With the average voter turnout in Mid-City so far in 2020 at about 20%, the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization created a non-partisan voter’s guide to help increase voter participation in the area.
Early voting continues through Tuesday, Oct. 27, at City Hall, the Smoothie King Center, the Algiers Courthouse, Lake Vista Community Center and the Voting Machine Warehouse in New Orleans East.
Once you have a copy of your sample ballot, it’s time to research your choices for the multiple down-ballot decisions. You’re expected to take about three minutes in the polling booth, the MCNO notes, so it’s a good idea to fill out a sample ballot ahead of time.
In addition to the federal elections for president, Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, voters will choose the next Orleans Parish district attorney, a state Supreme Court justice, five Civil District Court judges, six Criminal District Court judges and a magistrate, two Juvenile Court judges, a Municipal and Traffic Court judge, and your district’s School Board member. Plus — there are seven state constitutional amendments and a parish proposition on the ballot.
The MCNO has also compiled a list of public candidate forums, voter information guides and other resources for voters:
DISTRICT ATTORNEY FORUMS:
Lakeview Civic District Attorney Candidates Forum from Oct. 13.
Indivisible New Orleans Town Hall: What does the District Attorney do?
ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD FORUMS
Louisiana Charter Schools in Action – https://opsbcandidates.com/
Municipal/Traffic Court Division A Candidate Meghan Garvey from Sept. 22.
Criminal District Court Section A Candidates Dennis W. Moore & Laurie A. White from Sept. 22.
Criminal District Court Section E Candidate Derwyn Bunton from Sept. 24.
Criminal District Court Section G Candidates Lionel Lon Burns & Nandi F. Campbell from Sept. 29.
Criminal District Court Section K Candidates Stephanie Bridges and Charles “Gary” Wainwright [Candidate Marcus DeLarge was unable to participate] from Sept. 29.
Louisiana Supreme Court, 7th District Associate Justice Candidates Piper Griffin, Sandra Jenkins, & Terri Love from Oct. 1.
- US House Representative and Orleans Parish School Board
- U.S. Senate, Public Service Commission, Civil Court, Municipal and Traffic Court, Juvenile Court
- Criminal District Court, Criminal Magistrate Court, Orleans Parish District Attorney, Associate Justice Supreme Court
Urban League of Louisiana Down Ballot from Oct. 15
Antigravity Magazine Harm Reduction Voter’s Guide (to be published)