NEW ORLEANS — Voters in Jefferson Parish will decide two hotly contested races when they go to the polls Saturday.

Voting ends at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. WWL-TV will have full coverage and live election results as the votes are tallied throughout the night. Bookmark this pageand download the new WWL-TV app for updates throughout the evening.

Both the parish president and sheriff's races top the ballot in Jefferson Parish. Cynthia Lee Sheng, John Young and Lee Bonnecarrerre are in a three-way race for parish president. Incumbent Sheriff Joseph Lopinto is defending his seat against John Fortunato and Anthony Bloise.

Seats on the Jefferson Parish Council and a Justice of the Peace position is also up for grabs.

In any race where no candidate tops 50% of the vote, the top two vote-getters will face each other in a Nov. 16 runoff.


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The Associated Press contributed to this report.