A total of 1,787 DeSoto voters participated in the week of early voting that concluded Saturday. Of that number 1,325 voted in person and 462 cast ballots by voting absentee.
The demographic breakdown shows 1,025 Democrats voted, 521 Republicans and 241 registered as other. 983 black voters and 777 white voters cast ballots. There were 1,100 female and 686 male voters.
This coming Saturday is election day in DeSoto Parish. There is the Court of Appeal race on the ballot plus local races in several communities including the Mayors of Mansfield and Stonewall.