Early voting becomes popular

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Early voting came to a close in Webster Parish at 6 p.m. Saturday for the March 26 election with at least 1,462 voters casting their ballots.

“Those numbers include north and south Webster and all of the mail-in ballots,” Webster Parish Registrar Angela Hall said Monday. “But that’s also before today’s processing.”

Hall said there is no doubt early voting is becoming more popular as time passes.

“Even though there was a conversation about low voter turnout during Covid, that was not the case for early voting, even during Covid,” she said. “It has continued to increase as the years go by.”

Webster Parish voters have very little on the ballot this Saturday.

“Allie” Aiello Stahl, who lists a Bossier City address, and “Doug” Stinson, who is from Benton will be on the March 26 ballot. 26th Judicial District Court covers Bossier and Webster parishes.

According to the Webster Parish Registrar of Voters Office, Evergreen Fire Protection District is having a millage renewal during this election.

“In lieu of a millage election, Springhill Fire Protection District No. 11 was given permission by the State Bond Commission to authorize the levy of a special tax variance,” said Denise Weeks, assistant Registrar of Voters.

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