Early Voting For The 2020 Local Election is Underway!

Early voting for the 2020 election for mayor of Natchitoches, Clarence and Powhatan, Natchitoches city council seats, police chief of Clarence, alderman for Clarence and Powhatan as well as presidential primaries for both political parties got underway Saturday, June 20 at the parish courthouse.

Mr. and Mrs. Major and LaFern Ward were once again the first voters of the election cycle, arriving at the courthouse at 0615 in order to be the first to cast their votes. The couple was joined by a crowd of citizens who stretched down the courthouse hallway. It is Democracy in action and a joy to see.
Early voting will continue from 0830 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day but Sunday at the Natchitoches Parish Courthouse. The early voting started today and will continue until July 4. The Natchitoches Parish Journal urges every citizen to exercise their right to vote. Early voting is an excellent opportunity to insure that your voice will be heard!
The Natchitoches Parish Journal wishes to commend Mr. & Mrs. Ward for their dedication to actively participating in our democratic freedoms. In the years we have been covering the first day of early voting, the Wards have been the first in line each time. We would also like to thank Mr. Ward for his service to our nation in the Vietnam War.
The Registrar of Voters may be reached at 318-357-2211 if you have any questions.