Cassie Williams (DEM, 29%) and Michael Melerine (REP, 28%) will be up on the ballot in a runoff for the April 24 election. The BESE District 4 seat represents ten parishes in Northwest Louisiana, including Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, De Soto, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, Vernon, Webster, and Winn.
The deadline to register to vote through the GeauxVote Online Registration System is April 3. Early voting is April 10-17 (closed Sunday, April 11) from 8:30 am – 6 pm.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot is April 20 by 4:30 pm. Request one online at the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Voter Portal or by mail from the Registrar of Voters Office (exception: military and overseas voters). The deadline for absentee ballots is April 23 by 4:30 pm (exception: military and overseas voters).