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|Election day Tuesday: 13 percent cast early votes|
A high turnout -- following a brisk period of early voting -- is expected Tuesday when Concordia voters join state and national voters to elect a President while a handful of state and local issues are on the ballot.
Thirteen percent of the parish's electorate voted early.
Aldermen races in Ferriday and Ridgecrest and one School Board race will be decided during the Nov. 6 election as well as nine constitutional amendments and a School Board term limit proposition.
Fifth District Congressman Rodney Alexander is also up for re-election.
The Registrar of Voters office reported a busy week of early voting with 1,757 early votes cast through the Tuesday, Oct. 30, deadline. Of that total, 1,587 were in-person votes.
A total of 170 mail ballots had been counted through Tuesday with 153 mail ballots still out.
A total of 13,944 voters are listed as eligible to vote in this election.
Clerk of Court Clyde Ray Webber predicts a high voter turnout due primarily to the Presidential race.
"I think we're looking at a 60 to 70 percent turnout," he said. "This may be the biggest turnout we've had in a long time."
Polls will open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
Webber met with commissioners this week to go over details concerning their election day duties, ranging from assisting voters to provisional voting and other matters.
He says the lines may be long at some polling places due to the nine constitutional amendments on the ballot.
"I don't know why the state put the amendments in with the Presidential race," he said. "It doesn't seem logical to me. Some folks who don't know what the amendments are about will take longer in the booth."
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