Update: Friday 1:00 I called the Registrar Of Voters in Covington – early voting is today until 4:30 and Saturday 8:30-4:30. I asked for explanations about the 4 Constitutional Amendments and was given this website and someone please dumb this down for me. As for the 4 Parish ballot yes & no – I was told 1 is for the library, 1 for Florida Parish Juvenile Center , another the Juvenile Justice Center and the other for Parish police. Was also told to contact each one of these groups for information – like I have time for all this – dang!
Update Friday 10 AM – my tentative ballot & why (T-P= Times Picayune)
Governor – Jindal – best candidate – great campaign – don’t agree with George’s or Cambell on some things & Boasso doesn’t do it for me – T-P endorses
LT Governor – Mitch Landrieu – T-P endorses and I think he needs a chance to prove himself. Hesitancy is a Democrat – may change this one. He was the only candidate inthis group to have a real website – which means he takes it seriously
Secretary of State – Jay Dardenne – seems like a decent candidate
Attorney General – Royal Alexander – Republican and hopefully hard on crime!
Commissioner of Agriculture & Forestry – Mike Strain – T-P endorses, (R), ran a decent campaign
Commissioner of Insurance – Jim Donelon – my neighbors have signs up – T-P endorsed (R) – works for me
State Senator, 6th Senatorial District – Julie Quinn – heard she was a real go-getter
Parish President – Kevin Davis – I like him – keep him in office
Council Member, District 10 – J. Kelly Dabdoub – new face – gung ho candidate
CA no.1 – Salary Supp law enf.fire enforcer – T-P against, consulted neighbor – for – Jury still out?
CA no. 2 – Suppl uniform pay plans – against because I think there are probably give ample allowances and uniforms?
CA no. 3 – state retirement additional funds – ???????????
CA no. 4 – I think against????
Parishwide 4 Mills- Florida Juv Justice Commission – yes or no – and I have absolutely no idea??????
Parishwide 6.33 Mills – PC – 15 years – same as above?????
Parishwide, HRC Amendment Parish Council – yes or no – no clue?????
Mosquito Abat. Dist. No. 2 Parishwide 5.55MILL- BOC -10 years – CLUELESS AGAIN!!!!!????
I always vote, but this is the most confusing and cocamamie election ballot I have ever seen! I thought I was a pretty savvy political person but I have a huge “L” on my forehead right now. You can’t vote straight ticket, you have to be informed! I have the ballot printed out and to tell you the truth I would rather wait until the 20th rather than go in early and have no idea what I am voting for!
It is 9:00 on Friday morning, I have the ballot printed out in front of me and have circled my obvious choices but UGH!!!!!! I can’t figure out the rest. Mission for Friday – ignore children and house – research ballot!!! How is the average voter supposed to figure this out?????????
(c/p at NOLA.com)