Republican candidate for state treasurer John Schroder visits with supporters at Strawn's Eat Shop Also on Airline Drive.

Republican candidate for State Treasurer John Schroder stopped by Strawn’s East Shop Also on Airline Drive in Bossier City on Monday to visit with supporters and encourage people to get out and vote on Saturday.

Schroder is running against Democrat Derrick Edwards in a special election to replace John Kennedy, who was elected to the U.S. Senate.

Schroder’s stop in Bossier City was part of a larger effort across north Louisiana.

“I have a lot friends in Bossier,” he said. “A lot of my former colleagues and current colleagues that I served within the Legislature that have been a big supporters to me. And we have a lot of support in Bossier. I wanted to come by and tell everyone hello and ask them to keep supporting me. Voter turnout has been low, so we need everybody to get out and vote.”

During his visit, Schroder said the thought two primary factors were playing roles in the projections for low voter turnout.

“First, it’s a special election,” he said. “There’s not as much on the ballot. I think there are 56  parishes that don’t have anything else on the ballot. Second, people aren’t real happy with government right now. That’s one of the major reasons I am running. People are losing faith in these processes. I want to change that. I want people to have faith in this process.”

Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Voters will need to present a photo ID. For more information, visit the Secretary of State’s website.

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