284 votes cast Monday
ST. MARTINVILLE – Registrar of Voters Sue C. Thibodeaux reported that 284 persons voted on the first day of the early voting period Monday, an indication of a big turnout in the Nov. 4 presidential election.
Early voting continues through Tuesday, Oct. 28, including Saturday.
Hours are 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.
On the ballot are candidates for president and vice president, U.S. senator and seven proposed amendments to the Louisiana Constitution.
For a look at a sample ballot, go to:
For the Public Affairs Research Council's explanation of the proposed amendments, go to:
The St. Martin Parish Clerk of Court's office reminds persons who intend to vote, whether early or on election day, that by state law they must bring a photo ID with them to the polls.
If you require assistance in the voting booth because you are unable to read or have a physical handicap, you must notify the registrar's office. A note from your doctor might be required.
If you're not familiar with the new voting machines, you should ask for help from the election commissioner before entering the booth.
No electioneering is allowed within 600 feet – the length of two football fields – of a voting precinct on election day. That includes wearing buttons or T-shirts with political slogans.
Once you press the CAST VOTE button, your vote is final.