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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Presidential nominee, local seats to be decided Saturday

Presidential nominee, local seats to be decided Saturday

The Louisiana presidential preference primary for Republicans and Democrats is this Saturday, March 5.

Only voters who are registered to one of the two political parties will be able to vote for their party's nominee, because, unlike most elections in Louisiana, the presidential primary is a closed primary.

The Democratic Party and the GOP will also have closed state central committee and parish executive committee elections.

Those who aren't party affiliated may still have local elections to vote in. Such as in the Tenth Ward, voters will choose a new member to serve on the Greater Lafourche Port Commission board, a seat vacated last fall by Donald Vizier.

Those candidates running for the seat are Rodney Gisclair, Sr., R-Cut Off, Jimmy “T-Jim” Lafont, R-Cut Off, and Vhores “T-Voe” Trosclair, R-Galliano.

Also, voters in Lafourche Parish Council District 5 will elect a new councilman. Voters there will decide between Mark Atzenhoffer, no party affiliation, James Honore’ Bourgeois, a Republican, and Holly “Scooter” LeBouef, no party.