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Early Voting Begins in Louisiana

Early voting has begun in Louisiana for the November 8th election.

Early voting is open to all registered voters within their parish. There are no special qualifications to be eligible for early voting. If you will be out of town for the election, you are eligible. Are you scheduled to work on election day? No worries, you are eligible. If you are gonna be in town and not busy at all and have no reason that you can’t make to the polls on November 8, you are still eligible for early voting.

 On the Ballot

There may be more on your ballot than you are expecting to see.

Along with the Presidential election, Louisiana has one U.S. Senate seat up for grabs, each Congressional District will be voting for a House seat and there are 6 Constitutional Amendments on every ballot statewide. In addition to the statewide initiatives, you may have Judges, mileages or other local officials on your ballot.

Take a few minutes before you head to the polls to study your sample ballot. Know who and what issues you will be voting on so you are  not taken by surprise and trying to make a last minute decision once you are in the booth.

Sample ballots with all the voting measures are available to view at geauxvote.com

Early Voting Information

October 25th – November 1st (excluding Sunday)
8:30am – 6:00pm
Rapides Parish Courthouse – 701 Murray St., Alexandria
Kees Park Community Center – 2450 Hwy 28 E, Pineville

318-473-6770

Get out and vote!!

pothole damage

Is the city liable for pothole damage to vehicles?

Pothole Damage

Rear-ended by a car when you are stopped for a traffic light? Then that driver is most likely liable for damage to your vehicle and for any injuries you suffer. But what if your vehicle is damaged (or you are injured) because of a pothole in the road?

Poor road conditions, including potholes, can be the cause of serious car damage or even injuries for the driver. But, whether a person can sue for the resulting damage or injuries is a complicated question.

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crafts festival

Annual MayFest Arts & Crafts Festival May 6 – 7, 2016

Held in the Downtown Leesville Historic District. Free state and regional musical entertainment, arts & crafts and food booths. An annual live music festival held in historic downtown Leesville. Enjoy live music on the streets as you browse the home-made wares of vendors from all over the state.
Vendors from all over Louisiana and surrounding states offer home-made items and food made from scratch. Bring your lawn chairs and join us on the courthouse lawn for two free days of family fun offering live music, vendors, demonstrating artists, children’s activities, and more.

melrose arts and crafts festival

Melrose Arts and Crafts Festival

The 42nd Annual Arts and Crafts Festival is April 16th – 17th, 2016. More than 100 vendors will set their tents and tables beneath the gorgeous live oak trees of Melrose. Artists will show and sell their original paintings, stained glass, gourmet foods, jewelry, clothing, photography, plants, toys, woodworking products, pottery and more.

Festival hours are Sat 9-5 and Sun 10-4. Tickets are only $5.00 for Adults and $2.00 for Kids ages 6-12. Kids 5 and under are free!