A total of 1,062 people voted in DeSoto Parish during the early voting period which wrapped up last Saturday. The election is this coming Saturday, April 30th.
The only thing on the ballot in the parish is a runoff in the Mansfield Mayor’s race. Police Jury member Thomas Jones is challenging incumbent Mayor John Mayweather, Sr. Four years ago, Mayweather defeated Jones for that seat.
Of the total vote, in person voting accounted for 929 ballots and there were 133 absentee ballots.
Here is the demographic breakdown of those voting in person:
Democrats – 879. Republicans – 50. Other – 133.
Male – 402. Female – 660.
White – 90. Black – 959. Other – 13.