Ward One voters cast 950 ‘early ballots’


Managing Editor

Nine hundred and fifty voters had cast early ballots at press time, Wednesday, July 9, according to the office of Lucas Buller, registrar of voters.

Voters are casting their ballots for the proposed Ward One School District Proposition, which asks the public to support the issuance of bonds not to exceed $21.5 million for a 30-year period. The monies will be used to construct a new Ville Platte High and upgrade Chataignier Elementary. Ward One consists of all of Chataignier, Belaire Cove, Faubourg and Ville Platte. On the western side of the parish, Ward One ends near Chauncey Pitre Road, near the Country Club and near the area known as Lutz Hill. If you’re unsure about Ward One, please contact the registrar’s office at 363-5538.

Early voting began Saturday, July 5, with 187 ballots being cast. Monday’s total was 222 votes; Tuesday had 318; and Wednesday had 223.

Early voting for the election, which will be July 19, will continue today, July 10, and conclude Saturday, July 12. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the registrar’s office.

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