Half of the city of Zachary’s local races will be determined by a run-off election on Saturday, Dec. 10. According to the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office, all local candidates must secure at least 50% of total votes to be declared a winner during the general election. The top two vote-getters from each race, regardless of political party, will face off in December’s run-off election:
o David McDavid (Republican)
o Francis Nezianya (No Party)
• Chief of Police
o Darryl “Schuster” Lawrence, Sr (Independent)
o Justin Nevels (Independent)
• City Judge City Court, City of Zachary
o David Conachen (Republican)
o John C. Hopewell (Democrat)
• Councilman, District 1
o Freida Morris (Independent)
o Brandy Westmoreland (Republican)
• Councilman, District 4
o James Graves (Republican)
o Sharon “Mrs. T” Turner (Democrat)
• Councilman, District 5
o Jennifer Boyd (Republican)
o Lael Montgomery (Democrat)
Yesterday’s general election determined a number of school board seats and a spot on the city council:
• School Board, District 1: Gaynell Young (Democrat)
• School Board, District 2: Ryan Talbot (Republican)
• School Board, District 5: Laura Freeman (Republican)
• School Board, District 6: Elecia Brown “Lisa” Lathon (Democrat)
• School Board, District 7: Andrew Gaines (Republican)
• Councilman, District 2: John LeBlanc (Republican)
The deadline to register to vote in person, by mail or at the OMV Office is today, Nov. 9.
The deadline to register to vote online through GeauxVote is Nov. 19. Early voting will take place Nov 26 through Dec 3 from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Absentee ballots must be requested in person, by mail, or online by Dec. 6. The deadline to return absentee ballots in person is Dec. 9. If sending in a ballot by mail, it must be received by Dec. 9.
Polls will be open on Dec. 10 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Stay tuned to the podcast for more candidate interviews.