Early voting starts today for Nov. 4 elections

Staff reports

Voters in Ascension Parish looking to cast their ballots ahead of the Nov. 4 general election date can start doing so today through Oct. 28, according to information from parish Registrar of Voters Robert Poche.

Those interested in voting early may do so at either location of the Registrar of Voters’ office. The offices are located at the Ascension Parish Courthouse East, 828 S. Irma Boulevard, Room 205, Gonzales, or at the Ascension Parish Courthouse, 300 Houmas St., Suite B, Donaldsonville.

Early ballots will be accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day except Sunday, Oct. 26. Early voters are asked to bring a picture ID and their voter registration card, if possible.

National items appearing on the Nov. 4 ballot, include the race for U.S. President and runoffs for U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative for the 6th Congressional District, which encompasses northern Ascension Parish.

At the state level, voters in Ascension Parish will also help decide a runoff for the District 1 seat on the Public Service Commission, which represents the parish. There will also be seven proposed amendments to the state constiution on the ballot.

On the local level, parish voters will decide runoff races for Justice of the Peace in the 3rd Justice Court and Constable in the 2nd Justice Court.

Parish voters will also choose whether or not to institute a 3-mill property tax to fund parish government’s proposed purchase  and upgrade of the Lamar-Dixon?Expo?Center in Gonzales.

For more information on early voting, visit the Registrar of Voters’ Web site at www.ascensionrov.com.