Early voting period for Oct. 4 elections begins Saturday

Staff reports

The early voting period for local, district and statewide  Oct. 4 primary elections begins  Saturday, Sept. 20, according to a release from the Ascension Parish Registrar of Voters Office.

Parish residents will be able to cast their early ballots from 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. each day of the voting period through Saturday, Sept. 27, excluding Sunday, Sept. 21.

Races to be contested in the Oct. 4 election incude the 21st Judicial District Attorney’s office, the 5th District Associate Justice on the Louisiana Supreme Court, the District 1 seat on the state’s Public Service Commission, the parish’s three Justice of the Peace offices and their respective constables, mayors and council members for the cities of Gonzales and Donaldsonville, the Gonzales Police Chief, two home rule charter amendments for the City of Donaldsonville and a 5-mill, 10-year tax issue for the East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District.

Voters can visit both locations of the registrar’s office - in the Parish Courthouse, 300 Houmas St., Suite B, Donaldsonville and in the Parish Courthouse East, 828 S Irma Blvd., Room 205, Gonzales – to vote.

Voters are asked to bring their voter identification card, drivers license or other form of identification.

For more information, call 621-5780, 473-7906 or visit