The Natchitoches Parish Journal (“NPJ“) obtained information regarding potential irregularities in the absentee ballot application process during the August 15, 2020 runoff election in the City of Natchitoches, Parish of Natchitoches.
This election had an absentee ballot application period ending on Tuesday, August 11 at 4:30 pm.
After a review of the Secretary of State listings of mail-in ballots with local candidates, it became apparent that the NPJ needed to request additional information in order to try and address the apparent irregularities.
On October 4, 2020, the NPJ served a request upon Mrs. Kathrin W. Holden, the Natchitoches Parish Registrar of Voters, pursuant to Louisiana Public Records Act Section 44:1 et seq. (Attached)
A reply from Mrs. Holden dated October 7, 2020 stated that, pursuant to La R.S. 18:154, we must obtain signatures of at least 25 qualified voters of the Parish in order to fulfill such a request. (Attached)
See Page ONE of the List of Voters by Mail during the election. (Attached)
– Full list attached below
See copy of all Absentee by Mail Ballot Applications used during the election. (Attached)
At the State’s request, we are hereby soliciting City of Natchitoches registered voters
Please contact the NPJ as soon as possible in order to provide your signature to assist in this request.
NPJ incoming phone: 318-354-4000 #222
NPJ Hotline number: 318-500-3366
NPJ email address: NPJNatLa@gmail.com
The NPJ needs 23 more signatures to complete this request.