In Lafayette Parish, alone, there will be over 76 candidates on the ballot, four constitutional amendments and a very major tax realignment… Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court, Louis Perret is urging voters to prepare…
“This Saturday we want to advise people to prepare themselves vote,” says Perret.
“Voters are reminded that they need to be prepared before they go to vote because each voter is only allowed, by law, three minutes in the voting booth.”
The exception— voters who are visually or hearing impaired entitled to assistance.
Stephen McGoffin, a Lafayette registered voter says, “There’s usually not much of a line because a lot of people don’t go out and do it. That’s the biggest thing; you walk in and you’re the first person there.”
McGoffin also says 3 minutes is plenty, if you know what to look out for.
“You have to know what table to go to, make sure you got your cards right; ID and all that, and if you’ve done it before, that helps.”
For new voters, McGoffin has some advice before heading to the polls this weekend, he says “Check and find your information ahead of time. Usually you’d get a little card mailed out to you.”
Perret agrees and says, “If you have any questions, we have ballots over here at the clerk’s office. We want people to vote. Please do your part to be a good citizen. Do your civic duty and turn out and vote.”