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Early voting underway for March 30 election: What’s on your ballot?

Posted at 11:30 AM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 12:30:12-04

Early voting begins Saturday, March 16 for the March 30 election.

Early voting will be March 16 through 23, with the exception of Sunday, March 17, from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. at each parish registrar of voter’s office.

The deadline to request an absentee by mail ballot is March 26 by 4:30 p.m. You can request an absentee by mail ballot online through the Secretary of State’s Voter Portal or in writing through your Registrar of Voters Office (other than military and overseas voters).

The deadline for a registrar of voters to receive a voted mail ballot is March 29 by 4:30 p.m. (other than military and overseas voters).

Here’s what’s on the ballot:

IBERIA PARISH

Mayor City of Jeanerette
Aquicline Rener Arnold, Democrat
Carol “Bro” Bourgeois Jr., Democrat

Aprill F. Foulcard, Democrat

Louis Lancon, No Party

Village of Pine Prairie Proposition:
Shall the Village of Pine Prairie, State of Louisiana (the “Village”), under the provisions of the constitution and other statutory authority, be authorized to levy and collect a tax of two percent (2%) (the “Tax”) ($135,000 is expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the Tax for an entire year) for a period of ten (10) years, beginning April 1, 2019, upon the sale at retail, the use, the lease or rental, the consumption, and the storage for use or consumption, of tangible personal property and on sales of services in the Village, all as defined by law, with the proceeds of the Tax (after paying the reasonable and necessary costs and expenses of collecting and administering the Tax) to be dedicated as follows: 50% for funding operations and capital improvements of the Village and 50% exclusively for the purpose of construction, maintenance and repair of public streets and roadways within the Village and the authority to fund the proceeds of the Tax into bonds for the purposes stated herein and for related capital improvements within the Village in the manner provided by law?

JEFF DAVIS PARISH

Bayou Nezpique Gravity Drainage District Proposition (Millage Renewal):

Shall Bayou Nezpique Gravity Drainage District, Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana (the “District”), be authorized to levy a special tax of twenty and ninety-eight hundredths (20.98) mills tax (the estimated amount reasonably expected to be collected from the levy of the tax for one entire year being $314,900) on all the property subject to taxation within the District, for a period of ten (10) years beginning with the year 2020 and ending with the year 2029, for the purpose of improving, maintaining and operating gravity drainage works for the District?

Sales Tax District No. 1 (Jennings) Proposition (Sales Tax Renewal):

In the event of the passage of School District No. 2 of Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana Bond Proposition, shall Sales Tax District No. 1 (Jennings) of the Parish School Board of the Parish of Jefferson Davis, State of Louisiana (the “District”), be authorized to continue to levy and collect a tax of one-half of one percent (1/2%) (the “Tax”), for a period of fourteen (14) years from January 1, 2027 (an estimated $1,430,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the Tax for an entire year), upon the sale at retail, the use, the lease or rental, the consumption, and the storage for use or consumption, of tangible personal property and on sales of services in the District, all as defined by law, with the proceeds of the Tax (after paying the expenses of collecting and administering the Tax), to be expended within School District No. 2 of Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana (“School District No. 2”), to pay a portion of the costs of constructing and improving public school buildings and facilities therein and acquiring land, equipment and furnishings therefor, and/or to pay any bonded indebtedness of the District or School District No. 2?

School District No. 2 Proposition (Bond):

In the event of the passage of Sales Tax District No. 1 (Jennings) of the Parish School Board of the Parish of Jefferson Davis, State of Louisiana Sales Tax Proposition, shall School District No. 2 of Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana (the “District”), incur debt and issue bonds to the amount of not exceeding $29,500,000, in one or more series, to run not exceeding 20 years from date thereof, with interest at a rate not exceeding 8% per annum, for the purpose of acquiring and/or improving lands for building sites and playgrounds, including construction of necessary sidewalks and streets adjacent thereto; purchasing, erecting and/or improving school buildings and other school related facilities within and for the District and acquiring the necessary equipment and furnishings therefor, title to which shall be in the public; which bonds will be general obligations of the District payable from ad valorem taxes to be levied and collected in the manner provided by Article VI, Section 33 of the Louisiana State Constitution and supplemental statutory authority, with no increase in the estimated millage rate to be levied in the first year of issue above the 13 mills currently being levied to pay District Bonds?

LAFAYETTE PARISH 

City of Scott Proposition (New Tax):

Shall the City of Scott, State of Louisiana (the “City”), under the provisions of Act No. 34 of the 2018 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature (the “Act”), and other constitutional and statutory authority, be authorized to levy and collect an additional one percent (1%) (the “Tax”) ($2,400,000 is expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the Tax for an entire year) upon the sale at retail, use, lease or rental, consumption, and storage for use or consumption, of tangible personal property and on sales of services in the City, all as defined by law, beginning October 1, 2019 and run in perpetuity, with the proceeds of the Tax (after paying the reasonable and necessary costs and expenses of collecting and administering the Tax), to be dedicated and used only and exclusively as follows: 66.66% to fund, maintain and provide police and fire protection and 33.33% to fund, maintain and provide parks and recreation, sewer, roads, drainage and economic development and authority to fund the proceeds of the Tax into bonds for the purposes stated herein and related capital improvements within the City in the manner provided by law?

ST. MARY PARISH

Hospital Service District No. 1 Proposition (Millage Renewal):

Shall Hospital Service District No. 1 of the Parish of St. Mary, State of Louisiana (the “District”), continue to levy a ten (10) mills tax on all the property subject to taxation within said District, for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2020 and ending with the year 2029 (an estimated $1,777,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for the purpose of improving, maintaining and operating the hospital facilities of said District?