Date of Award

Spring 5-1999

Document Type


Degree Name

Honors College


Political Science

First Advisor

Lionel D. Lyles

Second Advisor

Joyce W. O'Rourke

Third Advisor

Beverly Wade


The primary purpose of this study is to determine the voting patterns in the minority communities during important elections. A secondary component ofthis study analyzes the voting practices of Blacks in East Baton Rouge parish. TIle population will be voters in the precinct located in East Baton Rouge. Participants in this study must be a registered voter residing in the precincts of the East Baton Rouge parish. The use of Microsoft Excel made it possible to determine the voting trends of the black population.