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 Early Voting for the Aug. 15 runoff election is underway until Saturday, Aug. 8 from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.

•Deadline to request a mail in ballot is Aug. 11 at 4:30 p.m.

•Deadline for mail-in ballots to be received at the Registrar of Voters office is Aug. 14 at 4:30 p.m. They can be returned by mail to POB 677, Natchitoches, LA 71458 or hand delivered to the Registrar’s office at 200 Church St., Room 103, in the parish courthouse.

•No electioneering within 600 feet of the courthouse (polling location)

•Due to social distancing, only three voting machines will be operating. Be patient and prepared to wait in line.

•Bring a photo ID

•Direct questions to the Registrar’s office at 357-2211.

Ballot items include Natchitoches Mayor runoff between Lee

Posey and Ronnie Williams; Council Dist. 3 runoff between

Sylvia Morrow and Chris Petite; Council Dist. 4 between

Rosemary Washington Elie and James Below Jr.; Consolidated

School Dist 7 millage renewal; and parcel fee

election for Fire Dist. 2.