Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Election Saturday

26th Judicial District judge seat tops ballot

Those who chose not to vote early are encouraged to go to the polls Saturday and cast their ballots.

Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Webster Parish Registrar of Voters Melanie Smith said early voting turnout included 570 in-person votes and 186 by mail as of Wednesday at noon.

All of Webster Parish will vote in the District Judge race. Republicans Mike Nerren and Whit Graves are vying for that spot.

But in addition to the judge's race, there is a runoff for top lawman in Sibley between incumbent police chief Jeremy Robinson and challenger "Frank" Chanler.

In Cullen, voters will also be electing a mayor. Current appointed mayor Dexter Turner is facing Terrell Mendenhall.

Smith said her office, in the Webster Parish Courthouse, is open to the public on election day from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. for anyone needing to make updates to their records or have any other questions or concerns regarding their voter registration.

As registrar and a citizen, Smith is encouraging all eligible citizens to become active and informed voters.

"As Americans, no right is more precious than the constitutional right to vote and select your leaders," Smith said. "Your vote affects your nation, your state and your local community. The decisions that are made by the leaders who are elected, affect you and your family every day."






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