Polls open Saturday
Election polls will be open Saturday in parts of St. Mary Parish from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
A total of 208 ballots were cast in the parish during absentee voting last week in advance of the election, which includes four tax issues and one special election, according to Jolene Holcombe of the St. Mary Parish Registrar of Voters office.
Issues on the ballot include:
—Alderman, Town of Baldwin Special Election. The four candidates on the ballot are Herbert Bell, Mike J. Caesar Sr., Clarence Colbert Sr. and Margaret C. “Faye” Coleman.
—Fifth Ward Special School District 1 - Bond Proposition (Issue $21 million general obligation bonds for 20 years). The election includes Precincts 24A, 25, 26, 27, 28, parts of 24 and 25A, 29 and 30 in Patterson and Bayou Vista. There are 5,945 registered voters eligible for this election.
—Wax Lake East Drainage District - Proposition (Tax Renewal - 3.2 mill property tax for 10 years). The election includes Precincts 31, 32, parts of 33, 34 and 25 in Berwick and Bayou Vista.
—Gravity Sub-Drainage District 1 of the Gravity Drainage District 2 - Proposition (Tax Renewal - 9.95 mills property tax for 10 years). The election includes Precinct 31 in Bayou Vista. There are 2,145 registered voters eligible for this election.
—Recreation District 1 - Proposition (Millage Renewal - 3 mill property tax for 10 years). The election includes parts of Precincts 46 and 47 in Siracusa and Amelia. Only 813 people are eligible to vote for this proposition.