Early voting starts Saturday and lasts through April 26, excluding Sunday, for the May 3 election. The ballots in the Baton Rouge area are listed below. To find out if there’s an election in your voting precinct, log on to the Louisiana secretary of state’s website at: www.sosla.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/GetElectionInfor mation/ReviewSampleBallots.
D = Democrat
R = Republican
L = Libertarian
O = Other party
N = No party listed
EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH
Jason Ellis, R
Ralph Washington, R
Consolidated School District No. 1 Proposition No. 1
To renew a 10-year, 2.78-mill property tax generating $8.9 million a year to maintain the reduced pupil-teacher ratio by employing additional teachers.
Consolidated School District No. 1 Proposition No. 2
To renew a 10-year, 1.86-mill property tax generating $5.9 million a year for employee salaries and benefits.
East Side Fire Protection District No. 5 Proposition
To renew a 10-year, 7.5-mill property tax generating $635,000 a year for hiring, training and equipping personnel and the development, operation and maintenance of the fire protection facilities.
Fire Protection District 6 Proposition
To renew a 10-year, 10-mill property tax generating $264,000 a year for fire protection facilities, including the cost of obtaining water for fire protection purposes and fire hydrants.
School District No. 4 Proposition
To incur debt and issue up to $25 million in bonds for school improvements, repayable by property taxes with an estimated increase of 16.83 mills in the first year of issue above the 9.770 mills currently levied.
Consolidated School District No. 1 Proposition
To levy a 10-year, 15-mill property tax expected to generate $3.6 million a year for: K-12 schools in Hammond; accelerated classes, visual and performing arts programs, International Baccalaureate programs, Montessori education, communication magnet programs, STEM extended day and other educational programs; and salaries and benefits of teachers and other public school personnel for those programs.
WEST FELICIANA PARISH
Parishwide Consolidated School District No. 1 Proposition
To levy a 10-year, 14-mill property tax expected to generate $3.8 million a year for additional support to the public schools and for any other lawful corporate purpose of the district, including school construction and maintenance, and salaries and benefits of school district personnel.