Election Results: Washington Parish 2023

Published 12:00 pm Saturday, November 18, 2023

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Election Results for Washington Parish, Louisiana, November 2023

WASHINGTON PARISH, La. – The 2023 elections in Washington Parish have concluded with voters deciding on key positions, including the Louisiana Legislature, Sheriff, Parish President, and District 6 Council Member. Additionally, various statewide runoffs and ballot measures were on the ballot. Comprehensive election results, encompassing all 41 precincts, are now available here, including absentee voting percentages and detailed precinct-level outcomes. Early voting results, initially added after 8:00 PM on election night, have been integrated into the full results. Follow us on our Facebook page for real-time updates and ongoing election coverage. All election data, including percentage shares and total vote counts for each candidate and measure, are sourced from the official Louisiana Secretary of State website. Stay tuned for our complete analysis and insights into this election cycle’s results.


All 41 Precincts Reporting

Washington Parish Election Results

Category Party Candidate Votes %
State Representative District 75 Democrat Kelvin May 3,491 29.78%
Republican John Wyble 8,233 70.22%

Sheriff Republican Randy “Country” Seal 4,697 39.73%
Republican Jason Smith 7,126 60.27%

Parish President Republican Ryan Seal 6,883 59.16%
Republican Malinda Brumfield White 4,752 40.84%

Council Member District 6 Democrat Dewayne “Worm” Magee 737 46.41%
Democrat Reginald McMasters 851 53.59%

Ballot Measures

Amendment Subject Description Yes Votes No Votes
Amendment 1 State Legislature Act 278, 2022 – House Bill 166: This amendment proposes that the legislature may consider vetoed bills during a regular session, and if vetoed during a special session, they may only be considered during the next regular session. 372,067 233,242
Amendment 2 State Funds ACT 199, 2023 – HB 254: This amendment seeks to repeal certain funds in the state treasury and allows the funds to be used for general state purposes. 330,394 274,512
Amendment 3 Ad Valorem Tax Exemption ACT 179, 2023 – SB 127: This amendment provides for an ad valorem tax exemption for certain first responders. 324,882 285,054
Amendment 4 Budgets ACT 198, 2023 – House Bill 244: This amendment allows the state legislature, through a two-thirds supermajority vote, to use up to $250 million of funds in the Revenue Stabilization Trust Fund to alleviate a budget deficit. 266,962 335,719

Fire Protection District Propositions

Proposition Subject Description Yes Votes No Votes
Proposition 1 Taxes Fire Protection District No. 9: This proposition involves a continuation of a property tax of 16.26 mills for 10 years by the Board of Commissioners. The tax aims to fund maintenance, operations, and improvements within the Fire Protection District No. 9, ensuring adequate fire services and emergency response capabilities. 342 210
Proposition 2 Taxes Fire Protection District No. 9: This proposition proposes the continuation of a property tax of 4.16 mills for ten years by the Board of Commissioners. The revenue from this tax is to acquire, construct, improve, maintain, and operate fire protection facilities and equipment in Fire Protection District No. 9, including paying salaries and benefits for fire personnel. 337 210



  • 9:33 P.M.
    The results from Washington Parish are complete
  • 9:16 P.M.
    Voters have approved both propositions on the ballot in Washington Parish. 
  • 9:09 P.M.
    Reginald McMasters has been re-elected Council Member for District 6
  • 9:06 P.M.
    There are now 35 of 41 Precincts reporting. The Council Member for District 6 race is too close to call.
  • 9:00 P.M.
    The live blog will be moved down as most races have been called. Thank you for following along. This will continue to be updated throughout the night.
  • 8:52
    Jason Smith has been elected Sheriff, unseating incumbent Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal.
  • 8:50 P.M.
    20 of 41 Precincts now reporting
  • 8:48 P.M.
    Results are coming in fast!
  • 8:46 P.M.
    13 Precincts now reporting
  • 8:40 P.M.
    Ryan Seal has been elected Washington Parish President
  • 8:36 P.M.
    Precincts are now reporting. The tables have been updated.
  • 8:33 P.M.
    John Wyble has been elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 75
  • 8:32 P.M.
    Washington Parish was one of the slower parishes to count votes in October. It is turning out to be the same now. Hang in there, and we will get you the results as soon as they are released.
  • 8:25 P.M.
    We are now patiently waiting for the results from precincts inside Washington Parish. It could be any minute.
  • 8:23 P.M.
    Nancy Landry has been elected Secretary of State of Louisiana
  • 8:22 P.M.
    John Fleming has been elected Treasurer of Louisiana
  • 8:17 P.M.
    Liz Murrill has been elected Attorney General of Louisiana
  • 8:15 P.M.
    Now we wait for precincts across the parish to report.
  • 8:07 P.M.
    We have the first results. John Wyble, Ryan Seal, Jason Smith, and Reginald McMasters are in the lead with early voting and absentee votes.
  • 8:04 P.M.
    Some statewide results are in, but we are still waiting on Washington Parish’s first results.
  • 7:55 P.M.
    Get ready for results very shortly. Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook.
  • 7:45 P.M.
    The early voting and absentee votes will be counted first. Keep the page refreshed to see them updated here in real time.  
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  • 7:30 P.M.
    The statewide early voting turnout was down this year compared to several past elections. With a Presidential Election coming up next year, the turnout should be higher. When voter turnouts are low, it means that a small percentage are choosing who leads Washington Parish. Be sure to watch for our full analysis of the runoff elections in Wednesday’s newspaper, available across the parish.
  • 7:15 P.M.
    We are close to discovering the long-awaited results of who will lead Washington Parish. Who are you pulling for?
  • 7:00 p.m.
    One hour left to vote. Anyone standing in line at a polling place when it hits 8:00 P.M. will still be allowed to vote.
    In a Facebook post, community members say they expect Jason Smith to be the next Sheriff of Washington Parish. What do you think?


Check back tomorrow for our full analysis of the 2023 Louisiana elections in Washington Parish. Congratulations to Jason Smith, John Wyble, and Ryan Seal!

About Timothy Holdiness

Timothy Holdiness is a native of Louisiana and has been published in several state, national and international publications. He has earned two undergraduate degrees in Biology, most recently from Northwestern State University in 2022. Notably, Holdiness was the 2014 Microsoft Office Specialist United States Champion in PowerPoint 2010.

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