This past election was one for the books, not for who was elected but for the long lines many of you encountered. According to the clerk of courts, nearly 67 percent of voters in Lafayette Parish turned out to voice their choice.
Clerk of courts Louis Perret says presidential races usually attract more voters, but that combined with our growing population added to the long lines, in some cases almost two hours. Officials in the registrar's office recognize that and will look into changing some polling locations.
Charlene Meaux-Menard, Lafayette Parish Registrar, says they will canvas the area next year between February and March. Meaux-Menard says if any place has over 2200 voters (the maximum for a precinct to have) they will separate that precinct and find another place for them, which should cut down on the wait.
If there are any changes made to polling locations the registrar's office will send you a notification in the mail.