Early voting ends Nov. 14

Published 1:06 pm Saturday, November 14, 2015

Washington Parish Register of Voters Randy Strickland said Thursday early voting for the Nov. 21 runoff was down from the first election.
Early voting for the runoff election began on Nov. 7 and ends at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14. Early voting is conducted at Northshore Technical Community College in Bogalusa and at the Washington Parish Courthouse in Franklinton.
“Early voting has been pretty steady,” Strickland said. “We’ve had more than expected to vote for the runoff election. We’re about 20-25 percent off of where we were in the first primary, but it’s still a good turnout.”
Strickland said approximately 250-300 people have voted early each day.
Strickland said early voting in Bogalusa is a little behind Franklinton.
Washington Parish voters have a special interest in the State Senate District 12 race where Franklinton’s Beth Mizell meets Bogalusa’s Mickey Murphy. Mizell led the voting after the first primary, garnering 43 percent of the vote, or 14,344. Murphy had 33 percent, or 10,767 votes. The first primary included two other candidates.
District 12 encompasses the whole of Washington Parish and the northern parts of St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes.
Mizell led in Washington Parish with 5,436 votes to Murphy’s 5,007.
The Nov. 21 election will include voting for statewide elections and seats on the BESE Board.