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MONROE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - It's election night in the 5th Congressional District and with Rodney Alexander's vacated congressional seat up for grabs, it's an important ballot for our area.

The partial government shutdown isn't far behind us and many voters are still worried about the future of our country. Some say they not only went to their precincts to vote, but to make a statement.

Egypt born Sue Nawas says she wants this election to reestablish American capitalism and ethics.

"This is a very important election because I believe our country is going in the wrong direction," Nawas said. "We need some people who believe in good ideas and the right way to direct our country, the way it was 14 years ago when I immigrated to this country."

Dudley Cowan says he hopes the new representative will carry on the work of Rodney Alexander. Of his biggest concerns are a balanced budget and government spending.

"It is getting rather old to watch what is happening in Washington. I think with the right people up there … they can make a difference," Cowan said  

Candidates and constituents cast their votes this morning, but Ouachita Parish Commissioner in charge of precinct nine, Monica Addison, says the day started slow.

"When the polls close, we will close the voting machines and have an electronic print out. And we will tally it on the machine here and the sheets will be taken to the courthouse," Addison said.

Precincts will close at 8 p.m. tonight. KNOE 8 news will continue with full coverage.

 

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