Registered Republicans and Democrats in Lincoln Parish will have an opportunity to choose the presidential candidate of their choice in the Presidential Preference Primary on March 24.
Early voting is set from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 10-17 — with the exception of Sunday — on the ground floor of the Lincoln Parish Courthouse on the Louisiana Avenue side.
Lincoln Parish Registrar of Voters Dianna Stone said as of Feb. 19, there were 12,041 registered Democrats and 8,371 registered Republicans in Lincoln Parish. Additionally, there are 5,947 parish residents registered in other parties or no party, who will not be qualified to vote in this election, but will qualify to vote in the November General Presidential Election.
Candidates on the ballot for the Democratic Party include “Bob” Ely, Barack Obama, Darcy G. Richardson and John Wolfe. Candidates on the ballot for the Republican Party include Michele Bachmann, Randy Crow, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Charles “Buddy” Roemer, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.