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Nov. 16 last election of the year for Louisiana

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5th Congressional District runoff candidates Vince McAllister (l) and LA State Senator Neil Riser (r) 5th Congressional District runoff candidates Vince McAllister (l) and LA State Senator Neil Riser (r)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

The voting year is almost over for Louisiana, as it prepares for one last statewide election on November 16. Saturday, November 9 is the last day you can cast your ballot early.

This last election serves as a runoff for races voted on during the state's October 19 election. Towns, cities and parishes are also using the election for new propositions and tax renewals.

Folks in the northeast and central parts of Louisiana will decide who will represent them in congress for the next year. Businessman Vance McAllister and State Senator Neil Riser, both Republicans, took the top two spots in the 5th District Congressional race back in October. The 14-candidate race included Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo and former Congressman Clyde Holloway.

The seat opened up when former 5th District Congressman Rodney Alexander resigned from office to take a position with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's administration. Whoever wins will serve in congress until the 2014 election.

In northwest Louisiana, only Bienville and Webster Parishes will open up polling places on November 16. In the Bienville town of Gibsland, folks will choose either Gregory Pickens or Michael Wright as the town's new Police Chief. Both men are Republicans.

Also in Bienville Parish, the village of Saline is asking voters to approve a 1% sales and use tax to fund the various needs of the town.

Webster Parish only has two items on its ballot, and neither of them is parish-wide. Springhill School District No. 8 is asking people to renew a 7.09 mills property tax which funds the district's operations and maintenance needs. Dixie Inn Fire Protection District No. 7 wants to sell $600,000 in bonds to renovate its buildings and upgrade its equipment.

You can click here to get more information on the November 16 election, including what's on the ballot in other parishes and voter registration info.

 

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