Runoff voting beginning this week in Miss-Lou

Published 12:10 am Monday, November 17, 2014

NATCHEZ Absentee voting will continue this week for Adams County voters while early voting will begin later this week for Concordia Parish voters.

In Adams County, voters can cast an absentee ballot from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the circuit clerk’s office at the courthouse.

The office will also be open from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, which will be the last opportunity to vote in the circuit clerk’s office before the runoff election Nov. 25.

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The runoff election for Adams County Judge will be the only race on the ballot.

In the general election Nov. 4, candidates Patricia Dunmore and Walt Brown received the majority of the votes, but not enough to win outright.

Dunmore received 2,988 votes, or 36.59 percent, while Brown took 2,478 votes, or 30.34 percent.

In Concordia Parish, early voting will begin Saturday and go through Nov. 29 ahead of a Dec. 6 runoff for the U.S. Senate race.

All local races in Concordia Parish were won outright in the general election.

The race for U.S. Senate, however, will head to a runoff between Sen. Mary Landrieu and Rep. Bill Cassidy.

Statewide, Landrieu recorded 619,379 votes, or 42.08 percent, while Cassidy totaled 603,032 votes, or 40.97 percent.

Concordia Parish residents can vote early at the registrar of voter’s office at the parish courthouse from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.