Early voting was sluggish in advance of this weekend’s runoff election, with fewer than 8 percent of Webster Parish’s registered voters casting ballots.

During the just-ended early voting period for Saturday’s election, 1,989 voters went to the polls in advance that will decide an open U.S. Senate seat, U.S. House seat, Cotton Valley mayor seat, Dixie Inn aldermen seat and two road tax renewals.

That’s a 65 percent decrease of the people who early voted ahead of last month’s primary election, which had the attention-grabbing presidential race on the ballot.

White voters cast early ballots in greater proportions than black voters during the

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