Deadline to register to vote in person or by mail is Oct. 5 for the Nov. 3 presidential general and open congressional primary election, said Geneva Cupp, Franklin Parish Registrar of Voters.

Additionally, deadline to register to vote through the GeauxVote online registration service is Oct. 13 and early voting will be held Oct. 16-27 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. excluding Sundays.

Parish Registrars of Voters across the state began sending out absentee ballots, said Kyle Adroin, Louisiana Secretary of State. This year Ardoin said Louisiana voters will see the highest number of absentee ballots ever cast in an election.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Oct. 30 by 4:30 p.m., and the deadline to return an absentee ballot is Nov. 2 by 4:30 p.m.

As a reminder, to ensure all ballots are received in time to be counted, the United States Postal Service recommends that all absentee ballots be requested 15 days prior to the election and mailed back seven days prior to the return deadline.

Locally, Franklin Parish voters will decide on Justice of the Peace District 1 and Constable Justice of the Peace District 2 seat.

Republicans Daniel Fuller, of Delhi, and Errol “Pat” Guyton, of Crowville, are vying for Justice of the Peace District 1 position.

Republican Matthew Hollis, of Winnsboro, and Debra Williamson, of Baskin, are running for the Constable Justice of the Peace District 2 seat.

Gilbert voters will decide on three men running for the Chief of Police position:

acting Chief of Police Alvie Vick, a Republican, Justin Barfield, an Independent, and “Bill” Ezell. The position was left vacant after the death of former Chief of Police Wesley Ezell.

Regionally, voters will decide U.S. Senator, 5th Congressional District U.S. Representatives, 4th Supreme Court District Associate Justice, District 5 PSC, 5th Judicial District Court, Div. A, B and C and 5th Judicial District Attorney and president:

U.S. Senator

Beryl Billiot, Kentwood

John Paul Bourgeois, Gretna

“Bill” Cassidy, Baton Rouge

Reno Jean Daret III, Metairie

Derrick “Champ” Edwards, Harvey

“Xan” John, Lafayette

David Drew Knight, New Orleans

M.V. “Vinny” Mendoza, Ponchatoula

Jamar Montgomery, Shreveport

Dustin Murphy, Eros

Adrian Perkins, Shreveport

Antoine Pierce, Baton Rouge

Melinda Mary Price, Luling

Aaron C. Sigler, Hammond

Peter Wenstrup, New Orleans

5th Congressional District U.S. Representative

Sandra “Candy” Christophe, Alexandria

Allen Guillory Sr., Opelousas

Lance Harris, Alexandria

“Matt” Hasty, Pineville

Jesse P. Lagarde, Amite

Martin Lemelle Jr., Ruston

Luke J. Letlow, Start

“Scotty” Robinson, West Monroe

Phillip Snowden, Monroe

4th Supreme Court District - Associate Justice Supreme Court

Shannon Gremillion, Alexandria

Jay McCallum, Farmerville

PSC District 5

Foster Campbell, Bossier City

Shane Smiley, Monroe

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