Sneaky politicking complaints prompt police patrols
AMITE - Police have added patrols around the Registrar of Voters office here due to complaints about people politicking too close to a polling location.
Early voting is going on until Saturday across the state. In Amite, early voting happens at the registrar's office inside the courthouse on North Bay Street. The registrar confirmed there have been reports of odd behavior in the parking lot – people passing out fliers for a candidate for parish president and someone driving around the parking lot with campaign decals.
John Russell, the Tangipahoa Parish Registrar of Voters, said his office investigated complaints but have not been able to catch anyone in the act other than the person driving the vehicle. But, Russell said, he asked Amite
Police to regularly drive through and watch the area outside the courthouse entrance.
Russell said the Secretary of State's office has sent people to the courthouse, too. The Secretary of State's office could not confirm or deny any active investigation.
Russell said, however, if someone is doing something wrong, they'll "stub their toe and get caught."
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