Sharp decline in early voting equals turnout in low teens

Historically high early voting led to surprisingly high voter turnout for the November 6 elections when Ascension elected a new Parish Court Judge among a slate of offices and considered two tax proposals.  9766 votes were cast early when turnout climbed to 54.2%, exceeding expectations by 20+ percentage points.  Not so with Saturday’s election, highlighted by a runoff between hopefuls for Secretary of State, which attracted 3031 early votes.

We expect overall turnout in the 10-15% range without much exciting on the ballot.

December 8 Election. What’s on your ballot?

The only other parish-wide election is the one-mill being proposed to fund Animal Control.  There is a 2% Hotel Occupancy Tax on the ballot for citizens of Gonzales, with a runoff between two candidates for School Board District 6A (St. Amant and Galvez).

Early voting totals are lowest in those precincts in St. Amant, with Galvez also lagging behind other areas.  The new polling station at Oak Grove Community Center is still drawing comparatively larger numbers as voting in the precincts along Old Jefferson and Hwy 42 (the center is located at the intersection) has seen highest turnout.

Early voting in the City of Gonzales was relatively large with 466 ballots cast, which is still a paltry number.

 

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