Saturday is final early voting day
By JEAN L. KAESS
Saturday is the final day to cast an early vote in the Oct. 19 municipal elections.
Secretary of State Tom Schedler said that early voting is available from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. at parish Registrar of Voters’ offices.
“So far, early voting turnout has been very light,” Schedler said. “As of Thursday evening, only 26,558 individuals statewide had cast an early ballot. We are encouraging citizens to take a look at what’s on the ballot in their parish and seriously consider voting early if they anticipate being busy on Election Day.”
Locally, St. Mary Parish Registrar of Voters Jolene Holcombe said 131 residents had voted through the end of business Thursday.
Voters may vote early at the registrar’s office on either the third floor of the courthouse in Franklin or the registrar’s branch office in Morgan City at 301 Third St., regardless of address.
Issues on the ballot are:
—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. Holcombe said, so far, 61 votes have been cast during absentee voting.
—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. Some 10,735 are eligible to vote, and 89 have done so during early voting.
—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. Of them, eight have voted already.
—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. One vote has been cast.
—Alderman, Town of Baldwin – Special Election. There are 1,506 registered voters for this election, and 41 of them have cast their ballots.
Voters can also utilize the Secretary of State’s smartphone application, GeauxVote Mobile, as well as the GeauxVote.com webpage to find out where to vote, what’s on their ballot and their voting districts.