Lucille St. Andre, left, chats with Alexis Gallien, a registrar clerk, right, at the early voting poll in the Eunice Municipal Complex on Tuesday. Early voting continues through Saturday with hours from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Early voting is also available for St. Landry Parish voters at the Registrar of Voters Office, 118 S. Court St., Opelousas. For Acadia Parish voters, early voting is at the Acadia Parish Registrar of Voters Office, 568 NW Court Circle, Crowley. Also in the photo, in red shirts are registrar clerk’s Trovette Martin and Cynthia Martin and voters, Ben Burson and James Sylvester. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)
Early voting ends Saturday
As of noon Wednesday, 588 people had early-voted at the Eunice Municipal Complex for the Nov. 16 election.
Total votes cast in St. Landry Parish at the end of voting Tuesday were 3,264.
Early voting continues today and ends Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Early voting also is conducted at the Registrar of Voters Office in the St. Landry Parish Courthouse, 118 S. Court St., Opelousas.
Voters can request absentee mail ballots until Nov. 12.
Early voting for Acadia Parish residents will be available at the registrar’s office, 568 NW Court Circle, Crowley.
As of Tuesday, there had been 1,705 votes cast in Evangeline Parish and 2,528 cast in Acadia Parish.
Statewide there had been 230,896 votes cast in early voting as of Tuesday.
Statewide offices on the ballot include the following.
Governor: John Bel Edwards and Eddie Rispone.
Secretary of State: Kyle Ardoin and Gwen Collins-Greenup.
St. Landry Parish ballot items include the folllowing.
Assessor: Sherri Zeringue McGovern and Blair Briggs.
Parish President: W.K. “Bill” Fontenot and Ken Marks.
St. Landry Parish Council member District 6: Warren “Biscuit” Basco and “Gil” Savoy.
Also on the ballot is a one-mill, 10-year property tax renewal for operating and maintaining a jail facility in St. Landry Parish.
In Acadia Parish, there is parishwide 2.12-mill, 10-year property tax to construct, improve and maintain the Parish Cooperative Extension Service Building and the Parish’s Multi-Purpose Building, also the Rice Arena.