Early voting in St. Charles runoff begins next week

Published 3:16 pm Saturday, April 12, 2014

By Monique Roth


LAPLACE – St. Charles Parish Registrar of Voters Brian Champagne would like to remind all St. Charles Parish voters about important dates related to the May 3 parishwide election that will fill the Council-at-Large Division B seat.

Early voting for the May 3 election will take place on April 19 and from April 21 through 26 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily.

Early voting will take place at the Registrar of Voters Office on each bank of the parish. Voters can cast early ballots on the west bank at the courthouse at 15045 River Road in Hahnville and eastbank early voters can visit the Arterbury Building located at 14564 River Road in New Sarpy.

The last day to request absentee mail ballots is April 29, and May 2 is the last day for the registrar to receive absentee ballots.

On election day, May 3, polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

The state’s April 5 Spring Municipal Election resulted in a runoff election between Democrat Jarvis Lewis and Republican Julia Fisher-Perrier.

Lewis, former deputy St. Charles Parish assessor, garnered the most votes in that race with 47 percent. Current Parish Council District 7 representative Perrier will be his opponent in the runoff. She had 38 percent of the vote.

Less than 13 percent of St. Charles Parish voters headed to the polls in that election.