Early voting period for Oct. 4 elections to begin Saturday

Staff reports

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

Registrar of Voters Robert Poche said that parish residents will be able to cast their early ballots from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day of the voting period through Saturday, Sept. 27, excluding Sunday, Sept. 21.

State and district 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.

Local elections on the ballot include the parish’s 3rd Justice Court Justice of the Peace and the 2nd Justice Court’s Constable, mayors and council members for the cities of Gonzales and Donaldsonville, 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. Those who vote early are asked to bring their driver’s license, voter registration card or other form of identification.

For more information, call the registrar’s Gonzales office at 621-5780, the Donaldsonville office at 473-7906 or visit