Early Voting for the 2020 Election is Underway!


Early voting for the 2020 election kicked off Friday, October 16 at the parish courthouse. While the Presidency is the most well known race, on the Federal level the parish’s voters will be deciding on one of our state’s Senate seats as well as the fourth Congressional district. On the state level, there is a race for Public Service Commissioner District 5 as well as a slew of constitutional amendments. On the local level, voters will choose the next Natchitoches City Court Judge. Depending on where they live, voters will choose Justices of the Peace and Constable.

Mr. and Mrs. Major and LaFern Ward were once again the first voters of the election cycle. The couple was joined at the courthouse door by a group of dedicated voters braving the cold and occasional drizzle. It is Democracy in action and a joy to see.

Early voting will continue from 8:30 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 October 27. The Natchitoches Parish Journal urges every citizen to exercise their right to vote. Early voting is an excellent opportunity to ensure that your voice will be heard!

The Natchitoches Parish Journal wishes to commend Mr. & Mrs. Ward for their dedication to a better America by their active participation 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. This election was no exception! 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.


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