The ballot is set.

The registration period for Louisiana’s Nov. 8 election has ended.
After the three-day qualifying period ended Friday, some local seats won’t face opposition, while others will.

Dixie Inn

Alderman Kay-Halmark-Stratton is challenging Mayor Ava Nell McWhorter for the village’s top seat.

All three of the alderman seats are also up for re-election. To fill those expiring seats, voters will choose from “Nell” Finlay, Donna Hoffoss, Judy McKenzie and Connie Woods.


Sibley Mayor Jimmy Williams and Sibley Police Chief Jeremy Robinson will head into their next terms unopposed.

For the five aldermen seats, four incumbents – Doyle Chanler, John Langford, Larry Merritt and Alan Myers – will join newcomer Robert Smart.


The only competitive race will be at the police chief race, which Joseph Henry is looking to unseat Charles Mims.

“W.C.” Hirth, the current mayor of Dubberly, is unopposed.

No one stepped in to challenge incumbents Johnny Brown, Lynn Cooley and Douglas Culpepper; they will all keep their seats on the council.


Mayor Peggy Adkins will sail into her next term unchallenged.
There will be a new chief of police in town; those vying for the seat include Richard Downs, Ted Lewis and Raymond Moore Jr.

Seven candidates – Michael Corley, Melanie Dean, Patty Fain, Kenneth Ivy, David Neal, Madison Claire Tyler and Heath Warford – signed up to take one of five aldermen seats.


Two candidates – Terry “Bippy” Hoof and “Mr. Gary” Sullivan – are vying for the mayor’s seat.

Police chief Mary Hoof isn’t seeking re-election and three candidates signed up to fill her seat. They include Rosetta Carr Burnett, Christoper Lauderdale and George Salsberry Jr.

Cotton Valley

Joseph Alexander and Lynn “Bubba” Guillot are challenging Comerdis Phillips for the town’s mayor seat.

Police Chief Terry Brown will also face opposition from David Pickings.

Nine candidates signed up to take one of the five council seats; they include C.C. “Cat” Cox, James Davidson Sr., Cheryl Dyer, Naomi Houston, Charlene Lewis, Evelyn Parish “Don” Shirley, Toby Sinclair and Thomas Smith.

No Shows

No candidates signed up for the Shongaloo mayor, three Shongaloo aldermen seats or Constable for Justice of the Peace District 1. The Louisiana Secretary of State will now move to fill those seats.
The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 8 elections is Oct. 11. Early voting will take place from Oct. 25 through Nov. 1.