|Map of Louisiana highlighting Ascension Parish (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
As of June 1, nearly 49 percent of all registered voters in Ascension Parish live in an area roughly north of La. 74 and west of La. 431 that encompasses Dutchtown, Prairieville and Galvez, census and precinct-level voter registration data show. Of those voters, 40 percent are registered Republicans, while another 29 percent are listed as “other.”
Parishwide, voters with Republican and other-party registrations have risen sharply since 1990. Democratic voters have dipped slightly in that period but still hold a registration advantage, albeit a shrinking one.