Early voting for the May 2 election begins Saturday and continues through April 25, except on Sunday.
All registered voters may cast early ballots on those days at the Registrar of Voters Office or at any designated alternate site from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On the ballot in East Baton Rouge are two tax propositions, both for the St. George Fire Protection District 2:
The first proposition calls for a new 10-year, 2-mill property tax expected to generate $2 million a year to hire more firefighters, build a new station and make water flow improvements that could improve the fire rating from Class 2 to Class 1.
The second proposition calls for a 10-year, 1.25-mill property tax expected to generate $1.2 million a year and that would replace a tax that will be expiring.
In Ascension Parish, the West Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District 1 is seeking authority to renew a 10-year, 4.67-mill property tax expected to generate $390,000 a year.
Iberville Parish has a number of items on the ballot, including the race to elect three at-large members to the St. Gabriel City Council. The candidates are: Joan Stevens Carter, Juan Vashion Darville, Freddie “Carl” Frazier Sr., Ronald “Ronnie” Grace and Kelvin “Yorkey Boy” York Sr., all Democrats, and no-party candidate Tressy Gleason.
The Iberville Parish School Board is seeking the renewal of three taxes:
Proposition No. 1 calls for renewing the 10-year, 1.78-mill property tax that generates $1 million a year for alternative school programs.
Proposition 2 calls for renewing the 10-year, 4.84-mill property tax that generates $2.8 million a year for school system operations.
Proposition 3 calls for renewing the 10-year, 10.5-mill property tax that generates $6 million a year to supplement teacher salaries and benefits.
Livingston Parish voters will choose among four propositions:
The parish Health Unit is seeking a 10-year, 2.5-mill property tax that generates $1.2 million a year. The proposition is a second attempt at local funding after voters last year defeated a 5-mill levy.
The School Board is seeking to renew a 10-year, 7-mill property tax that generates $3.3 million a year for school maintenance.
Fire Protection District 10 is seeking to continue a 10-year, 11.1-mill property tax that generates $172,000 a year.
Recreation District 2 is seeking to continue a 10-year, 15-mill property tax that generates $850,000 a year.
In St. James Parish, the School Board is seeking authority to incur $56 million in debt, to be repaid by extending an existing 10-mill property tax for 20 years, to relocate St. James High and possibly build or consolidate other schools.
Tangipahoa Parish’s Recreation District No. 39A is seeking authority to renew a 10-year, 15-mill property tax that generates $238,000 a year.