Take advantage of early voting

Published 4:39 am Wednesday, November 30, 2016


It might seem like we just got finished with the election season, but there are still several races yet to be contested in the Saturday, Dec. 10, runoff election.

Voters across the state will choose between Republican John N. Kennedy and Democrat Foster Campbell to decide who will succeed retiring U.S. Sen. David Vitter. In addition, Franklinton voters will fill one remaining Board of Aldermen position by choosing between Republican Darwin Sharp and independent Doug Brown.

Early voting for the runoff election began last Saturday and will continue through Saturday, Dec. 3. Voting is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in two parish locations — the Northshore Technical Community College’s Sullivan campus in Bogalusa, and the Washington Parish Courthouse in Franklinton.

When you go to cast your vote early, you will be asked to identify yourself with either a photo ID or signature on a voter affidavit. You may use a driver’s license, a Louisiana special ID or some other generally recognized picture ID that has your name and signature.

Voting is a precious right. We encourage everyone to vote either this week, or on Saturday, Dec. 10.