Saturday is the day for voters to cast a ballot in the closed party Presidential primary election.
Registrar of voters officials believe a low voter turnout may stem from voters being unaware of whether they can vote and for whom.
According to the Secretary of State's website Geauxvote.com, a statewide presidential preference primary election is held on the third Saturday after the first Tuesday in March in 2012 and every fourth year thereafter for the purpose of allowing the electors of each political party in the state which has 40,000 or more registered members to express their preference for a person to be the nominee of the party for president of the United States.
This election is a closed party election. There are only two political parties involved, the Democratic and Republican parties, because they have 40,000 or more registered members.
Democratic voters may only vote on candidates for the offices of Democratic presidential nominee and Democratic state and local committees, plus any local offices and/or propositions.
Republican voters may only vote on candidates for the offices of Republican presidential nominee and Republican state and local committees, plus any local offices and/or propositions.
All other voters may vote only for any local offices and/or propositions if any are on the ballot.
There are no runoff elections for the Democratic and Republican offices. A general election is held only if local offices are on the ballot and no one receives a majority vote in the primary election.
The 2012 Presidential Preference Primary Election will be held on March 24.
Town of Cotton Valley Proposition
Cotton Valley city limits only
Summary: Requiring the Cotton Valley Board of Aldermen to vote affirmatively an Ordinance to provide that between the hours of 12:00 midnight on Saturday till 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, from 12:00 midnight on Sunday till 6:00 a.m. on Monday, and on all other days of the week between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. the following morning, it shall be unlawful for any retail dealer to sell or offer to sell any beverages of alcoholic content within the town. The 12:00 p.m. Sunday sale time shall not apply to Super Bowl Sundays, a Sunday which is followed by either Memorial Day, Labor Day, the 4th of July or New Year’s Day and sales can begin at 6:00 a.m. on these Sundays.