Will the rain keep voters away?

By Brandon Richards - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) – Despite the expected rain showers on Tuesday, Calcasieu election officials do not expect it will be enough to keep voters away from the polls.

Calcasieu Clerk of Court Lynn Jones said voters appear to be enthused this year. Jones said early voting in the parish has been high with almost five thousand ballots already cast.

"I think most of the voters here in Southwest Louisiana are going to be welcoming the rain," said Jones. "I think it's just going to be a little bit of an inconvenience."

At the top of the ballot will be the U.S. Senate and Lt. Governor's race, along with 10 constitutional amendments. Also on the ballot a couple of school board races and the Iowa mayoral election.

Because voting occurs on a Tuesday this time, Jones encourages local employers to allow their workers time to cast their ballots.

Jones also advises voters to familiarize themselves with the ballot before heading to the polls.

To download a sample ballot, click here.

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