Southwest Louisiana heads to the polls for election day

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Published: Nov. 8, 2022 at 4:55 AM CST
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - Voters across the country head to the polls today for midterm elections.

While control of the House and the Senate hang in the balance, there are also a lot of local races on everyone’s ballot.

Clerk of Court Lynn Jones says turnout to the polls today has been “pretty brisk.”

As of 3 p.m., Westlake has seen a 35 percent turnout, including early voting.

And in DeQuincy, there has been a 32 percent turnout, not including early voting.

He says there have been no major issues in the parish.

For specifics on individual ballots and polling locations, visit the Secretary of State’s voter portal HERE.

Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Anyone in line at 8 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

Louisiana voters will be voting for a U.S. Senator and weighing eight amendments. Sen. John Kennedy is the incumbent.

Here in Southwest Louisiana, U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins will be defending his seat against seven challengers.

The area will also be choosing a new judge on the Third Circuit Court of Appeal and deciding whether to re-elect Mike Francis as a Public Service Commissioner.

Parishes will also be voting for various local seats and taxes.