Early voting underway

Staff Report

Early voting for the Nov. 8 Presidential Election will continue through Tuesday, Nov. 1. The hours of early voting are from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Voters must bring photo identification.

Voters are encouraged to use GeauxVote.com for a sample ballot. The use of the website can expedite the voting process. There is also an ap that can be downloaded to a smartphone or tablet.

The Ascension Registrar of Voters Office also asks that voters verify that they are registered to vote before heading to the polls. The last day to register was Oct. 11. Voter registration can be verified by calling the Registrar's office or online at GeauxVote.com. 

On the ballot this election is the incumbent Mayor Leroy Sullivan, who is in his third term as mayor, and Shannon Comery, a local church pastor.

Shannon Comery Sr. (D)

Pillars of Purpose Ministry Pastor

-I plan to be a voice from within the community where the concerns of every individual won't be looked over but looked into.

-I plan to bring vision to the City of Donaldsonville and keep the vision visible before the people.

-I plan to create an atmosphere of unity becoming a village by getting the City back functioning as a vital community, restoring the voice of the church which is the "C" at the head of the word community and revitalizing the hope of our youth which is the "Y" at the end of the word community.

"As the City's new leader I'm looking forward to new ideas and new challenges, but most importantly can't wait to serve our citizens."

Leroy Sullivan (D)

Former City Councilman from 1993 to 2004, Current Mayor of Donaldsonville

- Implemented a Back-to-school Refresher Program to prepare our children for the school years and re-initiated the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council.

-Completed and delivered sewage pump stations and a natural gas pipeline replacement and is currently in the process of a sewage system rehabilitation totaling to $7.1 million.

-In the process of implementing a joint cooperative venture with Bayou LaFourche Fresh Water District to eliminate the St. Patrick Underpass flooding and other flood areas within the City.

"I am very proud of the accomplishments that we've attained. Obviously, the collaborative efforts of the Mayor, the re-elected (unopposed) City Council, and the Citizens of our beloved and historic city are indicative of a shared vision that will lead us to continued and future progress by creating a stronger economy through smart legislative reform, more jobs, better schools, safer communities, and a better quality of life for all citizens."