Voter turnout has been disappointing in some past elections in Washington Parish, but that won’t be the case on November 3, predicts Registrar of Voters Randy Strickland.
Strickland is looking for between 63% to 66% of the parish’s registered voters to participate in the November 3 election. With a heated presidential election on the ballot, along with a race for mayor in Franklinton and for aldermen in both Franklinton and Angie, there has been plenty of interest in the election.
Also on the ballot are races for U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, district judge, district attorney, city judge in Bogalusa, two parish constables, and other offices. Voters in Fire Protection District 6 and District 8 will also vote on Propositions for millage renewals or bonds.
Strickland looks for early voting this year to be busy, as well as actual voting on Election Day. Early voting starts this Friday, October 16 and continues until October 27, except Sundays.
Early voting will be held at the Courthouse in Franklinton and at Northshore Technical College in Bogalusa.
“Because of the state requirement for social distancing, the voting process might take a little longer than normal,” he said. “We appreciate everyone for being patient.”
On Page A2 of this week’s edition of The Era-Leader, you will find sample ballots as well as information about some different locations for certain precincts in the parish. Sample ballots will be in The Era-Leader again on October 21 and October 28. NOTE: Sample ballots printed in The Era-Leader this week had type that was to small for some readers. Sample ballots will be repeated on October 21 and October 38 with larger type.