Early voting to end Saturday
Early voting will end Saturday for the Oct. 14 primary election.
A total of 755 St. Mary Parish voters had cast ballots early by the end of Thursday, according to St. Mary Parish Registrar of Voters Jolene Holcombe. Early voting began Sept. 30.
Hours for early voting are 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at the registrar’s office on the third floor of the parish courthouse in Franklin and at the registrar’s branch office located at 301 Third St. in Morgan City. You may vote early in either office regardless of your address.
Races on the ballot include ones for state treasurer and district 2 public service commissioner. District 2 includes St. Mary and 12 other parishes.
Voters in Amelia will be able to vote on a proposition that would allow Gravity Drainage District 6 to levy a special tax of 7.83 mills on all the property subject to taxation in the district to raise a projected $530,240 annually for a period of 10 years, beginning in 2018 and ending in 2027, for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, maintaining and operating gravity drainage works.
Three state constitutional amendments will also be on voters’ ballots.
Proposed Amendment No. 1 would exempt from property taxes materials and other property delivered to a construction site to be made part of a building or other construction.
Proposed Amendment No. 2 would authorize an exemption from ad valorem property tax for the total assessed value of the homestead exemption of an unmarried surviving spouse of a person who died while performing their duties as an emergency medical responder, technician, paramedic, volunteer firefighter, or a law enforcement or fire protection officer.
Proposed Amendment No. 3 would dedicate any new tax levied on gasoline, diesel, and special fuels into the Construction Subfund, which would be used solely for project delivery, construction, and maintenance of transportation and capital transit infrastructure projects and not for paying employee wages and related benefits or employee retirement benefits.
Information from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s website contributed to this report.