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Qualifying list updated

Qualifying for the Oct. 12 election began Tuesday and continues until 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
The deadline to register to vote in person or by mail is Sept. 11.
The deadline to register to vote through the GeauxVote Online Registration System is Sept. 21.
Early voting is Sept. 28 to Oct. 5 (except Sept. 29) from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The deadline to request an absentee by mail ballot is Oct. 8 by 4:30 p.m.
The runoff election is scheduled Nov. 16.
As of 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, the following candidates had qualified to be on the St. Landry Parish ballot.

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