Early Voting Opens Nov. 3

Registrar of Voters Bryan Kelley posts sample ballots for the Nov. 18 election outside of the Registrar’s Office in the Courthouse.  Early voting gets underway this Friday, Nov. 3

Early Voting for the Nov. 18 General Election will be held in the Registrar of Voters Office in the Winn Parish Courthouse from Friday, Nov. 3, through Saturday, Nov. 11. However, the office will be closed Sunday, Nov. 5, and (in observance of Veterans Day) Friday, Nov. 10).

Although Nov. 18 will see a short ballot, voter interest in Winn is expected to be high because it contains the runoff for the Sheriff’s Race as well as the runoff for the District 3 Police Jury seat.  There are also four statewide runoffs and four more Constitutional Amendments.

Voting will take place in the Registrar of Voters Office from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day.  Voters should come into the courthouse through the Main Street entrance and bring some photo ID.  

Residents are advised that if they download the GeauxVote app from the Secretary of State’s Office, they will be able to view their sample ballot and monitor results on Election Night.

Sample ballots are also posted on the wall outside the Registrar of Voters Office.

Registrar of Voters Bryan Kelley notes that Early Voting will begin a day earlier than normal (Friday, Nov. 3) due to being closed the following Friday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veteran’s Day.

Topping voter interest on that ballot is the race for Sheriff, with a runoff between incumbent Cranford Jordan and Josh McAllister.  Both are registered as “No Party.”  The other local race is in Police Jury District 3 where the runoff is between two newcomers, Darrell Franks and Kevin Pharr.  Both are registered as Republican.

Statewide runoffs include Secretary of State between Gwen Collins-Greenup (D) and Nancy Landry (R).  Attorney General between Lindsey Cheek (D) and Liz Murrill (R).  Treasurer between John Fleming (R) and Dustin Granger (D).  And BESE Board District 4 between Stacey Melerine (R) and Emma Shepard (D).

Four amendments will also be included.  Amendment 1 is Deadlines to Veto Bills and Rules for Veto Sessions.  Amendment 2 is a Repeal of Inactive Special Funds in the Constitution.  Amendment 3 is Property Tax Exemptions for First Responders.  Amendment 4 is Rule Changes for the Revenue Stabilization Trust Fund.  (For further insight on what a yes/no vote on each might mean, voters may wish to view Louisiana Public Affairs Research Council,…PAR…site in relation to “Amendments Nov. 18.”)