Candidate field set for election

- competition starts to fill posts parish-wide


September 12, 2007 at 2:02 pm  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

Some names are familiar while others are brand new, as St. Charles Parish residents announced their intentions to run for public office in the Oct. 20, election. The last day to qualify to enter the election was Sept. 7.

Registrar of Voters’ Brian Champagne hopes voter turnout will be better this time around in St. Charles Parish.

"In the last two elections less than 50 percent of residents voted," he said. "We did the article promoting the new voting machines last week in the Herald-Guide to encourage residents to come out and vote. We had some tax elections that people didn't turn out for.

"The Election on Oct. 20 will bring many voters to the polls, due to the state and parish-wide races,” he continued. “Hopefully, by familiarizing more people to the ease of the new machines it will shorten the time spent by each person in casting their vote. We will continue to have a demonstration machine in the Registrar's Office until Early Voting begins on Saturday October 6th."




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