Early voting for the Nov. 18 election starts Friday and ends Nov. 11. Voters may cast ballots from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (except Sunday, Nov. 5, and the Veterans Day holiday on Nov. 10). A number of runoff elections are on the ballot, as well as local propositions. Those in the Baton Rouge area are listed below.
D = Democrat
R = Republican
Derrick Edwards, D
John Schroder, R
The dénouement of an 11-month race to choose a new state treasurer will come Saturday when Louisiana voters – though not many – will cast ballots.
To change the process to appeal decisions of the personnel review board so that after any hearing, the review board shall submit their advisory recommendations to the parish president. The decisions made by the president shall be final unless overruled by a two-thirds majority vote of the Parish Council members present at the vote of the employee's appeal.
GONZALES — Ascension Parish voters will be asked later this month whether to strengthen the hand of the Parish Council in refereeing the few e…
East Baton Rouge Parish
Chris Hester, R
Judy Moore Vendetto, R
Baton Rouge City Court runoff candidate Judy Moore Vendetto says that after working more than two decades in the "background" as a 19th Judic…
Chaneyville Fire Protection District 7
To levy a 10-year, 10-mill property tax expected to generate $80,000 a year.
Pride Fire Protection District 8
To levy a 10-year, 15-mill property tax expected to generate $187,650 a year.
Fire Protection District 6
To renew a 10-year, 10-mill property tax generating $288,200 a year.
East Side Fire Protection District 5
To renew a 10-year, 5-mill property tax generating $441,418 a year.
To levy in perpetuity a 2 percent hotel tax within East Baton Rouge Parish — but excluding the municipalities of Baker, Central and Zachary and the area within the Baton Rouge North Economic Development District — that is expected to generate $3,320,488 for the first year, of which 50 percent would go to the Raising Cane's River Center and 50 percent to Visit Baton Rouge.
Parishwide drainage proposition
To renew a 10-year, 5-mill property tax generating $3,017,000 a year.
Council Member, Denham Springs
Raphineas "Ray" Riley, D
Laura Schmitt Smith, R
Gravity Drainage District 6
To levy a 10-year, 5-mill property tax expected to generate $250,000 a year.
To levy a 10-year, one-half of 1 percent sales tax (0.5 percent) expected to generate $450,000 a year.
Gravity Drainage District 7
To levy a 10-year, 8-mill property tax expected to generate $900,000 a year.
Fire Protection District 8
To renew a 10-year, 16.63-mill property tax generating $164,000 a year.
Fire Protection District 9
To renew a 10-year, 10.38-mill property tax generating $192,922 a year.
Pointe Coupee Parish
Parishwide Library Proposition
To renew the 10-year, 4.03-mill property tax generating $1,965,000 a year for the Parish Library and its branches.
Parishwide School District 100
To levy a 20-year, 10-mill property tax expected to generate $5,646,350 a year in additional funds for teacher and support employees' salaries and benefits.
To levy a 20-year, 4-mill property tax expected to generate $2,258,540 a year in additional support for school facility maintenance.
To levy a 20-year, 6-mill property tax expected to generate $3,387,810 a year in additional support for building new classrooms or remodeling existing ones and related facilities in order to reduce the number of modular buildings.
Hammond hotel tax
To authorize the Hammond Area Economic and Industrial Development District to levy a 2 percent hotel room tax in perpetuity that is expected to generate $347,990 in the first year for economic and industrial development.
West Feliciana Parish
Parishwide Tourist Commission
To levy 2 percent hotel tax in perpetuity that is estimated to generate $100,000 the first year for recreational and tourism marketing.