Early voting opens Saturday

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Steve Bandy
Managing Editor
Crowley Post-Signal

We‘re asking that voters remember that the International Rice Festival will be here Friday and Saturday (Oct. 16 and 17) and to plan their early voting accordingly." - Billie J. Meyer (Registrar of Voters)

CROWLEY - Early voting for the Oct. 24 gubernatorial elections will begin Saturday according to Acadia Parish Registrar of Voters Billie J. Meyer.

Early voting is conducted at the registrar’s offices at 568 NW Court Circle. Early voting will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m., ending Saturday, Oct. 17.

The offices will be closed on Sunday, Oct. 11.

“We‘re asking that voters remember that the International Rice Festival will be here Friday and Saturday (Oct. 16 and 17) and to plan their early voting accordingly,” said Registrar of Voters Billie J. Meyer. “We’re going to do our best to provide adequate parking for those wishing to vote those two days, but getting to that parking area might be tricky.”

Voters must present proper identification to vote. Proper ID will include a Louisiana driver’s license of identification card and a voter registration card.

Voters who require assistance during either during early voting or when they go to the polls on election day are required to bring a physician’s certificate or excuse stating the reason assistance is needed. This document is to be give to the registrar or to the commissioner in charge at the polling place.

In addition to the gubernatorial race and a number of other statewide races, voters in Acadia Parish will select a new sheriff and seven of eight members of the police jury.

A special election in the town of Iota also will elect a new police chief there.

Four proposed constitutional amendments also are on the ballot along with four area tax or parcel fee renewal propositions..

Candidates seeking the various offices across Acadia Parish include:



_ Scott A. Angelle

_ Beryl Billiot

_ “Jay” Dardenne

_ Cary Deaton

_ John Bel Edwards

_ Jeremy “JW” Odom

_ Eric Paul Orgeron

_ S L Simpson

_ David Vitter


Lieutenant Governor

_ Elbert Lee Guillory 

_ Melvin L. “Kip” Holden

_ “Billy” Nungesser

_ John Young


Secretary of State

_ “Tom” Schedler

_ “Chris” Tyson


Attorney General

_ Geraldine “Geri” B. Baloney

_ James D. “Buddy” Caldwell

_ Isaac “Ike” Jackson

_ “Jeff” Landry

_ “Marty” Maley



_ John Kennedy

_ Jennifer Treadway


Agriculture Commissioner

_ “Charlie” Greer

_ Adrian “Ace” Juttner

_ Jamie LaBranche

_ Michael G. “Mike” Strain


Insurance Commissioner

_ “Jim” Donelon

_ Donald Hodge Jr.

_ Charlotte McDaniel McGehee

_ Matt Parker


BESE District 7

_ Holly Franks Boffy

_ “Mike” Kreamer


State Rep., Dist. 41

_ Phillip DeVillier

_ “Greg” Fruge

_ Germaine Simpson



_ K. P. Gibson

_ Keith Latiola

_ Brian Richard


Police Jury, Dist. 2

_ A.J. “Fatty” Broussard

_ “Ronnie” Fabacher

_ Terry L. Lacombe


Police Jury, Dist 3

_ Julie LeJeune Borill

_ “Chuck” Broussard


Police Jury, Dist 4

_ Kerry T. Kilgore

_ Dale Trahan


Police Jury, Dist. 5

_ Aleke V. Kanonu Jr.

_ Jimmie Pellerin


Police Jury, Dist. 6

_ Kem Arceneaux

_ “Tony” Broussard

_ A.J. “Jay” Credeur

_ Richard A. Faul


Police Jury, Dist. 7

_ Pat Daigle

_ Marron O. Lollis

_ David Savoy


Police Jury, Dist. 8

_ Robert J. Guidry

_ Felton Moreau


Police Chief, Iota

_ Damon J. Daigle

_ Harold “Jamie” Doucet